There are a lot of things to think about when you are backpacking. The first thing most people think about is DON'T FORGET ANYTHING. Now this is a given but the key to this is staying organized. I have a few tricks I'll share with you.
We have all been on the way to fantastic vacation enjoying every moment in bliss only to have some jerk slam their seat back spilling your coffee burning your lap and ruining your laptop. This is just one of the dozens of annoying things people do while traveling. I'm going to run down a list of my top 12 and how to counter them.
This is one of those areas I never considered when I began to travel. I have been fortunate that my room has never been burgled.
Some of the worst scams going on today
Getting scammed as a tourist is nearly inevitable. In some fashion or another if you travel enough you will get robbed or scammed and perhaps not even realize it has happened.
More and more people today find themselves stuck at an airport for hours or nearly a day. It's just simple mathematics for some people, cheaper flight worth the fight.
It's funny I actually never thought about this until I started traveling. The most common thing is just try and jam everything into your suitcase and hope it gets back in one piece. When you are backpacking this doesn't work well.
Everyone's trip will be different and for varying lengths of time. I am going for a few months so I'll be including travel for both longer and short visits.
During my research for my first big trip, well first big long trip, I found a ton of security questions coming to mind. I spent a lot of time looking for answers and although I haven't tested them overseas I have given them trial runs here and during my back and forth flights the past six months. So I'm going to bring these to you in a weekly series highlighting and fixing security problems when you travel. Because we all know it's much easier to travel when you are relaxed.
Maybe it's fate or maybe it's just in my head but when I started planning my travel all I found were positive 'quit your job, travel the world' messages. Lately I have seen a lot of articles telling you not to pursue your dreams and you should stay where you are. They all cite finance as their main concern.