Travelling expands your mind, body, and soul. You get to experience new and wonderful scenery, admire wonderful nature and big cities and you get to meet all kinds of people with the same passion for traveling like you.
So, imagine you are going on a crazy bachelor party with your pals to a foreign country you’ve never been to before. One of the most visited and intriguing countries these days is Romania. You are all hyped up and your friends are ready. Let everything be organized by Bucharest Bachelors, guys specialized for staging amazing bachelor parties! The date and time are set up, but you don’t know what weather will be like and what to pack!
That won’t be a problem anymore because whether you are heading for a business trip, a wedding or a thrilling bachelor party, following some general rules when it comes to traveling will make your life so much easier. We have selected some of the best hacks that will ensure you have great and worry-free time!
Luggage + Pets
If you don’t want to leave your furry friend behind (or just don’t have anyone to leave them to) there are a lot of airlines who actually understand you. More and more airlines are making arrangements for passengers to take pets.
But you’ll need the right dog handbag for your four-legged friend. Some airlines have their own specific requirements for the carriage of pets, so make sure you meet them before booking your flight.
Now when it comes to your luggage, there are a few general rules you should follow if you want to pack efficiently. Depending on the size of your luggage whether it is just the men’s leather briefcase or a full-on suitcase there are a few things you should have in mind.
Unless you are planning on conquering Mount Everest avoid packing any bulky clothing. It will save you a lot of space, and it’s better to layer your clothes than to burden yourself with woolen jumpers (depending on the season). And if you do actually think you’ll need some bulky items, wear those bulky clothes while traveling!
Everyone wants to save as much space as they can when packing. And the majority of “travel nomads” swear in rolling clothes. It does take a few extra minutes to roll your clothes properly but, you will get a lot of space in return. Also consider wrapping your belt in a shirt, and placing your socks in shoes.
Carry your essentials
A lot of the times if we are in a hurry to catch a plane, a train or are just professionals at procrastination, we forget to pack some of the most important things! Before you actually start packing your stuff in a suitcase think about all the things you think you might need during your flight.
Don’t be afraid to make a list and stick to it. As soon as you pack it cross it out as done and you’ll be much more at ease. Pack only your essentials into your carry-on bag. So your phone, passport, chargers, a change of clothes, a book, and whatever else you might think you’ll need in case you have to wait for your luggage to arrive!
Bring your water bottle!
Having a glass water bottle is not only good for you and your pocket, but also for the environment. You can say goodbye to those super expensive plastic water bottles they sell on planes! Having a reusable water bottle will save you so much money, especially if you are going to a foreign country.
The majority of countries have drinking water, so while sightseeing you are certainly going to stumble upon a water fountain where you can refill your water bottle. Just remember to bring an empty glass water bottle when boarding a plane!
Download Google Maps and Google Translate for offline use
Going offline while traveling can be such a rejuvenating experience. You just admire your surroundings not thinking about what other people are doing and are enjoying the moment. But sometimes you are going to need Wifi for more than just Instagram and Facebook. Or do we?
Did you know that you can download Google maps and google translate for offline use? How cool is that! If you like to get lost by yourself in a new city and just explore your surroundings for a while, Google maps can become your best friend. And if you happen to run into some friendly locals, language barriers won’t be a problem anymore with offline Google translate! What a century we live in.
Waterproof your things with beeswax
If you don’t like carrying an umbrella with you or just don’t think the weather will be bad, bring a chunk of beeswax with you just in case. Waterproofing your things can really be handy especially if you don’t want to go through the trouble of drying off your stuff.
So start rubbing everything you can think of, shoes, suitcase, briefcase, even your Converse!
Bring a dryer sheet
If you want to keep your suitcase fresh at all times then don’t forget to bring a dryer sheet! How many times have you been on a trip for too long and your luggage starts to smell like old socks. That’s pretty disgusting.
And if you don’t actually want to bring a dryer sheet with yourself go with some alternatives, like mini soap bars or mini lavender pillows.
Scan all important documents
No one has to go through the trouble of losing their documents in a foreign country, but hey it happens sometimes and it can be a real bummer. This can be not only inconvenient and ruin your trip but it can also cause you a lot of unnecessary trouble and headaches.
In order to avoid these troubles, if something bad happens, scan all of your travel documents like your ID, passport, driver’s license, visas, hotel confirmations and so on. Email the files to yourself or forward everything to your parents, siblings or a trustworthy friend. Things will go a lot smoother.
Just stick to these hacks and soon you’ll become a real pro traveler in no time!