July 21, 2017

10 best travel tips to help you

I have been selling everything for five years and have traveled the world off the United States. These are hints that you can find on the way.

It started when I flew from Miami to Guatemala City once. When I embarked on a strange travel adventure, I flew up in anxiety and left a lot of my old life all over the world

It was a crazy race and I learned a lot since I left it. In order to celebrate my “travel companion”, I gathered the best handy travel tips to prioritize travel priorities in your life.

Please share the best travel tips at the end!

Traveling tips: Hello with a smile
Make friends with gypsy in Spain

1. Smile and chat
Is there a problem with locals? Do you think people are hostile? Maybe it is the language of your body. One of my best travel tips is to make eye contact and smile while walking. Hello, if you smile, in local language. It is a quick way to make new friends.

I can not expect everyone to run on my face with a big stupid smile. It is your job. As a general rule, they will open up by contacting them.

2. Do crazy things
I am a big fan of low budget travel. Rather than wasting your hard earned money on what you do not need, you can travel longer and more about the fascinating world we live in. In fact, you can travel to many places at 50 dollars a day without any problems.

After a while, life is a little older. It is good (and healthy) to occasionally exceed your budget. Spend a few days at a beautiful hotel, dine in a nice restaurant or spend a crazy night in the city.

Travel tips: keep an open mind
Learn Muslim culture in Afghanistan

3. Keep an open mind
Please do not judge the lifestyle of a person different from you. Listen to opinions you do not agree. It is arrogant to assume that your opinion is correct and the others are wrong. Empathize with others and put oneself.

I have various possibilities, possibilities, people, suggestions and interests. Question. You do not have to agree, but I am surprised that you are learning from the person I met during the trip.

4. Please try couchsurfing
Couchsurfing.org is a large online community of tourists who share rooms and sofas for free with foreigners. If you really want to experience the country and its people, staying locally is the way.

There are millions of casual surfers all over the world and we welcome you and recommend it. Cheap hotels are not all, there are all kinds of cheap travel accommodation.

My best travel tips
5. Occasional Volunteers
Let your mission to spend your time on valuable travel projects. Not only is it a very informative experience, but often learns more about the country and its people and makes new friends.

There is an excellent site called “Grassroots Volunteering”, and you can search volunteers around the world.

6. Pack the earplugs
This should actually be # 1 in the list. I like the ear! Babies crying, drunk Australians, barking dogs, celebrating concerts, dorm sex, natural gas suppliers and so on. Travelers’ best friends. These are my favorite earplugs in terms of comfort and efficiency.

Read more: My complete traveling supplies

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7. Do not be afraid
As the media says, the world is not dangerous. Please be aware of the instantaneous situation. But do not make this a focus of your trip. You will use your common sense and everything will work. Most people are friendly, trustworthy, generous and ready to help you.

This also applies to women. I am aware that it is not a woman but I met many experienced female travelers who agree with me.

8. I lost purpose
If you want to see the area where people live and work, you need to visit them. The best way to do this is at your feet even if you do not know exactly where you are going. Write down the name of the hotel so that you can use a taxi if necessary, simply select the direction and start walking.

Local people do not usually worry about trips in dangerous areas as you warn you before.

Learn more: Important tips on travel safety 25

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9. Eat local food
Do you know the taste of Mexican food? You are probably wrong. If you do not know what you are, let’s taste a bit when traveling. Ask residents for recommendations. Eat a food supplier with a big line at the front door.

I only got sick only twice during my trip. Do not be afraid of food.

10. Sometimes say
If someone randomly invites you to meet your family, try new activities, or explore places you did not know, say yes impulsively. It is unexpected and unanticipated unexpected circumstances to fascinate your trip and eventually turn into the best story.

April 21, 2017

Best tips after spending seven years around the world 10

Traveling tips
It was seven years ago that I sold everything and was able to travel around the world off the United States. These are hints that you can find on the way.

It started when I flew from Miami to Guatemala City once. When I embarked on a strange travel adventure, I flew up in anxiety and left a lot of my old life all over the world

It was a crazy race and I learned a lot since I left it. In order to celebrate my “travel companion”, I gathered the best handy travel tips to prioritize travel priorities in your life.

Please share the best travel tips at the end!

1. Patience is important
Do not sweat what you can not control. Life is too short, you will not get tired of getting angry all the time. Did you miss the bus? Do not worry, there is another thing. Automatic teller machines? very nice! Let’s make an unexpected journey to the way to the next city. Sometimes freakout also happens.

