Planning to travel around the world can be a daunting task, especially when you have lots of different operators to check into and lots of different companies to liaise with to make sure your travelling time is spent enjoying your trip, and not sorting out problems.
Here are 3 Things to do before you travel so you can ease your mind and just enjoy your trip:
1. Get all the money you need sorted beforehand
Plan how much you will need for each stage of your trip and have a 20% back up in case of any unforeseen events. Keep some cash with you as an emergency just in case you find yourself away from a cash machine, or there is no facility to pay by card. Have more than 1 Credit/Debit card to use in case you lose one. A good idea is to keep some money in PayPal, so if the worst should happen if you can get online, you will be able to pay your way.
2. Plan your journey and add in waypoints
Once you have planned where you are going to visit and for how long you will be staying in each location, let someone know. Whether it be a relative of friend this will give a point of contact if you end up injured or hospitalised. Another great idea is to plan when you will be contacting your friends and family, so if you have issues and don’t report in at the agreed time and date, someone can alert the authorities to your absence. A great idea is to meet up with friends, you can plan this in advance and coordinate when your friends are going to be on holiday and arrange to meet them. This will also stop you getting lonely whilst you travel.
3. Pack and Store all your belongings
If you are planning an extended trip, one way of ensuring your belongings are safe is to put them into self-storage. Companies like Safestore offer discounts for storing your belongings. This will give you peace of mind knowing that all your stuff is safe and being looked after 24hrs and day 7 days a week. Leaving your belongings in a house or flat and being away for a long period of time increases the risk of your items being stolen.
So now you are ready for adventure, knowing you have things in place. This will give you peace of mind and if anything should happen you will have quick access to your cash or your friends and family will know when you should be calling in. Not having to worry about the safety of your possessions will allow you to have an enjoyable trip around the world.