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17 Great Travel Habits to Adopt Today!

17 Great Travel Habits to Adopt Today!

Healthy & Great Travel Habits that you too Should Adopt for Better Travel or Vacation Experiences! 

I’ll let you in on a secret…I have some great learnt travel habits, some bad travel habits and some real weird ones, and I bet you do too. But then again I believe over the years from one continent to another, through our travels we have picked up some great travel habits that I encourage you to adopt today, to make your pre and post travel experiences that much more enjoyable.

Great Travel Habits Matter-Its not just about you! #traveltips #traveltuesday

Yes travel matters and if like us you are a travel junkie, then you you probably have some customs almost that you do before and after your travels; be it for a weekend away or a full blown cruise round the world! Let’s have some fun here and share huh! I do not purport to know the travel habits of Americans, Brits or Africans. I can also tell you I have seen some real awful vacation or tourist travel habits over the years.  For instance German tourists tend to wake up at the crack of dawn and cover every great sun bed with a towel so you never find one when you need it…(Sorry if you are German no harm intended just observation.) Young Brits simply love to think they can drink every one under the table and get quite loud, rude and bullish! On the lovely side, we truly enjoyed Spanish hospitality in 2015, in fact you can see some of the places we visited. And we learned how they really use body language lots…lol!

So allow me to share some real gems of travel habits to adopt for your next hiatus or get away. Now its not particularly important to know whether you travel or vacation to re-energize, for adventure, pleasure or work for our great travel habits to be of help to you!

Some funny ones include me drinking 4 litres of water the day before I travel by air…Did I ever tell you about emptying our fridge and turning it to “holiday mode” if we are to be away for more than 3 days! A great way to save on energy too! I also travel with a piece of magnetic band or bracelet around my wrists… Supposed to help with pressure which really bums up my hearing and gives me real painful ears hmm…

What am trying to get at is that we all adopt and or develop some real weird habits some bordering on bizarre or even odd. Trust me ours aren’t as bizarre as Wandering Earl’s inexplicable travel habits and this guy is real fun to read about.

Do Not Add Unwanted Art in a Guest City! #Graffiti #TravelEtiquette

You Might Leave the Paint Brush at home in a Guest City!

Today I would love to focus on some of the great travel habits to adopt in your plans starting this year and beyond! 

When I first left home to visit abroad, my mom RIP, said to me something like:

“Like in everything else the good or great travel habits you adopt, will open more doors for you to see more of the world.”

I can guarantee you those words have never left my mind and for years I wondered what she meant. Now I truly get it! There’s a lot to be said for great travel habits! Yo will find that you are better prepared for any challenges or surprises good or not so much. Things like, illness while away, loss of documentation, delays between journeys, meeting people who aren’t too nice etc!

Some of the great travel habits are very mode specific, but that’s maybe because we use more of this mode to go away somewhere different…i.e. Flights so I will tell you now what I am sharing could also apply to road trips or Cruises if you intend to cross from one country to another. And below are some of the habits you must adopt from one who flies & road-trips quite a lot:

Some of the habits you must adopt from one who flies & road-trips quite a lot! Click To Tweet

#1. Check Your destination Visa Requirements or you could be deported sans your trip costs! Yes it almost happened to us and don’t you laugh. We decided to visit my former Head teacher in Ireland and we conveniently forgot to check if its part of UK. We assumed it was…And boy did we get it from the immigration officer when we arrived and didn’t have visas. Fortunately for us, we smiled and were ever so polite and had a lil 3 month old baby with us so he must have felt pity on this motley crew. He let us go for our week in Ireland…Good job we were visiting someone who was also connected. But We were told off pretty good and we spent a good 6 hrs in the airport…a smelly nappy never smelt so good…Well he claimed he was letting us go coz it smelt pretty bad and that baby deserved a good nights rest! And remember those litres of water I drink…Boy did my bladder let me know about it… 🙂 BUT I wasn’t hungry yay. So that’s why I included these two in the great travel habits to adopt today!  See that baby today in image below 🙂 

Great Travel Habits - Keep Hydrated! #TravelHabits

 

#2. Essentially keep hydrated prior to and during your journey its great for your skin too, you don’t feel so hungry, but make sure you have access to a bathroom or lavatory …all that water it drink has to end up somewhere. I talk more about this in the video below! 