Remember that you may breathe deeply and get worse.

2. Get up early.
Have the best attractions to you and get up at dawn to avoid the crowd. It is also a magical moment of photography through soft and diffused light, which is usually easy to interact with locals. Volatile area is less dangerous in the morning. Honest and hardworking people get up early. Tags, cheaters, criminals sleep there.

Read more: Frequently 15 travel fraud

Traveling tips: Do you laugh?
Fiji parachute

Are you laughing?
You certainly look like a fool when traveling to a new place. Do not be ashamed of you, laugh yourself, do not be afraid to live by mistake, take life seriously.

Once all the buses in Guatemala laughed and stopped our driver, I was able to disinfect in the street. I returned to the bus and laughed with them and gave me new friends for the rest of the trip.

4. Save extra money
Money is the King of the whole world. To cover your butt in an emergency, you need to hide some in another place. I would recommend at least a few hundred dollars. If you lose your wallet, you will be happy if the card stops working or there is an ATM that kept cash.

Some of my favorite spots are sewn on frames of socks, under shoes, toilet bags, backpacks. It is also behind the patch of the bag.

Read more: How to Protect Your Travel Expenses

Hospitality: Meet local people
Meeting with local residents in South Africa

5. Meet local people
It is your mission to avoid other tourists from time to time and start talking with locals. Because basic English spreads all over the world, especially when you combine gestures and body language, communication becomes easier than you think.

Let’s learn from people living in the country you are visiting. People enrich the journey beyond attraction.

6. Take the scarf
I use shemagh from time to time, but the salon also works very well. This simple cotton fabric is one of the most convenient travel accessories among many different practical uses. Ideal for sunscreen, hand towel, belongings, eye mask etc

I can not tell how many times the scarf was practical in any part of the world.

Travel Hint: Look at everyday
Watch daily life in Nicaragua

7. View everyday
If you really want to feel like a place, we recommend to spend several hours in the park and downtown area.

Delay your thought process and pay close attention to the details around you. Odor, color, human interaction and sound. This is a kind of meditation. You can see what you have never seen before.

8. Save everything
When my cell phone was stolen in Panama, most of my important documents and pictures helped my ass. Please bring a digital and physical copy of your passport, visa, driver’s license, birth certificate, health insurance card, serial number, important phone number in case of emergency.

Back up files and photos on an external hard drive and back up online with Backblaze and other software.

Travel advice: Take a lot of pictures
Shoot the village in Norway

9. Take a lot of pictures
These places can only be seen once and can meet these people once in their lifetime. I remember her with many pictures forever. Do not worry about looking like “tourists”. Are you traveling to make it look cool? who cares. A wonderful picture is the ultimate memory.

They do not cost anything, they are easy to share with others and do not take up space for their luggage. Remember, once you shoot, please go out behind the lens and enjoy the scenery.

10. There is always a way
There is nothing impossible. If walking or something is difficult to do, do not give up. They simply did not find the best solution or hit the right person. Please do not listen to the story of a person who says it can not be done.

Durability is paid off. I heard advice, try anyway, it is said that what I want is impossible and I can only prove it later.

March 21, 2017

Travel tips for travelers

Summer travel tips
As the summer begins you are doing for a wonderful family vacation, a short vacation, or for sales and conferences. Whatever the purpose of the trip, I use the summer traveling tips I gathered during my trip to help travel more smartly.

Working on an airplane
I do 10 things in long flight
Long flight can be terrible. Especially if WLAN is not available or movie is not very attractive during flight. You can always read books, listen to music, go to bed, but in the case of long flight these three things can get old soon. There are ten productive things you can do by airplane (often excluding number 9).

Travel insurance
Travel Insurance: What is it, how to choose a plan with those who need it
Is travel insurance a waste of money? Is it essential for smart travelers? The truth lies between and depends on several factors. In this article you can find the best answer.
What is travel insurance?
Travel insurance has two main parts: travel insurance and health insurance. You can purchase works individually.
Lightweight packaging
How to Pack Light – 10 Easy Steps
Packing light is an art form and what you need to master if you travel frequently. As a business traveler, you have a difficult dilemma. I have to be accurate and presentable, but I also want to travel efficiently and avoid checking my luggage.

