BootsnAll is a great website for independent travelers, with all kinds of articles, news, and trip reports to help you prepare for your next journey. The site is predominantly aimed at experienced travelers who are looking to get off the beaten path, and explore the world in their own unique ways, but it often has great advice and tips for newbies too.
Take this article for example. It’s written for the first time budget traveler, and offers the Top 10 tips for those going abroad for the first time in an independent fashion and on the cheap. Many of the tips will seem like no-brainers for the more experienced amongst us, but they are also great reminders of things we may take for granted as we add more stamps to our passports.
Some of these tips include “Get Your Shots!” which is a reminder that we are often traveling in regions where there are immune system will encounter bugs we’ve never seen before. They can be hazardous to your health and ruin a perfectly good vacation. Spring for those immunizations before you embark on that trip. They may be pricey, but you’ll be thankful in the long run.
Another great tip is to “Pack Light”. We tend to think that we need to take everything when we go abroad, especially on those first few trips. But you’d be surprised what you can do away with when you start to think about it. Cut down on the amount of clothes that you take along and really, only one or two pairs of shoes will do, depending on the situation.
There are a lot more where that came from (8 more to be exact!). It’s a good, simple list, with links to further articles, and more information that will certainly get you thinking. And be sure to check out the BootsnAll Travelers Toolkit for even more great stuff.
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