Frequent_flier

#3. Okay maybe you aren’t yet a Frequent Flier program member. But we urge you to adopt this as one of your great travel habits. Don’t missing out on goodies and benefits of the frequent flier programs. They are FREE so simply go sign up for all that you believe you will be using regularly. Benefits range from free upgrades to use of VIP lounges..etc! when booking your travel, car rentals and some retailer do give flight points. So ensure that you add your frequent flyer details when booking your fights. Its very easy to forget and some programs don’t award your points retrospectively! 

Instead of Nature Take some Photos - Great Travel Habits! #naturetrail #TravelTuesday

Take some Photos of Attractions instead of taking Live Plants or Nature!

#4. Leave Nature where you find it… Well this is also for your own health and safety. Most countries in Europe, definitely USA doesn’t allow you to bring back live 0r even dead/cooked mementos of your travels. Some fruits, plants, animal meats, fishes are banned from being moved between countries by travelers. For instance many African tribes love to eat grasshoppers, they are a delicacy & taste something like shrimps. Lately carrying such delicacies from Africa to USA or Europe could land you a hefty fine or even a visa cancellation and ban! Diary and cheeses aren’t welcomed between countries.

But here is the Nature & saving our universe call, as Sri Lanka Travel says:

 “If everyone takes home a plant, a flower a fruit; what will be left in the forest? Take only memories and photos”

#5. When to book your airline tickets does matter! And fortunately for you we wrote a lengthy ultimate guide or post with tips and tricks as to when is the best day, time and even hour to buy your flights! So go enjoy that morsel one of the most useful great habits to adopt right now to enhance your travel experiences!

So in the video below I share with you some amazing, healthy and great habits that I believe anyone who plans to travel more and become a savvy world traveler should adopt right now!  

Healthy & Great Travel Habits We’ve Learnt Over The years Below! 

 

We cannot write about the great travel habits we have adopted over the years without sharing some of the Brits Worst Travel habits that have been witnessed by travelers world wide. Yet since this post is about the good and great we will simply keep it clean! 

Well come on, join in the fun, share any of your very own, bizarre, awesome, interesting routines or great travel habits, the more strange the better! Did your parents give you any super travel advice, maybe you have some superstitions you care to share! Before you do that do like and share on Facebook…

 

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89 Comments

  1. Great suggestions – I have gotten really bad headaches before when travelling. Esp waiting around at the airport, because I’d forgotten to drink. Staying hydrated is SO important.

  2. Great tips you have in here will serve as a good checklist to look into before travel. Thanks

  3. Rebecca Smith

    These are some great tips – especially the one about keeping hydrated, its so easy to forget!

    • Hydrating is essential Rebecca.
      Lots of people ask for alcohol and dont bother to ask for more water. They get jetlag and if its a 7 day vacation 3 of those days are spent looking puffed up and feeling bloated …not cool!

  4. We love travelling and hops to do much more in 2017. Great post and tips, thank you. Kaz x

  5. super useful tips! specially the ones about drinking lots of water and check the passport and rest of the documents needed! I have a list with the required documents I need to take with me always 😀 x

  6. Keeping hydrated is my number one tip when travelling too. It’s so important. Jo x

  7. hannah

    Some great tips here. Joining a frequent flyer programme is a fab idea, especially if you travel a lot

  8. I absolutely agree with staying hydrated too when travelling, its so easy to overlook this. Great tips btw thanks for sharing!

