Embarking on a gap year travel trip can be daunting to say the least. If you are adventurous and want to fuel your travel bug, here are some tips to get started….
Choose a destination: Travellers in pursuit of adventure should first choose a destination. If you are struggling to choose a particular one, write a list of 5 places that you fancy. Once you choose the 5, write down what its pros and cons. Pick the one that has the most positive features.
Take travel insurance: One cannot predict what will happen on a trip, therefore it is important to take out travel insurance. Travellers need to compare prices and offerings from at least 3 providers before making a choice. They should also enquire about the policy’s benefits and medical exclusions.
Budget: Whether it’s a 2 or 12 month trip, planning a budget and sticking to it is important. Some travellers often make the mistake of spending their money at one go and as a result have to go home sooner than expected. While it is fun to splurge in a foreign country, try to keep some extra cash aside in case of emergencies.
Keep copies of your important documents: The last thing someone needs on a trip is to lose their important documents, therefore keep copies of your personal documents at your accommodation, in your luggage and on your possession.