Packing a Backpack for your First Travel Adventure

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    That first step into transitioning from holidays to travelling is scary. How is it going to be different? Will it be as much fun? How is it possible to budget? One of the first steps is to make sure you are packing well and taking the right things with you.

    Make sure you have the right backpack in the first place – this one is essential. Choose a backpack that is easy for you to carry, or it will just become too difficult to take around with you. If it means getting  smaller one, you will just have to manage. It is much more important to have a backpack that is easy to manage.

    Next, make sure you have a concise list. Research your travel destinations thoroughly so you know what to expect with the weather. Take appropriate clothes and make sure you have any medication you need, like anti malarials.

    How to Take the Stress out of a Holiday

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    A holiday should be something fun for
    everyone. However, we all know it just isn’t always that simple, especially if you are going away with children. Here are some tips for a stress-free trip:

    Travel with as little as possible. You will enjoy yourself much more if you are not weighed down by luggage.

    Plan, but not too much. You should have a good idea about what you can do and how to get around. Play it by ear a little bit as well though, as it’s more fun that way.

    Make sure you do what you want to do. There are many options for activities in various countries. Pick the ones you want and be single minded about it.

    Be organised. Buy what you need to and have plenty of things like medication and toiletries. You don’t want to have to be wondering when you will next be near a shop.

    Is Travelling in South America Safe?

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    Some parts of South America have got themselves a bad reputation for safety. Places like Brazil and Colombia can often leave people a little nervous about their safety. Yet there are some stunning things to see there, so you don’t want to avoid these places based on fear. Here are some points to consider on safety in South America:

    • There are some very unsafe areas – but you find these in most parts of the world. Don’t let it put you off.
    • Be vigilant at all times. Carry valuable in a money belt rather than in a backpack. Always be on the lookout for anybody acting suspiciously and keep a close eye on your possessions.
    • Research the areas you are visiting. Certain parts of cities have a bad reputation. Avoid these, especially at night.
    • Don’t go to anywhere too quiet. If the people suddenly disappear or you feel uneasy trust your instinct. Something probably isn’t right.

    Some Ways to Minimise your Impact on the Environment When Travelling

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    Going on holiday or a travel adventure can be damaging for the environment. The air travel, the car fumes, the activities you choose to do… they can all have consequences for animals and the environment. If you are going to travel in the most environmentally-friendly way possible, here are some thoughts to consider:

    • Travel on public transport. Buses and trains and much better for the environment than lots of cars. This helps to reduce harmful emissions.
    • Stay in eco lodges or hotels. Research them first and see how good their green credentials really are. Check for things like how they collect their water and the activities they offer.
    • Walk as much as you can. Why not walk rather than taking transport? You will see more of the country you are visiting.
    • Research activities first. Make sure the company you are using is reputable and isn’t going to be harming the environment.

    Essential Travel Advice When Visiting a Foreign Country

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    Travelling is very rewarding and gratifying activity. It offers excitement, independence and a whole new world of discovery. Below are foreign travel advice you should heed when travelling abroad.

    Making a copy of your passport before an overseas trip can save you from trouble on your vacation. If you eventually lose your passport while travelling internationally, you can take the duplicate to your embassy. Possessing a copy is useful as it helps expedite obtaining a replacement thus ensuring you are not stranded in a foreign country. (more…)