    • Absolutely Agree Angie,

      The aircon on flights dries one out and if you dont keep hydrated you get puffed up.
      Not a good feeling combined with mixed up body times due to time zones and we call is jetlag 🙂

      PKJW~

  9. I love to travel and these sound like some great travel habits to adopt! Happy travels in 2016 girl!!

  10. wow Julie, there are some great new travel tips that I will use for my next trip in a few months. Thanks for sharing!

  11. awesome travel tips to adopt. thank u

  12. I always chug a water bottle on the plane to help me stay less puffy!

  13. thanks for sharing so many great tips they will be very useful

  14. It’s so important to keep hydrated. Having the right decimation is essential too.

  15. These are great tips! Especially for people like me who don’t travel all that often and don’t know all the regulations etc of each country 🙂

    • Hello Shaylee,

      The Assumption is you dont travel often due to family commitments?
      Again it may not be your passion…if it is the you absolutely must find a way to activate your travel mojo!
      You really are missing out on so much if you dont…

      PKJW~

  16. Fantastic and Comprehensive Travel Advice Julie!! I appreciate you keeping us educated about the nuances of travel 🙂

  17. Wow! I feel like I may get my travel urge back sooner than later! I’ve got so many vegan-gluten free needs, but your Ireland story gives me total hope I can face anything with a little preparation and research.

    (Side – I can’t wait to watch your pixel video, too. Yes, I’ve earmarked it for later….for when you see your stats, just know, I’ll be back!)

    Just love the energy on your blog and how much personality you bring to the table. I feel like I’ve got way more get up and go just from being on your server. Plus, your graphics ROCK! Beautiful blog! Thank you for bringing so much life to my living!

    • Wow Shannon,

      We love your energy. It flows right out of the PC into my soul. I am so glad you stopped by.
      Can I just say that the Pixel Video is a resource we use and are very proud to recommend!

      Do please let us know what you like best about it 🙂

      We hope you get your Travel Urge re-activated 200% coz the planet awaits your pleasure!

      Julie Syl 🙂

  18. Great tips, this information will be very useful to everyone when travelling. I love number 4. Leave nature where you find it… this is awesome..

  19. Keeping yourself hydrated is practical and sooo helpful for travelers 🙂

  20. Rosey

    I always wondered if there were tricks to timing for airline ticket purchases. I agree photos are an awesome souvenir to bring home and they wont’ get you in trouble… unless maybe they’re from Amsterdam (lol at an article I read from another blogger whose husband was charged by a woman in Amsterdam for taking her picture).

    • OMG thats real weird. But if you are in the photo, the other person cannot really claim you took their pic. You can say they photo bombed 🙂
      Thanks for your time Rosey! 🙂

      PKJW~

  21. Great tips! I hope to do more traveling in the future. How do you get your fridge in “holiday mode”? Just empy it? Turn it off?

    • Hey Angie,
      Thank you for stopping by!
      Our Fridge has a setting, The condition is we have to empty it as much as possible. And leave it on the lowest setting which turns out to be the Holiday Mode 🙂

      Most newer Fridges do have that setting!

      PKJW~

  22. Great tips. I didnt know about the guidelines about food, plants, and animals.

    • Oh yes you need to find out what the laws and regulations of the country of your dreams are or you could end up hating it Victoria!
      Glad you found value 🙂

      PKJW~

  23. [ Smiles ] The hard part is, leaving all that tasty food behind.

    And, yes, I agree that we should remain hydrated when we are abroad (Especially, when the country that we are visiting is a hot one).

    • Hey Renard,

      You would be surprised how drying cold can be. It literally racks your skin.
      Keeping hydrated in any climate is essential for our health!
      Yumm yummm dont talk about food…we are hungry 🙂

      PKJW~

  24. Thanks Julie for sharing this valuable information to adopt when making your traveling habits!

  25. It always pays to do your research before you set off on your jolly vacations abroad, like LAWS and customs, money etc.

    Thanks for Sharing.

    John @ DaddyPhotoBlog.com

    • Talk about Laws and Customs, you are so very right John. who wants to end up on the wrong side of the law…not many I know!

