Tuesday, June 26, 2012

What To Do Before Your Trip

These are the things that you need to know before heading off around the world.  Getting organized can be daunting.  i've come up with this list of hanDy tips to make your trip the best ever!

1. Suitcases vs Backpacks
If you're travelling for more than six months,backpack is a better choice because it will ne easier to walk around.  If you're only going for a couple of months and you hate carrying stuffs at your back then settle to suitcase.

Always travel as light as you  can.  But be sure to carry inflatable pillows, socks for the plane and baby wipes to freshen up.

3. Read information about your trip
the dos and don'ts, transport, weather (to know what garments to bring)

4.  Check your cards
call your bank and tell them you're going on a trip so your funds do not get cancelled while you are travelling.  Bring extra cash.

5. Get healthy
Acquire medical advice from your doctor.  He might also advise you to be vaccinated if you need to.  It's better to be safe  than sorry.

6. Snaphots 101
Don't forget about your camera.  Make sure memory card/s are big enough to store your snaps and bring extra batteries, you don't want your camera dying at the underground river.

7. Transportation
Riding on a bus or train when you're travelling is your cherished rest time so use your luggage to your advantage.  Your suitcase is a good sit in a crowded bus and your backpack is a good pillow.  Doing this wil also ensure safety on your belongings.

8. Dictionary
A phrase book or a dictionary can really save your life specially when you are lost to ask for directions.

9.  Foods
Food is charming but it can get expensive.  If you're eating out, eat inside instead of sitting on the sidewalk (with extra charge in Europe).  Make sure to bring a pocket knife so you can eat fruits on the go.

10.  Live life to the fullest!
Last but not the least,it is important to get out of your comfort zone (try exotic foods) to enjoy your trip.

That's it! Have a safe trip!

You can also check out my other blog post on "WHAT TO DO DURING THE TRIP" and "WHAT TO  DOAFTER YOUR TRIP"
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What To Do After Your Trip

Congratulations, you just came back from your vacation! Now is the opportune time to organize your thoughts and memorabilia to save it for a lifetime.  Here are some tips on how to save those pictures, tickets and everything that proves that you went to that place.

This method is a fun way to save your pictures and memorabilia.  You can stick together those things and you can even design it in any way that you want. You can use colorful papers, buttons, ribbons and any other material that pleases your eyes.
Tip: Be sure to use ACID FREE materials to make your pictures last forever.

Make a collage of your pictures and put it on a frame.  It will be a very nice decoration  in your  house,and your visitors can see it instantly without flipping a page.

Digital Scrapbook
Iif you don't want to be messy with all the clutters of scrapbook, try digital scrapbook.  You don't need to buy materials for your scrapbook anymore you just need a printer to print your fabulous memories.  Here is a website that offers a free software and digital kits. 

Online saving
There are various site where you can save and share your pictures and experience to other people. Here are some of the sites:

Blogger.com one ofthe first blogging platforms on the Web, it is one of the simplest site to use.  Just set it up with your Gmail account.

LiveJournal.com  is like a blog and social network combined.  There is a friends page where you can see their updates and you updates.  don't worry you can apply filter to select friends who can view your updates.

Wordpress.com is similar to Blogger.com.  You can manage your cotent but themes are kind of limiting.  you should be well-versed in CSS orelse your themes will in into complicated situation, so I suggest sticking to the themes they offer.

Tumblr.com this site allows you to post photos, text, audio and even video in just one platform.  You can follow other people and see their posts in a feed called dashboard.  I suggest you put a watermark onyour photos because some people steal other's work.

So that's it! I hope you got some ideas on how to save your memories for a life time.
Watch out for my "BEFORE THE TRIP" post.
You can also check out my other blog post on "WHAT TO DO DURING THE TRIP"
check out my Travel VLOGS here
Ask me anything on my twitter
Follow me on instagram: @lorealjoie