Reisekamera
The best camera for travelers
In business or entertainment, think about all your trips. Maybe you will find your friends and family who will go home and pursue your dreams and travel around the world. Maybe you plan to escape the concrete jungle for a few days and bounce off where you are not talking […]
Shopping at the airport
Holiday shopping top airport store
Among us, the busy Christmas season means many trips. To spend time on a trip means that less time is spent shopping gifts. But shopping does not have to be done at the shopping mall. You can hurry to get to the plane and pick up a nice gift at an airport store that you often miss.

Travel gift
Top 10 gift ideas for travelers 2015
Are you looking for the perfect gift for travelers in your life? I will not see you anymore! Christmas gift guide for travelers will help you choose the best gift!
How to pack clothes bag
This is a comment from a friend of Moore & Giles. Moore & Giles has traveled the world for over 80 years and continues to make premium leather products. They are adequately informed about the trip and packing high quality bags that will help you travel smarter.

Many people travel with bulky suitcases and travel bags

Weekend trip is easy
This is a comment from a friend of Moore & Giles. Moore & Giles has traveled the world for more than 80 years and has produced premium leather products. They are adequately informed about the trip and packing high quality bags that will help you travel smarter.

All smart travelers need a go-bag. A packed weekend bag […]

Air transport
Baggage size by airline
Choosing the right size for your luggage means the difference in frustration that you must actively walk on an airplane and check it. Each airline has its own rules on size and weight, and everything is a bit confusing. Below is the size and requirements for all bags

January 21, 2017

Four tips for a trip you can know

1. There are several ways to access your money
We all want comfort and convenience when we travel, especially when accessing money.

Do you have anything to know if you have a check or savings account when traveling? Well, it can depend on the country you visit.

On our last trip to Thailand, our card was a checking account, so there was a problem accessing money with a debit card. In order to work in Thailand this had to be a savings account.

We did not know that at that time. Please check with this bank about this.

It’s better to have more than one option. When we travel, especially overseas, we use the following combination.

debit card
credit
Case
Travel money card
When traveling with a partner, share the location of your credit card and money when stolen.

important:
Inform your location and data that you travel to your bank and your credit card company not to freeze your cards when abnormal foreign exchange transactions occur.

We recently discovered this wonderful opportunity to remit overseas. This gives us a wonderful exchange rate and gratis. Last month, it was saved about $ 1,000 to remit to the United States.
2. Use credit card reward points
One of our favorite travel hacks we’ve used in the past is gathering bonus points from credit cards. This point is available for flight and free accommodation.

One of our friends in North Carolina province was an expert on this subject and urged us to improve.

You get the best possible remuneration credit card and use it to pay all bills, food, fuel, food and earn bonus points.

Why do not you use reward cards because you have to pay bills?

But you have to be self-trained, wisely your expenses and balance you!

This can be done easily by setting the account withdrawal from the checking account to pay the balance every month.

This strategy is one of the quickest ways to earn points of travel and you can add it quickly.

I recently moved to the United States and purchased a Chase Sapphire Preferred credit card. It has gained 50,000 bonus points.

This Chase card helped us build a new apartment in Raleigh. After spending $ 4,000 for purchase, you can exchange $ 625 in the first 3 months.

We are constantly looking for the best remuneration credit card in the US that can earn points to use for airlines and hotels. Can you recommend one?

You can check your current credit card program and benefits and use your travel points.

For expert advice on this topic, see The Guy Points.

3. Early rising
Sunrise of the Tennessee River in Knoxville
Sunrise of Knoxville, Tennessee
Sometimes it is difficult to get up early when you are on holiday, especially when you have to pull children out of bed.

But it can be the best time of the day.

In the early morning, you can take a walk slowly or enjoy a beautiful sunrise like Knoxville’s morning river.

If you drive, you can exceed the best traffic time. You can also avoid many people in popular tourist spots, like you did with 12 apostles and wineglass bays.

When you get up early, it is wonderful how much you can do in a day, light is clean and soft, so it’s a good time to take a picture.

Read More – 23 Vacation Travel Tips to Keep Your Health and Happiness
4. Disconnect the phone and the camera.
We are a full-time family travel blogger, spending a lot of time taking photos, posting updates on Facebook and Instagram, and creating YouTube videos.

However, to keep in mind that we are behind the camera, it is important not to forget to turn off our cell phone and just exist at that moment.

Of course, it is a good thing to look back on your photos and videos. Social media is addictive, but the only time is right now.

The past is over and the future never comes – just sit down and take your time to find out where you are with all your senses!

If you spend your vacation looking for lenses or juggling every 5 minutes on Facebook and watching what everyone is doing at home, you are not completely there.

You invested precious time and money first, but do not let that time pass!