Travel Tips! Part 3

Today, we will be rounding out the final post in our travel tips series! I hope these tips have been helpful to you so far.


  1. Use smaller bottles to store all your things. It just takes up a lot less room. You don’t need to carry around the full bottle of shampoo wherever you go on a 2 week trip. You should also be labelling what is actually in those bottles – moisturizing your hair isn’t a great look for most people.
  2. Walking shoes. If you travel, you’ll be walking a lot. Bringing your pretty looking heels might be a good idea (you think), but really not very practical. You’re going to be walking through lots of unfamiliar terrain so don’t be an idiot when it comes to choosing your shoes.
  3. Get the locals to help you out here. This is extremely helpful if you are planning travel to a non English speaking country. Very, very likely, the best restaurants and beaches around aren’t the ones you find out about online. Getting the proper local guidance is always the best way to find out about all the local gems no tourist guide site would have been able to get to you.
  4. Figure out where the local embassy of your country of origin is. Locate it on your map and write it down, or better yet, memorize it.
  5. Local laws are so damn important to follow. You might not think much of the local laws, but you’re in their country and you have a duty to follow them.
  6. Vaccinations are crucial for your health, so make sure you get your flu jabs and all that other stuff. Getting malaria overseas is the last thing you want on your trip.
  7. Last and final tip from me would be to respect the local culture very much. Foreign cultures might seem weird and alien to you, but that is no excuse to act like a tool overseas. Learning basic mannerisms and rules of other cultures would help you gain local respect quickly.
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Travel tips! Part 2

Welcome back! Today we’ll be continuing on the theme of travel tips. Let’s get going.

  1. Learn how to pack as light as possible. Nobody needs 60 pounds of baggage for less than a week of travel. The less you carry with you, the better. YES, you can wear the same pair of jeans for multiple days.
  2. Figure out how much public transportation and taxis cost in advance. There are plenty of scam artists out there who want to take your money because they assume you’re a foreigner that doesn’t know your way around. Carry a map around with the location of where you are staying clearly marked so you can point out the location to them .
  3. Speaking of maps, it’s really the best thing to do to have an actual hard copy of your map in the city you are currently are in. Save your actual phone battery for when you actually really need it instead of draining it using Google Maps.
  4. Travel cards are very important. You don’t want to spend time on the phone with your bank from a dodgy location because you cannot access your funds. Please refrain from doing such a thing.
  5. Tissues and hand sanitizers please. There are some really disgusting bathrooms out there. Enough said.
  6. Earplugs and eye patches. Occasionally, you’re going to run into a really, really disgusting bathroom. Stay away from those things please.
  7. Learn how to operate a camera and take decent photos. Instagram selfies are probably a big no-no. Vacations are sparse and you don’t want your only memories of your trip to be on your Instagram feed.
  8. Public transportation is usually the best option to get around in many cities, so please don’t be afraid to use it.
  9. Basic first aid work would be helpful. This isn’t just useful for travel, it’s a fantastic life skill you should know anyway.

Travelling Around The World

You don’t need a lot of money to go travelling! Find out some useful tips and tricks from this video!


Top Travel Tips From A Travel Resort Owner

Let’s start our first blog post off by compiling some of the tips and tricks we use over the years when we travel. Coming from a person who has visited at least 50 countries, you can be assured that this is all good advice. Feel free to come back to us if you think we missed anything by the way.

  1. Do your laundry in the sink. Forget going out there and hunting for a laundromat. Doesn’t happen, and most of the time doesn’t really exist. Don’t even think about reusing the same underwear for multiple days in a row either, I don’t want to give you a lecture on hygiene, but thats gross.
  2. Learn how to use a basic sewing kit. You really only have so much space extra left in your luggage, so don’t add in all that extra stuff you don’t want to carry around with you. Learning how to sew a button back on will save you so much time and lots of money, so just do it.
  3. Learn the useful local phrases before you even get there. Things like thank you, hello, please, do you speak English and no thanks. All of that would help massively with your travel plans. I think phrases like ‘leave me alone’ are incredibly useful – think of all those crowded market places in Hong Kong where you get swarmed by the locals trying to sell you stuff.
  4. Keep an emergency supply of money somewhere. This is incredibly important. Losing your wallet has to be one of the most frustrating and unpleasant experiences ever overseas. Try putting cash into small containers and hiding it discreetly in your bags.
  5. Learn how to drive stick. Lots and lots of countries don’t use auto cars and you don’t want to be stuck at the airport because you can’t handle a manual car.
  6. Bring extra plastic bags for your dirty laundry. NEVER mix your smelly clothes with fresh ones – all of them will end up smelly and disgusting.
  7. Learn how to swim. Enough said.

This concludes part 1 from us – we’ll release parts 2 and 3 soon!