5 things to pack at all time when travelling

There are some items that we should carry with us all the times. These items are extremely essential, no matter whether we are inside the house or outside. Here are the five things that you must carry always.

A wallet

You need a wallet to keep your money, cards, or even your door key. Your wallet may also contain your company visiting card. You should never forget to take your wallet; else you will be stuck on the road without any money.

A flashlight

You should carry a flashlight that works with AA batteries. This is because AA batteries are readily available and you will never go out of batteries. Flashlight can be of great help when you are on the road in dark or there is a sudden power cut. Flashlights are super bright and cheap too.

A pen

A pen comes in handy for updating a to-do list. If you are ever caught up in a survival situation, then a pen will help you to leave notes for rescuers or to yourself. Pen is also handy when you quickly need to jot down a phone number or an address.

A notepad

If you are carrying a pen then it makes sense to carry something to write on. A pocket size notepad can be very handy in writing down important stuffs throughout the day.

A cell phone

You should never forget to take your cell phone. It is better to have a smartphone, that way you can have all kinds of communications with your friends and family when you are not home. You can use your cell phone to call, text, check email, browse internet, or even use it as a calculator. You can take pictures with it, record and play video, listen to music, play games and do many more things with various apps.

The things just mentioned are very useful and so you must have them with you wherever you go. They can be a life save if you are ever in a survival situation.

 

3 easy ways to save money when you travel

With some suggestions, you can save a lot of money on your travel from booking flights to fine dining. Here are three easy ways to save money on your travel.

Travel at the cheapest times

The price of flights varies significantly depending on the month, day and time of travel. There are many flight comparison sites which lets you find the cheapest flights. Avoiding weekends and seasonal holidays can make a huge difference on flights. The timing of the flight is also important. If you choose an odd time to travel, for example, 3 am in the morning, then your flight will be cheaper. Also, if you can book in advance several months before, then you can get a cheaper rate.

Save on accommodation and food

Instead of moving into an expensive hotel, try some budget hotels. If you do your research well, then you will be able to find some budget hotels in any place you travel. Hostel is a great option too. In a hostel, you share a room and bathroom with other people, so it’s cheap. Also, during off seasons, many hotels offer half price; you can try those if you plan your trip in advance. Instead of having meals on restaurants every time, you can visit superstores and get some sandwiches or salads for some of your meals.

Visit places that have ‘free admission’

There many places you can visit for free. For example, parks, beaches, some museums, etc. You can even get free admission to paid places in certain days of the week. Visit those and save your money.

With these little tips, it is possible to travel on budget. The internet has huge resources on travel now. You should read reviews and plan your trip in advance so that you can make most out of your money.