So you want to go travel?
Now the question is how to travel around the world.
And what is the best way to travel?
We have limited time on this planet so when we get on an airplane and we travel to another country, we want to make the best of it.
With this in mind, I wrote this article.
Let’s look at 16 ways to travel better.
How To Travel Better
1. Avoid Economy Class
A lot of people reading this looking for travel tips might react defensively to this but the reality is that Economy class sucks.
There is no other way to put it.
I get it, economy class is affordable,helps you save money and is a cost-effective way to travel.
But the reality is you have no idea how much discomfort you are putting yourself in until you upgrade yourself to buiness class.
Look, I’m 6 feet tall(184m) and for me to sit in an economy class is a nightmare.
Can I do it? Sure, but why put myself in that situation if I can afford to pay a bit more and actually enjoy my flight?
I dont care what you say, there is no way to enjoy your flight in economy, your back is jacked up, and you are counting the minutes to get to your destination.
Everthing from the check in to landing is a better experience.
So my recommendation is that any flight over 2 hours long should be in business class.If you book early you can still find relatively cheap flights in business class.
Long flights in the economy are a no-go.
Believe me, first time in Business class and you realize after the flight how much more refreshed you are because you actually had your body stretch out through the whole flight.
You will make your jet lag a lot less by upgrading to business class for international flights.
2. Don’t Try To See Everything
So you’ve been looking forward to your trip and have been making a list of all the things you want to do and all the tourist attractions you want to see.
I would recommend you cut your list by at least 50%.
People go on trips and turn a fun adventure into a torturous nightmare because they try to see everything in 5 days.
Don’t turn your trip or holiday into work when it could have been an enjoyable experience.
3. Dont Just Focus On Tourist Sights, Go Walk With The Locals
Dont just focus on tourist spots and doing tourist spots.
Sure do the top things you want to do on your trip.
But make time to take the subway when people go to work and sit in a cafe watching people run to work.
Go walk into areas that are not recommended in the travel guides.
Go and walk the city streets and see where it takes you.
Find the best coffee in town ,eat at local restaurants ,find the best cigar bar in the city and talk to the locals.
Get a feel for the energy of the city.
Every city has an energy and that energy will tell you if this city is really for you or not.
4. Don’t Experience The Whole Trip Through Your Phone
We live in interesting times and technology has helped and improved our lives in many ways.
However, it has all brought some bad habits into our lives that have made our lives worse not better.
One of those bad habits is when people experience most of the reality through their phones.
People will take a 13-hour flight and then experience a live concert through the little screen on their phones.
So put your phone down, order a coffee, sit back, breathe, and experience the moment.
Create moments you will never forget.
Because I guarantee you you will watch that video once and forget all about it, but great memories are forever.
5. Hit The Gym
I get it, you want to relax, but if you are like me and you travel and work then you want to keep fit, relaxed, and healthy.
So make sure to hit the gym at least 3 days a week.
Exercise has a way of making everything better.
Go and sweat for an hour and then start your day in the city.
6. If You Are On A Working Holiday or A Digital Nomad, Set A Daily Schedule.
So you are on the road and you are a remote worker,business travelers or digital nomad.
If you are new to this you will be tempted to be in permanent holiday mode.
Dont fall for that trap.
Create a daily routine, that includes work, fun, sightseeing, and whatever else you want to experience on your trip.
If you dont make it part of your daily life is not going to happen.
Make a habit and you will keep on making progress in your work and travel.
7.Sauna + Masssage Daily
If you are traveling in countries with Sauna culture and massage culture then go for a massage every day.
In places like South Korea and Japan, the Saunas are all over the city and very affordable.
If you are in a country like Thailand you can get great massages for very affordable prices.
So make the most of your trip and relax at the steam or massage table.
8. Stay In A Good Hotel
If you are traveling around the globe to go to your dream destinations then do it in comfort.Book a luxury hotel.
Yes, I get it, there are people who enjoy the backpacking experience, but I’m not one of those people, I prefer the comfort of a hotel room with free wifi.
