Multiple countries, thousands of flights and endless road trips. That is the life of a travel writer and it teaches you many fair things. I would like to share with you some of my travel tips, as I found them very useful on every trip I made.

Be upset

It is time to talk to different people. The waiter, the concierge, the bar staff or that customer sitting at the table next to you who looks good. Ask them questions about what to watch, and you’ll find that people will love sharing their tips and insights with you. Trust me, a lot of people get nervous, but by starting a random conversation, you’re one step away from the next hidden gem.

Get out of bed

This is the most difficult to handle, especially for those who love to stay in bed a little longer than usual. It’s best to get up early because a lot happens before brunch time. So get out there and go out for breakfast at a restaurant in Washington or hit the best beach in Italy before the hordes of tourists arrive. Trust me, you won’t regret this one; you can sleep all you want once you get home.

Keep your phone charged

There is nothing worse than running out of technology due to a dead battery. Carry a power bank with you so you never run out of battery.

Join the cloud

That iPhone is worth nothing, and that’s for one main reason: the images. Memories are the best thing to do on travel, and without them, you will lose the charm of going on a journey. Gone are the days when you used to keep manual backup. Apple now keeps you covered with iCloud, set up your cloud, and get access to all your photos and videos from anywhere.

Remember your favorites

Remember that great restaurant that you last visited New York four years ago? No? That’s bad! Next time just ask your phone to remember it, in Google Maps just type the name of the place and then press “save”. This method will help to mark it with a star so you can always go back and check.

Bring cash

From Amsterdam to Cambodia, the shortage of money is no big deal. You won’t find an ATM everywhere and you can’t always use your debit / credit cards to pay for hotels, bars, and restaurants. Carry an emergency cash of around $ 150 USD or the local currency of the destination you are visiting.

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