Follow these guideposts to ensure you next journey goes off without a hitch

Traveling is one of the best and most life-changing experiences you can have. You get to leave behind your hectic work life and daily routines to experience total freedom whilst traveling around different countries and cities.

At its core, traveling is about having a good time and discovering parts of your personality that you never knew existed, which is why it is so popular. After all, being up close and personal with different cultures and new surroundings is a feeling no technology can replicate.

Naturally, after the year from hell courtesy of a global pandemic, record numbers of people are eager to pack their suitcases and head out traveling again. However, travel will be a little different from 2021 and onwards, so it will be important to adapt and embrace any potential changes. To help with that, here are some smart travel tips for you to follow.

Customize your camera settings before setting off

What do people care most about when they are traveling? Taking selfies and photos, obviously! Travel would be meaningless without them.

Therefore, you need to play with your iPhone or Android’s camera settings prior to setting off. The focus should be to select the highest video and photo output quality. If your phone model enables 4K photo and video, you need to select it in the camera settings. For example, every iPhone after the iPhone 6 model (as well as high-end Android phones like the Google Pixel 5) can record in 4K.

Always carry water and snacks with you

No matter what your plans for the day are, it is a good idea to carry water and small snacks with you – especially if you are in a new area for the first time.

Remember, hydration is your best friend when it comes to traveling!

Use a scheduling app

Trying to fit every tourist destination and activity into your travel plans can be a stressful experience, to say the least.

That is why it is a good idea to download a daily schedule app where you can efficiently plan your morning, afternoon, and evening activities. Some of the best apps for this include:

  • Planner pro
  • Todoist
  • Google calendar

Learn useful phrases and keywords

If you are traveling in a foreign country and you do not speak the language, it is smart to learn at least a handful of essential phrases and keywords before arriving. You do not need to go crazy, just learn the basics – like greetings and how to ask for directions.

Sure, translation apps on your phone can do it all for you, but natives will appreciate and be impressed by your organic efforts to speak their language properly.

Turn notifications on for news updates surrounding lockdowns and restrictions

Your smartphone is going to be essential for new age travel, as it can send you instant notifications surrounding any lockdowns or restrictions that may be being implemented. This will allow you to make changes to your travel plans accordingly, saving you any major headaches in the process!