Travel tips to help you out while you are on the road
These travel tips were put together to help out travellers on the road. They won't guarantee you have a great trip, but they might help!
Always keep an eye on your luggage!
No matter what country you are in or what kind of travelling you are doing, always keep an eye on your luggage. Having your backpack or suitcase stolen is a REAL pain!
If you are on a budget and only have limited travelling time, travelling by night is a great idea as you save on accommodation
and it leaves you more time during the day to enjoy your destination. Needless to say, this doesn't work if you are driving yourself!
Dental floss can be very useful while travelling as it can be used to fix all manner of things, from bike chains to mending clothes. And it works well to clean in between your teeth too.... (suggestion by Nico Daams, lifelong traveller)
Be sure to wear these under your shirt instead of over it. Although you might feel secure, all it takes is cutting the strap and a good pull and you will have the headache of losing all your valuables. If kept under your clothes, money belts are less conspicuous and it is harder to pull off the whole belt in one go.
Food on the road
If you don't trust the food you encounter or if you are having a hard time choosing where to eat, go to where the locals are. The food is usually cheaper and if the locals eat there, you have a good chance the food is the best around.
If you are making day trips or exploring areas you don't know, always take water with you, especially if you are in countries where the tap water isn't drinkable!
When using travellers' cheques, be sure not to co-sign the cheques in advance. Firstly, a lot of currency exchange offices do not accept cheques that are already co-signed and secondly, it is a lot safer as no one else can cash your cheques if they get their hands on them.
Keep your ears open at all times, especially if you are staying in a hostel. The best travelling experiences tend to be recommended by other travellers!
More travel tips
On the road already? Or just want to head off well prepared? Check out our Travel Help area where Travel Helpers volunteer their travel tips and advice based on their personal experience. Alternatively, post a question in our active Travel Forum to get other Travellerspoint members advice.
Packing List and Trip Planning
Ready to start packing? Or is there still more trip planning to be done? Check out our Packing List and Trip Planning guide to help you get the most out of your trip by planning well and packing everything.
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