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Great Travel Tips to Keep you Sane and Happy

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What do you want to do before you die? Most people will say that they want to travel. There are few things as alluring as seeing new places and experiencing new things. Travel can be amazing and life-changing, but it is not always glamorous. Travel can be exhausting, stressful, anxiety-ridden, and annoying. Here are some tips that have helped me minimize the bad and maximize the good in my own travels:

1. If you are flying, pack your carry on like your luggage will get lost.

Trust me on this. Pack a hairbrush, deodorant, any medication you might need, socks, and at least one spare pair of underwear. This is from personal experience. Your future self will thank you.

2. Emergency snacks are important

When your connection between flights is too short to get food or you can’t eat anything at a restaurant or you are just having too much fun to find food, you will be grateful to have your emergency snacks. Nothing is worse than having a real snack emergency and you have already eaten your emergency snacks.


3. Keep a journal/ some other record of your travels

I know the memories you are making seem so vivid now but they will fade. Keep a journal and write in it every day. Write what you did that day, what you ate, and who you talked too. Don’t forget to write down how that place you are in makes you feel. Are you happy and energized? Are you calm and relaxed? Are you stressed and anxious? Recording these emotions will not only help you process them but will also help you remember the trip better in the future!

4. Don’t forget about all your friends and family at home!

It can be easy to get caught up in your travels and lose contact with people at home (again from personal experience). Set a reminder on your phone every day to check in with people if you need to. They want to hear about your travels and you will feel better if you have that little bit of home in your day.

5. Keep track of the money you are spending

Be prepared to spend more money while traveling than you would at home, but don’t go overboard. Experience your travels to the fullest, but don’t go broke in the process. Keep track of your spending somewhere (I suggest your phone). I would also suggest converting all prices into the currency of your home country. This really helps you get perspective on how much money you are spending!

Traveling is really as amazing as everyone makes it out to be. But it can be tiring, stressful, and annoying. My biggest advice is to know yourself and listen to yourself. Everyone travels differently and you need to do what’s right for you. And don’t feel bad if you are not having fun every second of every day! Some days will suck but, hopefully, but some days will be amazing and you will remember why you left home in the first place! Remember to stay safe and have fun!