1. Have sound knowledge on where you want to visit. The place should be known or you can do research concerning the place. Inquire through the phone or make a pre-visit.
2. Make sure you know how bookings and payments are done. Do they take couples, families, group of people? Which age and how long you intend to stay? Other recreational activities too, like swimming so you carry a swimming kit.
3. Just in case you are traveling to a strange place for the first time, ensure you know the climatic conditions. This way you can pack suitable attire; if it is cold, carry warm clothes and if its warm carry light clothes.
4. Is the place near a market? Can you buy necessities whenever in need? If it’s far you should buy everything you need to use in advance.
5. Ask about basic necessities e.g, food and whether they cater to special dietary needs.
6. Carry extra money in case of an unforeseen event. Things don’t always work out as planned when you hit the road
7. Set your own clear rules in case you are traveling as a group. Ensure fellow travelers are aware of and respect them.
8. Carry a simple medical kit. In case of minor accidents you can give first aid to the casualties before rushing them to hospital.
9. Thoroughly research the destination, and its neighboring places. Are they friendly? What is the mode of transportation?
With those travel tips, plan your vacation and enjoy!
Great reads of the week
European trip update: Sevilla and Morocco – Reach Financial Independence.
How to Travel for Free – Frugal Rules
Comparing the Comparison Sites in Canada – Canadian Budget Binder
US Airways Premier MasterCard Review – Money Smart Guides
Investing is Like Hiking – The College InvestorRead More
Another two months and the year will have summarily come to an end! Its certainly a time for reflection on whether you have accomplished your beginning of year resolutions and goals and determine what you need to do to ensure you accomplish the remaining ones.
It has been a busy week on all fronts, traveling, learning tonnes at Fincon13, and meeting amazing bloggers. There is a lot that goes into blogging, and while writing is the main thing, it doesn’t even begin to cover the blogging spectrum.
You will also have to deal with promotion, social media engagement, seo and marketing for your blog. It can get overwhelming fast unless you set up systems earlier on on how to deal with the deluge of work.
Being a Blogger
One thing though, its fun being a blogger. You learn a lot, meet and engage with amazing people from diverse backgrounds and perform your share of “changing the world” for the better. At day’s end, you are happy you have touched, educated or entertained your readers and impacted their lives significantly.
Lessons on Blogging
A key lesson I’ll be taking from Fincon13: Give, Give, Give without expectation of ever getting back. Promote others, share their content, feature them on your blog, collaborate with them and share your tricks. You won’t get a thing in return in the short run, but in the long run, you will have earned credibility, respect, and that open doors to far bigger opportunities.
Heres the weekly roundup of some awesome bloggers I enjoyed reading this week.
Boy wearing sunglasses – Smiling Faces Travel Photos.
Smiles of China – Nomadic Samuel.
The Ultimate Thai Combo Meal – Migrationology.
Hitchhiking America – The Expert Vagabond.
Couch rebounding in Amsterdam on regular Gay Street – Waegook Tom.
Baby essentials i wouldn’t buy on the cheap – Modest Money
Have an awesome weekend everyone!Read More