…I can’t wait to get on the road again
On the road again
Goin’ places that I’ve never been
Seein’ things that I may never see again…
Willie Nelson’s road tripping number always gets Dharmesh’s feet tapping, not just to the song but to the hopes of taking off on that next adventure.
And he doesn’t let the planning and budgeting and other details deter him. Here are some of the tips and tricks he uses:
- Decide on the number of days you want to travel and when so you can plan your travel booking and packing.
- Select an awesome destination to help you make new memories and new friends.
Dharmesh has amazing photographs of his fantastic holiday in Mongolia…
- Run your ideas by some friends and family. They could have some ideas, past experiences and useful suggestions
- Decide on the kind of trip this is going to be – budget, backpacker, package or luxury. That will give you an idea on the funds you need.
- Find a flight that fits your budget on one of the many travel search engines.
- Book a return flight so you save on the total fare.
- Usually if you book a flight on Tuesday, you’re likely to get a good deal as often Airline companies announce deals on Monday evenings.
- Read reviews about hotels or serviced apartments from reputed sites.
- Figure the source of funds – your savings, a loan from family or from your bank, or a working vacation.
Dharmesh needed urgent cash to travel to London to surprise his brother on his new promotion. But with banks sure to take a while he knew the best option would be a digital lending platform like Loan Singh. According to Dharmesh, “Loan Singh’s easy online process and lightning quick disbursal helped me to celebrate with my family in London.”
- With that sorted, start packing. Make sure you have a small hand held travel kit which will hold your tickets, your passport, a First Aid kit, chargers, toiletries, prescription medicines, etc.
- Download the relevant maps and travel guide to the city/place you are visiting.
- Download important apps for your phone which can help you with Translation, GPS and Currency Conversion etc.
- Scan and save a copy of your passport, tickets and other important documents on your email as a back up.
- If you’re more comfortable with cash, remember to convert some funds to the currency of the place you are going to.
- Else, get yourself a travel card.
That’s it. Once your bags are packed, you’re ready to go!
What are some of your experiences while traveling? Would you like to share some tips on traveling right?
Do share them in the comments section below.