We love to travel. We love it for many reasons and it is not necessary to explain why a @ takes the suitcase to disappear from his house for a few days (unless you are a minor, of course). Of course, put to travel, better to do it intelligently, right?
In this article I am going to share a series of tips with which to enjoy the trip saving money, taking advantage of time and savoring a degree of comfort that we always tend to seek unless we are backpackers in titanium. Do you take paper and pencil?
1- Reserve early
You already know that the rush is not good. They are not during any journey, nor when it comes to booking flights, hotel rooms or renting a car. Think that it is always better to do it well in advance, since the prices are usually more economical.
2- The price of a hotel is not the only important thing
It is true that we often filter searches by price starting with the cheapest. However, we should pay attention to filters such as ratings or location filters. With the evaluation we will know if the hotel is as wonderful as it seems and with the location we will be sure not to end up far from where we want to be. The latter is more important than it sounds, as it is sometimes worth paying more for a central hotel room to save time and money on public transport trips.
3- Do not go overboard with the luggage
Traveling light is much more recommended than traveling with a piece of suitcase in which it hardly fits everything you want to take with you. Discard what is not essential and make sure you meet the weight limits of the airline you are traveling with. On the other hand, and although it is difficult, if your trip is a route that involves visiting several places, give priority to carrying the right thing.
4- You see well prepared
It is very nice to say that improvisation is fantastic, but the truth is that it is much better to go with the clear things, with a good planning of what will be done every day. This is especially relevant when traveling with children. You always have to have a plan B.
5- Use WiFi whenever you can
Your data is limited and your telephone company may charge you a fortune for it. The smartest thing is to resort to WiFi, which in most tourist countries is present both in hotels and in bars and restaurants. With the app WiFi Finder It will not cost you to find open networks wherever you are.
6- Whoever encompasses little presses
This saying can be used in the world of travel to define what can happen to you if you plan a route with too many cities to see in too few days. If you want to enjoy everything you visit properly, take it easy and discard what is less attractive to you. When traveling for pleasure there is no rush (or should not be).
7- Use coupons and discounts
In the same way that in your city there are coupons and discounts that you can use to visit points of interest or eat in good restaurants, in your destinations there is also the possibility of saving a few coins by searching for the best rates on the Internet. It takes time, but if you feel like spending less it is not a bad option.
8- A whim is not a crime
It is true that you have to save, but the trips are also to indulge in the odd whim. Depending on you budget You can give yourself more or less, but free your mind and allow for once that little devil that tells you to go to eat at that expensive restaurant that you have heard so much about.
9- Search for original souvenirs
Go from "made in China" or souvenirs that are too rancid, such as the Mexican hat in Barcelona. Who came up with that brilliant idea? If you want to take a good memory, buy a local product that if possible is an artisan. You will be taking something unique, useful and that truly represents the place you visited. You will not be ashamed to show it to your friends.
10- The typical is not always the best or the most appropriate
When you go to visit a city you always go down the straight path, along the path of leaving no point of interest unchecked. Is that what will make you happy? Probably not. As famous as a museum is, if you don't like works of art the best thing you can do is find another plan. And so with many other things that should define your trip based on your real preferences.
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