7 rules of the perfect trip
Sometimes even a carefully planned vacation can be frustrating. That’s because there are 7 important travel rules that not everyone knows about. Charges for the weather, quick decisions, a suitcase “light”, a cash supply for unforeseen expenses, a minimum of gadgets, a suitable company and a positive attitude – that’s all the luggage with which it is worth flying to warm countries. But what about a suitcase full of all “necessary” and a favorite laptop – you ask? Why you do not need them, give answers in the article.
1. Be ready for spontaneous relaxation.
Accidentally caught a tour in Egypt or any other sunny country can permanently change your idea of rest. It happens that you plan weeks for a long-awaited vacation, choose dates that are favorable for the lunar calendar, spend the night in the SPA salon on the eve of your trip, and at the last moment you realize that you are simply exhausted from all these fees.
Learn to make a decision “right now” – and you will forget what stress is. If, after watching “Eat, pray, love”, I wanted to go to heavenly Bali, book the tour right away, and not sometime next summer. Wise travelers claim that a decision must be made in the time it takes to collect a suitcase – 20-30 minutes. Of course, for a sudden vacation, you will need a certain amount of money. It would not be superfluous to have a piggy bank for such expenses, and right now, and not from next Monday!
2. Do not ignore the weather forecast
Do not think that in the shopping centers of Rome you will find a rain coat without any problems, and in the wilds of Thailand – sunblock. Rest will be at least uncomfortable, if in the middle of autumn you go on a sightseeing tour of Europe with light T-shirts and shorts in a backpack. What are we hinting at? Daily Weather Forecast – your best assistant in the camp. In the world of modern technology, you can find out how long it will rain in Sri Lanka, how many sunny days will give June in Sweden and when a jacket should be seized at the Bodrum resort.
Do not neglect a couple of warm things. Pants, closed shoes and a long-sleeved shirt will not take up much space in a suitcase, but they will warm you in a cool evening, and a shirt will also save you from the scorching sun, if needed.
3. Trying to do with hand luggage
An experienced tourist intervenes in the backpack exactly as many things as there is enough space for souvenirs and a mixer “there-cheaper” for his mother. Returning to the previous item of the plan, match your suitcase with the estimated weather, but do not forget about the basic set for summer holidays:
swimsuit / swimming trunks, you can 2 pairs – they will not take much space, but in countries with high humidity, where things do not have time to dry, they will be very helpful;
shorts – 2 pairs;
sneakers (sneakers) – you can carry them on yourself;
T-shirts, T-shirts – 2 pieces each;
pants are better than cotton;
light jacket – waterproof, or a raincoat;
underwear and a few pairs of socks;
a hat and dresses – you can not take it: you buy the first one at the place, and you can go in shorts for walks and even clubs;
skirt – if you really want to stay feminine.
All these things and a travel set of cosmetics / accessories for shaving without problems will fit in a backpack. Moreover, they will be enough for a two-week trip. And if you have already filled your suitcase with evening dresses and accessories, think about the fact that you will not have time not only to wear them, but even hang them in the closet with the “beach-excursion-party-sleep-in-hotel” mode. And remember, your main goal is to relax, not to pump up your triceps, dragging your suitcases.
4. Set aside money for a rainy day
Of course, a black day on vacation should not be: the all inclusive system in most hotels, already paid back ticket, free beaches and unlimited cocktails in the bar. It seems every day of rest is just a pink dream. But, as a rule, there is always not enough money for something. Whether it is a sudden sale or a spontaneous visit to the club where your favorite DJ arrived – a small margin on the bank card will cover extra costs.
If you are afraid to spend a nest egg on the first day, exchange money for euros. Before the hand reaches for the colored piece of paper, you will remember that you need to look for an exchange office. This life hack works in non-Eurozone countries where the euro can be freely paid.
5. Arrange a laptop vacation
There are no complaints to people who travel with a laptop or tablet to another country for work. Those who are aiming at a beach holiday and parties, leave the gadgets at home. Yes, it will be better. No, you do not want to watch a movie in the evening, you will be busy with more important things. Of course, uploading a photo will wait until your return, and so will the social network. Do not tempt fate and your nerves by transporting the gadget on the plane, with constant thoughts “what about my new work project without me?” And “I only check mail for 5 minutes”. You can view letters and post new photos to the Internet from your phone, if you really want to.6. Do not lose mood even when something went wrong
The confirmation of the reservation did not come, the phone disappeared in the situation “on the suitcases”, the cat decided to give birth to an hour before the plane – anything happens in life. But whatever happens, you should not lose the mood. As practice shows, upon arrival in a new country you will remember your adventures with a laugh, drinking mojito under a palm tree and listening to the sound of the surf. And the hotel got “luxury”, and the phone was found at the bottom of the backpack, and the cat gave birth to comfort – thanks to the sofa best friend. Was it worth worrying so?
7. Find a companion on the same wavelength with you.
They say to check a friend or loved one, you need to go with him on a trip. You can still, of course, wallpaper with him pokleit – but back to the rest. Each of us expects something different from the trip, and blaming her best friend for the fact that she chose the shopping center for the beaches is unfair. There are “couch potatoes” who peacefully read a book by the pool, there are “party-goers”, whose vacation is unthinkable without daily parties. Someone’s enthusiasm will dry up with the onset of the rainy season, and someone to walk through the puddles will be a pleasure. It is important to find a companion with the most similar to your expectations from the rest. Everything else will follow!