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38: Back to Travel Basics (13 Tips to Think About)

November 08, 2018

We have been asked to talk about the idea of taking a few steps back as ‘expert travelers’ and how would we handle traveling if we started over based on our current knowledge. Essentially share tips to someone that has never left the US or is considering an adventure that is outside of their comfort zone. We love this topic! We sometimes take our years of travel of experience for granted and forget that we first had to walk before we could run. So here are a few of the TOP things we would consider if we were back to start over in our travel career. Main Topics Covered: Back to the Travel Basics Links Mentioned in the Episode: An easy way to support us is by checking out our Amazon Store. We list all of the items we love there.  We love reading and have created a list of our favorite books with the description on why we love them so much.  Get your PASSPORT early (NOW)! Don’t wait until you NEED to get it and have to rush. Find someone you can relate to on social media and build a friendship. Ask questions, get advice. Start traveling LOCAL. You don’t need to make the big leap to travel internationally if you haven’t traveled local yet. Begin to build your social profile on sites like TrustestHouseSitters, Workaway, and Airbnb, now. By having a strong profile now, you will be able to save money in the future! Look through the TrustedHouseSitters website and get your discount by using our link Take small travel steps. Get in shape! By getting in shape you will be able to enjoy your travel adventures more. Understand the technology BEFORE you leave. Skyscanner, Google Flights, Uber, Airbnb.  Eatigo is the app in Asia that is AWESOME for saving money at restaurants!  Use all of the technology but bring PAPER if you can. Having your plans printed could save a ton of time and effort. Make sure you understand what to pack. Pack Less! Here is a great post on everything we packed in a single backpack.  Don’t overcomplicate the journey with two many destinations or short layovers. Remember that you don’t have to do everything on your trip - Podcast 13: Traveler’s Guilt (Make Sure You Do You).  Don’t be afraid to act like a local and ask ‘dumb’ questions. Wear sunscreen and do other common sense things. Sign up for our Newsletter to get the latest tips in Travel and hear about our weekly visits around the world