10 Things To Remember While Traveling To A New Country

Recently I traveled from Florence to London for part of Spring Break, and here are some tips I picked up along the way.

  1. Bring comfortable shoes/pack for the weather you’re traveling to. Just because it’s warm wherever you are doesn’t mean it’s the same wherever you’re going. 
  2. Don’t forget your chargers/extra batteries/adapters. You really don’t want to be stuck in a countr y without a way to stay connected/take photos.
  3. Hit up the touristy spots, especially if it’s your first time there. Maybe even try a bus tour! Although it may feel a little silly, it’s a good way to see the city.
  4. Try the local food! Even if you don’t like it, it’s still a fun experience. Plus, you get bragging rights that you’ve tried something new.
  5. Bring a journal/something to write in. This is a necessity, so you remember the things that happen on your trip.
  6. Be open minded. Realize it’s okay to feel good/bad things throughout your trip! (This tip was given to me by my housemate Gaby…thanks Gab!)
  7. Get lost. This sounds a little weird, I know, but it can be a fun adventure to find your way around the city/country that you’re in! Just make sure to pack a map.
  8. Find fun things to do, like a local exhibit or a fair. It’s fun, and a good way to explore your surroundings.
  9. Get some rest! It’s no fun exploring when you’re exhausted, plus it’ll boost your energy while you’re traveling.
  10. Have fun. Traveling has its highs and lows, so take all of it in stride and enjoy your adventures.

Have a great weekend!