      Thanks for your contribution 🙂
      PKJW~

  26. These are great tips. Keeping hydrated is very important.

  27. Wow amazing Julie I’ll bookmark this post, I will be traveling more and more just this year 7 times abroad and I need to keep this stuff in mind! Thanks for sharing this!

    Vitaliy Dubinin

    • Our utmost pleasure Vitaliy, Enjoy your travels and absolutely bookmark away!
      We so appreciate you and would be honoured to feature your comment on this site of thats okay with you 🙂

      Thanks bro!

      PKJW~

  28. I love this post. Every traveller must read this, including me 🙂

  29. Elizabeth O.

    Yep, those are definitely important habits to have when traveling and planning to travel. Keeping yourself hydrated is important especially when you’re going on a long flight.

  30. victoria

    I really love this! thanks for the tips and for sharing this.

  31. great reminder to always check your destinations visa requirements because who wants to plan a trip you can’t go on

    • Exactly Michelle, it can be a very expensive oversight. One nobody wants to ever face. So for our audience thats been put to bed 🙂
      Thanks for taking the time!

      PKJW~

  32. I love the frequent flier program, very useful and offers a lot of benefits

  33. These seem to be common sense tips but surprising how many people don’t know or do them. 🙁

    • As we both know Common Sense can take a bit of a hiatus and leave us stranded Claudette. so we keep sharing these things. Thanks for your time!

      PKJW~

  34. Such a wonderful tips, I love traveling with my husband, this can be helps us.

  35. I totally agree about the frequent flier program. I have gained SO many benefits from using the same airline!

    • We do love Frequent flier programs, when one knows what to look for and maximise one enjoys even better experiences. we shall write more about those soonest Liz. 🙂

      PKJW~

  36. It sounds interesting, I like your graphic, you’re everywhere.

    • It is interesting Nicole, its super fun traveling to new shores, tasting new cuisines, making new friends and recharging one’s batteries, often.
      You deserve it 🙂

      PKJW~

  37. laci

    Yes these are perfect and so helpful ! I must start drinking more water in general

  38. These are all great tips! I always try to book my flights at the best time for the best deal!

  39. Awesome tips! Thank you for sharing. One thing I hate is immigration troubles. I always feel better when I have the right paper work.

    • You and us Kenny, We go away to enjoy not find trouble so lets ensure we are well prepared and enjoy our travels. Thanks for your time! 🙂

      PKJW~

  40. Fantastic tips Julie! I absolutely agree with the first one about Visa, as I was recently just checking in about a Russian visa that I needed, and man, you definitely have to work on your flights and visas early on before your travel! Cuz you can get in trouble with that!

    I’ve bookmarked your post, so that I can get back to it later!

    • Awesome sauce Jelena!
      We love your support and appreciate you too we would be honoured to feature your comment on our website!
      Hope thats okay with you 🙂

      PKJW~

  41. I love the visuals what app did you use? Great travel tips so true .

  42. I always try to drink plenty of water. I also pack dried fruit as travel leads to bad eating.

  43. Hahah, Julie Your face is everywhere. I kept laughing when I was reading this post. Thanks for the great tips “leave mother nature where you find it” was a great one that nobody cares about.

    Cheers,

    Daniel

  44. I could just stop at the first one and park there forever….why do people not check this before travel is just beyond me.

    • I always try to drink plenty of water. These are great tips….Some I never consider. You are experience travel all right thanks for all your tips….Yes people drink way too much on the plane!

      • Tell us about it. We used to chug the drink down on flights and paid the price in headaches and general indigestion later.
        Keeping hydrated is key

        Thanks for stopping by!

        PKJW~

    • Ignorance can be bliss Mardene, and in some cases a real pain.I agree with you. learnt the hard way!

      PKJW~

  45. Robin (Masshole Mommy)

    Keeping hydrated is a great tip! It’s easy to become dehydrated.

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