Everybody out there who is planning for a trip has one thing for sure in their mind and that is to have their travel experience best when reaches the destination. Nobody wants to spoil their valuable time and money for a trip where they are going to feel uncomfortable in any way. We will be discussing some points here through this blog about all things you must keep in mind while preparing for your travel so that your trip can be well enjoyed. Your holidays will be best enjoyed when it is well planned and executed as per the plan only. When we are discussing the leave plan, it should include planning before starting your travel and also the time when you are at the selected destination. So we will discuss all these things here in details
Planning prior proceeding for travel
There are some considerations which we must take care of before leaving home for the selected destination. These exercises will surely add flavour to your trip and will make it memorable forever. Also, these tips will save you money and avoid unnecessary discomfort while at the selected location and in turn making your travel experience better.
Weather at the destination
Weather plays an important role in the selection of your destination and it will decide how your travel experience going to be. The destinations will be different for different atmospheres whether you want to enjoy the snow in the mountains or sunset at the beaches. But if you already made up your mind about one particular location, it is of utmost necessity for you to get exact info about the prevailing weather of the location. Accordingly, your clothing, accommodation, and other things like packing the Backpack will change. Also, the weather prevailing at the location will change the activities you are going to undertake during your stay. How many tourists will be there at the destination during the season you are travelling also largely depends on the favourable weather. Prior information on weather in the Offseason will help you to book your cheap hotels during your stay. You can take the help of search engines to find about the current weather or else, can download any mobile application which will provide you with the latest and current weather statistics.
Regional Festivals if any
Festivals of any part of the world are the real reflection of the culture of that particular region, so festivals are the best thing to know about the culture of the region. You should plan your trip to any destination keeping in mind the regional festivals falling during your trip. It will surely help you in gaining knowledge about the locals and in turn, will improve your travel experience. but these cultural events can also lead to some discomfort for tourists and it must also be there in your mind. Because of any upcoming festivals, definitely, there will be a lot of crowd at the destination which will lead to the traffic problem. In addition because of these events, you can not book hotels or accommodation at cheap rates. Also, transport like flights and taxi services will also be costly at that time which will impact your personal finance.
Search about the Destination
As you already selected the destination for your travel and getting ready for it, but you must google or do a proper search about the place you gonna visit. Your searches must include the transportation, communication, nearby sightseeing options and their distance from the place you gonna stay, any other related info whichever you feel to be known. You can get all this information through travel magazines and the internet thereby making travel experience rich. But in the present time travel blogs like tourfetch.com and others can be like goldmines of information for you. You should try to get in-depth information about each aspect so that you land there at a location well planned. Simple searching can provide you with information, but the comments and experiences of fellow visitors will serve as a real guide for you in planning your destination.
Eating Habits and your Preference
It is not much expected that you will get the food as per your preferences at every location in the world. But if at all you are somewhat choosy in your diet and concerned about your health, you must search about the location where you can get your desired food easily. Sometimes, not getting a proper eatery can land you in trouble and can spoil your time there at your destination. Searching over the internet is a good option for it, but if not feasible, you can enquire through locals and surely they will guide you in the right direction.
Safety and Security
Safety and security play an important role in making your entire vacation momentous. Getting stuck with any safety issue during travel can create disturbance and sometimes can land you in trouble. The simple reason for it is because you are on foreign or non-native soil where you are not adaptive and less informed about the behaviour of the local people. Safety becomes paramount when you are travelling with your family and parents because in that case, you are not in any position of getting indulged with locals in a quarrel.
If you get into any such situation, it is better to approach nearby police or any other law controlling authorities at the earliest. because generally, the law controlling mechanism at the tourist destinations always tries to solve the matter keeping tourism in the mind. At such a location, tourism plays a big role in the daily earning of locals, so nobody will try to harm any tourist, but if any unwanted thing happens, you should approach the police immediately. Avoiding these uncalled things will surely enhance your travel experience.
Planning when you are at the destination
As you are at the destination now, and everything is going as per plan, there are some points which you must consider after arrival here at the location. These points will surely help you in making your plan more enjoyable and adds up a good flavour to your travel experiences.
