Traveling could be a hectic experience for anybody but the real deal is how well we manage or surpass those little troubles that we have en route. Tourists face a lot of travel problems in general and have to be prepared for any mishap all the time. All this mess steals the fun part of the tour. We all hate that! Well, the common travel problems can be dealt with if you have the right things in your luggage. The preparation for the journey and the required homework has to be on point to avoid inconvenience while traveling.
5 common travel problems and travel tips to deal with them.
1. Travel Sickness
Traveling takes a toll on our bodies. Crossing timezones? Your body clock would go haywire! Going up a mountain? Prepare to throw up! We are all made differently, something works for us while other things take our breath away. Well, here are some things you can do about it:
• Pack in light snacks
• Have simple foods throughout the journey
• Keep your frequently used medicines
• Have light food before traveling
• Keep yourself hydrated
• Have enough sleep
These tips will help you get through your journey when the weather or movements overwhelm you!
2. Lost Luggage and Phone
Lost your phone? It is like somebody took everything from you. Not because you are attached to it but because it has all your vital information and pictures that are meant to sustain you in a strange place. Be mindful about where you keep what. One is always concerned about losing their luggage too so let us what you can do about it:
• Lock your phone and your luggage, remember your passwords
• Have the essentials only bags and the most important one always by your side
• Avoid holding your phone, instead keep it in your bags
• Have sturdy luggage bags
• Don’t pack too much!
• Have emergency numbers written somewhere and hardcopies in your closest purse
3. To Where?
It is understandable to get lost when you are in an unfamiliar place. The simple trick to not get lost is to have a map ready with you always. Prefer an offline map on your phone for the network can be troubled or simply go with a hardcopy of map of the place that would have all the details you need. Do not blindly trust where you are told to go!
Be sure to have all the vital stuff with you before you head out for exploring. Pack right. So when you need help, you can call somebody (hotel, travel guide) and ask for help.
4. The ‘Great Language Barrier’
We have been there and have faced it multiple times rather. It is impossible to get accustomed to the local language in a day or two but we can be helped! You can try the following things to deal with an unknown tongue.
• Listen carefully to what you are told and make a note
• Have a translator app with you for random texts and conversations
• Save some phrases beforehand and get them vocally perfect
• Talk to the locals as much as possible
• Have a small book of phrases in the local language
5. Delayed Transport
Delayed transport is such a turn-off! It can be a major mood spoiler and it is unpreventable. For things like these, call the Airline and let them know of the latest updates on your flight. If avoidable, cancel your trip for the day and book another ticket while you wait in the lobby. There could be some frustration on your end and urgency too. The best solution is to stay calm and wait if the time window or simply go for the very next flight.
So these were the common travel problems we all face and helpful travel tips to help you conquer them! Staying in close touch with your travel guide always helps. You are less likely to lose your essential items here and there. You will always be conscious about taking along the documents you would need. And above all, the travel guide will also let you know about the place in the most cordial manner. You can now care less about managing your stuff and focus more on the itinerary. Bite into these travel tips and have a happy journey!