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Traveling solo can be a little intimidating, I completely understand! You need to book the flights, plan where you’re going, where you’re going to stay, what you’ll do, how you’ll get between each destination and how you’ll navigate new places with new languages and everything else. That may sound exciting to you, or it may just make you feel sick with nerves. That’s why if you’re considering traveling alone or even just in a pair, a tour can be a great option for you. If you’re tossing up whether a tour is what you’re looking for, but you’re not sure, I’ve made this article to help you decide. Whether you’re dreaming of the standard backpacking right-of-passage trip through Europe or something a little more off the beaten track like a trip throughout Vietnam and Cambodia there are a ton of options to suit your budget and your travel dreams. If you’re considering a tour, here are 3 reasons you should consider going on a tour:
1. You’ll Meet New People
If you’ve never been on a trip before, then you probably don’t know what kind of experience it is, but traveling with the same people for days or even weeks on end is quite the bonding experience! You’re seeing all these amazing places, often adding alcohol to the mix and sharing personal stories and sometimes embarrassing experiences and it’s just a perfect recipe for friendship. Expect to make a few friends, but at least some of them will likely become close friends you’ll come to treasure. You might not expect that if you book a tour, you might leave with a bunch of new friends but it’s the truth!
2. Way Less Stress
You’ll get all the information you’ll need and you’ll basically just have to show up and everything will be planned for you. It will feel like a holiday! You won’t have to worry about coordinating anything, matching up times, and whether things will work out. It will all work out like magic! If you’re craving a holiday that feels like a holiday, then a tour may be the perfect option for you. My only suggestion is to spend a bit of time making sure that you read the reviews and the type of tour you sign up for is in line with your expectations. If you’re not a big drinker, then I wouldn’t suggest signing up for a major party tour. Likewise, if you’re in your early twenties then you might feel a bit dissatisfied if you end up in a tour that focuses on clients who have already retired!
3. Great Pricing
Because tours work with bigger numbers of guests, they can often negotiate better rates that you simply wouldn’t be able to get on your own. Likewise, you often get access to cool benefits like jumping queues which means you won’t be waiting in lines at attractions – which is always great, especially in the peak of high season. While tours can seem expensive because they cost a lot, when you think about all the great value they include they’re often very competitive.
Traveling on a tour is such a fun way to explore new places, so if you’re considering it, why not check out some of the options available to you!
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If you’re a serious traveler, rather than a once-a-year vacation kind of girl, you need to do some serious planning before you start. In this case, time is of the essence, as they say. By allowing enough time, you can do a super job on your packing chores and make sure that the clothes you bring are appropriate, the medications you use are in plentiful supply, and your essential toiletries will last while you’re away from home.
As a priority, it’s important to remember to always check that any necessary paperwork – for instance, visas, special permissions, and passports – are up to date and will be valid for the duration of your trip. You should also make sure that you have sufficient financial backup in place in case of any financial emergency abroad. Do share your travel plans with trusted friends and agree regular contact arrangements.
Experienced travelers know how to pack to suit the weather, so if you’re traveling to multiple destinations for the first time and are unsure about choosing climate-appropriate gear, opt for light layers so that you can cool down and warm up easily. Consider zip-off pants so that you have shorts for daywear and longer pants for cooler evenings.
Pack clothing that is flexible, such as a wrap that converts to a top or a scarf when needed. If you’re traveling solo for the first time, make sure that you know as much as possible in advance about your chosen destinations and what to expect as a lone female traveler.
You will want to be and stay comfortable throughout your trip, so make sure that you have a portable day pack or bag containing essential items. If you take medication regularly, you should always include this in your day pack, plus water to prevent dehydration and a nutritious snack, as well as wipes and tissues to help you clean up should there be no alternatives.
Rolled small items such as socks and scarves will fit easily inside rigid ones such as shoes or flexible pouches to help you pack tidily and methodically. Rather than cramming in lots of different items, choose a few around a contrasting or matching color theme that are washable and wearable without any fuss. This means that an important item in your packing will be a travel clothesline, or if you’re a thrifty girl, make your own for less than a dollar.
One thing that bugs lots of ladies who love to travel is that post-long-haul flight feeling of being crumpled and generally icky. You can get around this by giving your skin some overnight moisturizing treats and rejuvenating your hair while you sleep. Use the fabulous Sleep Styler from the As Seen on TV Store to style your hair during shuteye time – no fancy hairdryers or straighteners needed, and the memory foam stylers will ensure that your beauty sleep is not disturbed.
Enjoy your travels, and stay safe, wherever you go.
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Traveling is by far my favourite hobby, I love seeing new places, trying new foods and filling my phone’s memory up with great travel pictures. However, if you’re traveling for longer than a week or traveling regularly, then you may struggle to stay healthy on the road. Just because you’re away, doesn’t mean you should let things go. I’ve decided to write this article of top 5 tips for keeping healthy while traveling.
1. Avoid the Sun
I noticed after a long trip overseas when I came back my skin definitely looked a little older from all the sun exposure of spending every day outside. It can be tempting to tan overseas, especially if you’re headed to a tropical destination. But the truth is tanning is actually a sign that you’ve suffered sun damage, and while maybe the bronzed glow looks good, it’s not worth the health risks. Ellisons have a wide range of tanning products they provide to experts so you can enjoy the holiday glow all year round without damaging your skin.
2. Eat Healthy
It can be tempting when you’re traveling to have every meal in a restaurant or cafe, eating your way around the new country. While there’s nothing wrong with that, long term it’s probably not sustainable if you’re not thinking of your health. Consider aiming to have a salad at least a few times a week, and if you’re traveling somewhere that has large meal portions, consider splitting a main with your friend to save money and lower the calories you’re consuming.
There are fun ways to exercise while traveling and exploring a new place. You can consider doing a bicycle tour instead of sitting on a tour bus. You can choose to walk certain parts of the city instead of taking the metro. You can even consider hitting up the hotel’s gym to get a few endorphins pumping. This is especially important if you’re traveling for a few weeks or months!
4. Limit the Alcohol
While a few nights out a week drinking is very fun, it can tempting to drink every single day while on holiday. If your holiday is short you probably wont do too much damage, but if you’re traveling for an extended period of time it’s probably not healthy or sustainable to drink every day. Try to limit how often you drink, which will give your body a chance to rest and ensure you’re not snoozing half the day away.
5. Stay Hydrated
Sometimes I find it easy to forget to drink enough water, especially when I’m traveling around and busy exploring museums and new cities. However I’ve learned to take an empty reusable bottle along with me to ensure I’m always hydrated. This is especially important on long flights where you aren’t drinking as much as you usually would.
Travel is so much fun, and keeping these top 5 tips in mind to stay healthy will ensure you’re best able to enjoy your travels.