Travel should never be hard, but sometimes little bumps occur along the way that can affect your trip. The goal should always be to have the most seamless experience possible, here are some of my best tips that you must know before your next trip.
You may be entitled to claim for delayed or cancelled flights
Lost and cancelled flights are an absolute pain to deal with, but sometimes these are the realities of travel. It may be possible to get a flight reclaim for your flight if it is late by a certain amount of time or cancelled. This helps to protect those that book flights and airlines can be liable to compensate you for your expenses incurred. This is great to know, especially if you have to pay for anything out of your own pocket due to delays or cancellations.
Travel insurance will save you
Travel insurance is great for all those little (or sometimes big) mishaps that can occur along the way and is extremely good for helping to protect you from all the bad things that could help you enjoy your travels. This will cover the costs (depending on your cover) of things like lost luggage or medical expenses incurred whilst travelling. The only thing to look out for is what your insurance covers, as there are certain things that some may not cover and it is important to be sure of what you are getting before deciding what is the right one for you.
The right bag is the key
Great travellers always have a great bag at hand. Bags are totally understated in terms of how important they really are for you when you travel. If they are good, they go totally unnoticed, but if they are bad you really notice and feel it. The best thing to do is to consider what kind you really need based on your main activities. If you are travelling to and from the airport a standard wheelie suitcase will be enough. On a longer trip, you might need a big backpack to carry all the things you need, which also makes things easier to walk with. Another thing to have in mind is the idea how much you need, which will also help you to determine the optimal bag size. You really need to find the bag size that is just right, in order to carry enough stuff and also to make it relatively easy to transport and carry.
Learn some of the local language
I love trying to speak the language of the country that I am in, no matter how badly I do it!. Speaking other languages is very hard, but learning a new language and using it on holidays is absolutely one of the best ways to enhance your trip. The locals always appreciate it, even though you might pronounce the words in a funny way. They will respect for and the effort you put into knowing more about their culture. It also gives you a chance to connect with others on your travels, especially if you speak reasonably well, so I would definitely recommend doing this if you can!