Heading overseas is exciting, especially for those travelling for the first time. However, preparing for and being exposed to a new environment can present any number of challenges, which is why we’ve compiled five easy tips to assist you on your next adventure.
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Bring a back-up charger
When you’re constantly on the move, it’s amazing how easy it is to lose things. Being in a foreign country where you don’t speak the native tongue can be made all the more stressful if your phone is dead, so make sure you’ve got a second charger handy.
Have a book or two handy
Chances are you’ll be spending a lot of time in airports and on public transport, which can become a bit stale after a while. Have a couple of good books on your person and pass the time reading rather than being glued to your phone screen.
Learn the language basics
You won’t have this issue in England or the United States, but in many parts of the world language barriers can make things difficult. To make things easier, try and learn the basic phrases – hello, how are you, thank you – for the dominant language of each country you are visiting.
Forget what your mum told you about folding your clothes neatly, because the best way to transport attire is to roll it up – you’ll save some valuable space. Stuffing your shoes with socks is a good tip too.