Explore the locals
The best memory you can carry with you from any location is the deep touch of the local culture and tradition. You must explore the location locally, on feet if possible to know about the authenticity of the culture you are watching. The feeling of the local traditions can be best touched by witnessing the local festivals organized at regular intervals. By talking with the local people and eating at small local Dhabas can also help you in achieving your goal. Appreciation and showing gratitude to the locals can develop a bond of affinity. Try to use ‘Thank You’ and wishing the locals in their native language while you are exploring the destination can be a good start to go. Nowadays the social media can play an important role in further strengthening this brotherhood if you developed it.
Use Public Transport
Whenever you are visiting any location, if possible try to use local transport system like Bus and Taxi. It will provide you access to have an exchange of words with the localities, in turn helping you in knowing their culture in a better way. Also, you can come to know about the various other locations to explore, because locals know their destination better than you. Tourists generally try to cover the spots which are known to them through the internet and travel blogs. You can top this list by interacting with the people residing there and further enquire about any details. Using public transport will further let you explore the things which you are not even aware of. It will give you confidence about the geography and area and at the same time, it will surely save some penny to your pocket.
Never stay at same location
It simply means that if you have a long vacation with you to spend, it is best to stay at different locations and never stick to only one hotel or accommodation. By staying at different places will let you monitor and explore the variety of locations, weather, people, and culture as well. Because as you must have witnessed that it have a slight difference of culture, living and other things between the two regions after covering a certain distance. Switching your location will also give you some sense of freshness and it is beneficial from a security point of view on non-native land increasing your travel experience to a positive direction. After exploring the market properly, switching your hotels will surely save some bucks to your pocket as well.
Click and Capture
Capturing your nicely spent moments is important, as you can feel the same actual freshness of your trip in the future whenever you will see those clicks. Nowadays with social media taking over the human being and everybody having access to a mobile camera, and that is the reason mobile photography has gained popularity to a new level. Mobile photography is playing an important role in The Bloggers and other people who all are engaged in tourism-related business must focus on capturing the frame so nicely so that picture or video in itself must tell everything about the location. But one thing you must keep in mind is that you should not keep on clicking the images, but should also enjoy the landscapes and the beauty of the location personally. There is no point in photos and videos if you do not felt the beauty you captured in the camera.
Small but Effective Tips
⇒ Please adhere to simple but effective travel safety tips.
⇒ While planning trekking, you must go through 6 basic trekking tips.
⇒ Food and other required stuff are priced heavily at the isolated locations, hence it is recommended to carry sufficient stock.
⇒ Carry sufficient water and chocolates along in the trek to keep yourself energetic. Please keep filling your reusable water bottles from the waterfalls and streams you are going to cross during the trek. It will save your pocket and also it will save the environment in another way.
⇒ Don’t litter the place around you while at the peak or during the trekking, it is our moral duty to respect mother nature.
⇒ You must have enough cash available with you as there may be a non-availability of an ATM. Hence you should carry enough cash along with you prior.
⇒ No mobile network is available at the peak
⇒ You must carry a small travel medical kit with you on every trip to make you safe from small infections and allergies.
⇒ Try to have minimal weight in your backpack because a heavy load at the back can cause discomfort while trekking. You can go through a helpful guide to backpack for travel.
⇒Don’t throw Plastic and spoil the beauty of Hill station ( and U know Distilled water, Cold Drink Bottles are the main culprit)
⇒Please left this beauty for our next generation to enjoy as well
⇒Try to taste local foods wherever you go
⇒Be polite with serving staff
⇒If time and your will permit, please help locals collect garbage thrown over there by visitors like us so that we can plan the same destination again.
⇒Hotels can be checked online but if possible please visit Hotel personally and then only proceed for payment (especially in the Offseason). If possible book your hotel using Plastic money like Credit Card or Debit Card.
⇒Check your Hotel room for any suspicious things like a Camera and all as frauds are on the peak so Don’t compromise with your personal safety. It will save you from any bad travel experience during journey.
⇒To take your Camera + additional batteries + memory cards to allow you to capture memorable moments forever without any glitches.
⇒Wherever needed please, Hire local Guides.
⇒Try to enjoy the time there and don’t just keep clicking images unnecessarily.