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.
- Take Bonamine 30 minutes before the scheduled travel time. Hahaha. And always bring Imodium.-Xylee
- 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.
- (If with motion sickness), always bring plastic bags. It’s one less stress thinking where to go.
- 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
- Pack light (which was apparently very difficult). Try to leave extra space in your luggage especially if you intend to go shopping.- Jamie
- Avoid buying a bottle of water just before security inspection! You’ll end up throwing your money to the bin!
- Prepare a playlist. Long, butt-aching trip becomes shorter with great music in your ears!
- 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).
- 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
- 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! :]