So get a room in a good hotel with quiet room, good beds, good wifi, good food, and a good reputation.
A good way to find these best hotels is to go to Agoda.com and read the reviews.
They have great filters in their review system giving you the answers to your important questions.
9. Go Experience Something Out Of Your Comfort Zone
Comfort zones are easy to fall into and unfortunetly you dont realize you are in one until someone point sit out or until you realize you missed out on a great experience.
So make a decision before you get on the plane that you are going to do at least one thing that is totally out of your comfort zone.
Could be anything.
Could be cage diving with great white sharks,eat strange local food or going to a Salsa dance club for the night.
Whatever it is, get out of your comfort zone.
10. Dont Tell Everyone About Your Trip, Just Disappear
One of the most important travel tips is to just disappear.
Dont, make a big announcement about your trip.
Travel is like a goal, it’s more likely to happen if you keep your mouth shut and just get on a plane.
Let people find out you’re gone when they see your picture on Instagram.
11. Dont Travel For A bucket list
This links up with my previous point about telling people about your trip and doing it for the right reasons.
Dont travel for your bucket list or to impress other people.
Go to places that really interest you and that you think are the right countries for you.
For example, I have no interest in going to Greenland.
I’m sure that is very interesting for many people, but it’s just not for me.
So dont spend all the money and time going to a place that you know is not going to be fun for you.
12. Dont Pack Too Much Stuff
I have made the mistake in the past to pack everything I think I might do and then making it a nightmare to get around the city I’m traveling to.
Pack one big suitcase and a small backpack as carry on luggage, that’s it.
If you are just going on a short trip, then just one bag takes it.
You can always buy more stuff there. so take the fundamentals and leave the rest.
13. Eat As Healthy As Possible + Pack Your Supplements
The last thing you want to do on your trip is to get sick.
So make sure you mix your experimental travel diet with some really healthy food.
I get it, you will have some days where you are on pizza and beer and street food,but balance it out with days of healthy eating.
Also pack your basic supplements like Vitamin D, Zink, and Magnesium. Also, avoid tap water,rather drink bottled water.
14. Travel Alone Or Pick Your Travel Partners Very Carefully.
The worse thing you can do when going on a trip is be stuck with someone that is making your experience into work.
You dont want to be woken up at 7 am to go to the Cat museum, so think carefully before taking someone with you.
Travel alone or with someone that you have experience traveling with.
15.Learn Key Phrases Of Local Language
Ah, the thrill of traveling to a foreign country.
The excitement of new sights, smells, and sounds can leave you feeling a little overwhelmed, especially when you’re not fluent in the local language.
But fear not, my fellow wanderlusts, for I have a tip that will change the way you travel forever.
Learning key phrases in the native tongue of the country you’re visiting can make a world of difference.
Not only will it make getting around easier, but it can also lead to some unforgettable experiences.
Imagine chatting with a local vendor at a street market or getting insider travel tips from a friendly bartender at the pub.
By arming yourself with a few key phrases, you’ll be able to travel like a pro and have some witty travel tales to tell when you return home.
So go forth and learn the lingo, my friend.
Don’t just rely on google translate.
You won’t regret it.
16.Get Travel Medical Insurance
Going abroad is exciting.
From visiting new places to trying delicious food, it’s the stuff of dreams.
But sometimes, your dreams turn into nightmares when you fall ill or have an accident away from home.
That’s where travel medical insurance comes in handy.
Not only does it cover you for unexpected medical emergencies, but it also offers peace of mind when you’re exploring new horizons.
So, before you pack your bags and head off to parts unknown, make sure you’ve got travel medical insurance to protect you from the unexpected.
After all, you don’t want your dream vacation turning into a nightmare.
So there you have it, my 14 rules on how to travel.
You will have the most interesting experiences of your life while on the road.
Stick to these rules on your next trip, but dont overthink it.
The important thing is to get on the plane and make the trip on your terms.