The Philippines is a country that has rich and amazing places to visit. The country offers dynamic tourist attractions for all types of travellers with its 7,107 islands. Festivals and events are present all year-round from Luzon, Visayas and Mindanao that draw and captivate local and foreign visitors. Surely, a year is not enough to discover and experience the country's pristine beauty so there is no proper time to travel than NOW!
As a traveller, it is important that you travel wisely. The main purpose of traveling is to have fun. To spare yourself the hassle and make it to an unforgettable trip, a systematic preparation must be done. Take it from a traveller like myself. Here are 5 tips for a hassle-free travel:
Know Your Destinations
Before you pack your belongings and book your trip, it is very important to know where you plan to go. Do your research first about the destination you want to visit. Get some knowledge about the location, climate, food, available accommodations, accommodation rates, dialect spoken, culture and values. Bring a map if you're not familiar with the place. Although you can always ask the locals for directions, there is still a certain thrill of finding your own way out of the maze. It is also handy that you know something about the history of the place because it will give you a deeper appreciation. Believe me, it all works!
Book Early and Save Money
Early booker catches the best travel packages and promotions! Your travel need not be expensive. Cut down on travel expenses and save money by searching and availing of cheap flight deals. Hotels and inns also give out great discounts to group accommodations when the booking is done ahead of time.
Prepare Your Itineraries
When traveling, it is important that your activities are plotted earlier on. You don't only budget your money but your time as well. Scheduled itineraries allow a maximum experience on a given place at a given time. You not only have time to enjoy the beauty of the place but you also can avoid rushing from one place to another.
Pack Light and Wise
Bring only the essentials! Don't bring your house with you! Just bring the basic necessities. When it comes to clothes, bring only those that are generally wearable, comfortable and appropriate. If you're going to a cool place like Baguio or Tagaytay, bring jackets and thick clothes. But, if you'll be visiting the beaches, just bring your sexy swimsuits and some light clothes.
Be sure to bring a first aid kit. Accidents might happen on your travel so it's better to be prepared than sorry. Bring your medications with you if you have allergies or common diseases. You don't want to spoil your trip by experiencing asthma attacks in remote areas where no hospital/clinic nearby.
Remember: Expect the unexpected. Sometimes no matter how much you prepare, there are things that can still get out of control.
Bear in mind: Bring an open-heart when you travel. Do not be afraid to take risks and try new things. Traveling is not only about visiting a certain place. You travel to enjoy, learn, and gather travel stories to tell back home. By having a free-spirited heart, your travel will still turn out to be memorable no matter what happens.
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Marvin L. Salazar is a passionate writer and traveller. He is also a fervent promoter of environment conservation and Philippine tourism. He currently works for http://www.localphilippines.com, a comprehensive website that provides Philippines travel information, guide and tips.
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