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 about the leave plan, it should include planning before starting your travel and also while 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 adds flavour to your trip and will make it memorable forever. Also these tips will save your money and avoid unnecessary discomfort while at designation.
1. Weather at the destination
Weather plays an important role in the selection of your desination. The whole destination is going to be changed if you want to enjoy the snow from the location where sea beaches are best enjoyed. But if you already made up your mind about one particular location, it is of utmost necessary 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, weather prevailing at the location will change the activities you are going to perform during your stay at the holiday destination. How many tourists will be there at the destination during the season you are traveling also largely depends on the favorable weather. So prior information of weather in Offseason will help you to book your cheap hotels during 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.
2. 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 timing. 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, booking of hotels or accommodation at cheap rates can not be achieved. Also, transport like flights and taxi services will also be costly at that time which will impact your personal finance.
3. 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. The domain for 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. 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 seaching can provide you information, but the comments and experience of fellow visitors will serve as a real guide for you in planning your destination.
4. 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.
5. Safety and Security
Safety and security play an important role in making your entire vacation momentous. Getting stuck with any such 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 ill-informed about the behavior of people. Safety becomes paramount when you are traveling with your family and parents because in that case, you are not in any position of getting indulged with locals in a quarrel.
If at all you get into any situation, it is better to approach nearby police or any other law controlling authorities at the earliest. because generally, 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.
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.
1. 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. Knowing the local traditions can be best accomplished by witnessing the local festivals organized at regular intervals. By talking with the commoners and eating at small local run 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.
2. 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.
3. 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 there will be a slight difference between the two regions wrt these domains after covering a certain distance.
Switching your location will also give you some sense of freshness and it is beneficial for a security point of view at non native land. After exploring the market properly, switching your hotels will surely save some bucks to your pocket as well.
4. 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, these clicking the frames has gained popularity to a new level. For the people who all are engaged in tourism or related business like travel, bloggers 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 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.
Important Points needs focus in planning:-
If you are thinking for a vacation, there are some points which are worth mentioning here, will be helpful for you in your trip:
⇒ If you are at the planning phase, it is recommended to go through the blog on 12 things to consider for planning a trip.
⇒ Once the plan is finalized, it is very important for you to cater to your safety and security during the trip and for that there is a detailed blog on Travel Safety tips which you should fo through.
⇒Don’t throw Plastic and spoil the beauty of Hill station or any other location ( and you know Plastic, Distilled water, Cold Drink Bottles are the main culprit)
⇒Please left this beauty for our next generation to enjoy
⇒ Try to make maximum usage of Plastic money like Credit or Debit cards for any transaction for booking as it will save you from the unnecessary carriage of cash in hand.
⇒Carry sufficient Cash in hand which will save you from some situations where no card facility exists (can be checked prior)
⇒Try to taste local foods wherever you go and try to reside among the locals like in homestays
⇒Be polite with serving staff, whenever using Retaureant and Bar services
⇒If time and your will permit please help locals collect garbage thrown over there by visitors like us so that we can think to 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).
⇒Check your Hotel room for any suspicious things like Camera and all as frauds are on the peak so Don’t compromise your safety.
⇒Inculcate a habit of carrying a Travel Medical Kit with minimal requirements in an emergency like Fever, Headache, Stomach pain, Cold and Flu, Dysentery, etc.