The First Lessons Travelers Learned in Travel

Travelers'-First-Lessons

First day of school is here (or just around the bend for some)! It’s timely, we think, to talk about first learnings. And since we’re all about travel, let’s reminisce our first lessons in travel!

We initiated a quick survey amongst our Facebook friends (if you joined the discussion, thank you! You might just see your answer here!). It was amazing to read all the insights from when you were newbie travelers, still oblivious to what passionate travelers you will become.

If you’re embarking on your first adult travel ever, have been out of the game for a while, or have been too comfortable traveling that you’ve put your guard down, you might re/learn a thing or two from other travelers’ first lessons in travel.

  1. Take Bonamine 30 minutes before the scheduled travel time. Hahaha. And always bring Imodium.-Xylee
    Pack your travel meds

    Pack your travel meds

  2. In the same light, take a tablet of colds medicine 1 hour to 30 minutes before take-off to prevent painful on-air ear pressure.
  3. (If with motion sickness), always bring plastic bags. It’s one less stress thinking where to go.
  4. If travelling by plane, it’ll be easier to just wear slip-ons and make sure your socks aren’t worn out with holes! And avoid wearing jewelries upon going thru x-ray machines. Better keep them in your bag.- Dye
    Airport wear tip: slip-ons, socks, and minimal jewelry

    Airport wear tip: slip-ons, socks, and minimal jewelry

  5. Pack light (which was apparently very difficult). Try to leave extra space in your luggage especially if you intend to go shopping.- Jamie
    Packing Tip: bring multi-functional and mix-and-matchable pieces

    Packing Tip: bring multi-functional and mix-and-matchable pieces

  6. Avoid buying a bottle of water just before security inspection! You’ll end up throwing your money to the bin!
  7. Prepare a playlist. Long, butt-aching trip becomes shorter with great music in your ears!
    Travel Tip: preset your playlist or download/subscribe to pre-curated playlist by your favorite lifestyle bloggers or on Spotify

    Travel Tip: preset your playlist or download/subscribe to pre-curated playlist by your favorite lifestyle bloggers or on Spotify

  8. Avoid taking photos in airports or else risk being reprimanded by airport security officers. It is a matter of national security (especially for “hot” countries).
  9. Enjoy every moment – don’t be scared to get lost (as long as you have money), avoid taking too much pictures that you won’t get to appreciate the experience of travelling and being in that place, have the time without phones or cameras on. And pack light!- Ariane
    Travel Tip: Put down phones or cameras and just soak in the moment

    Travel Tip: Put down phones or cameras and just soak in the moment

  10. You will encounter people of varying interests and beliefs. And my life and experiences are enriched so much because of it- Paula

My first lesson in travel as a 9 year old was to dress properly in airports because my sister said you’ll never know who you’re going to meet once you land! Plus it gives a little more respect to the art of traveling.

How about you, what was the first ever lesson you learned while traveling? Contribute your travel experiences to the list! :]