Expert tips for worldwide travel
When it comes to worldwide travel, there is tonnes of excellent information online. However, with so much information, it can be hard to know where to start looking or who to believe. That's why we've rounded up some of the best expert tips and condensed them into this short guide.
The experts can attest to the fact that the more they travel, the less they bring. A heavy backpack or bulky suitcase severely limit your flexibility on the road. You will constantly need to think about getting your bag from A to B, and all those possessions that you just couldn't do without will soon seem like a burden. Packing light can also save you money, because you can walk short distances rather than having to take a taxi.
Learn the lingo
Of course, with worldwide travel, you'll likely be passing through several different countries and language blocks, and it would be very difficult to even reach conversational level in each. However, you should take some time to learn a few basic words of the local language - it is culturally sensitive and the locals will appreciate the effort. Start with the words for - "Hello", "please", "thank you", excuse me" and the ever-useful phrase "I'm sorry, my [insert language here] isn't very good. Do you speak English?"
Do your research
Many travellers swear by going with the flow and seeing where they end up. However, if you really want to make the most of your travels and your experience, research the destination before you leave.
In particular, read up on the major attractions in the area, the best accommodation options, and how you can get around. You should also look out for any cultural do's and don'ts for the various destinations on your worldwide travel plans. Research like this will ensure that you don't miss anything important and regret it later.