The best pieces of advice you can possibly get are from someone who literally lives out of their suitcase. Many people found out about the use of certain things the hard way, so let’s make sure you aren’t one of them.
Tip One: Download Maps to Your Phone
There’s no guarantee you will get perfect Internet connection at the destination you’re traveling to, so make sure you download Google Maps or other interactive maps prior to your travel. They will be saved to your phone and you won’t need Wi-Fi to get where you need. Otherwise, you may get lost, as not every country has English-speaking staff at information boards.
Tip Two: Download a Couple of VPN Apps
Especially if you’re going to China, VPN is a must have, because all well-known social media is blocked there, as well as any Google services. Make sure you have a couple of applications, so you can be saved by one when the other doesn’t work or the connection it provides is too weak.
Tip Three: Buy Adapters for Electric Appliances
It’s weird to find out that different countries have different kinds of plugs. Also, the voltage might be different, so be sure you have several adapters in your suitcase. You will need them for everything starting with phone charging.
Tip Four: Buy a Portable Charger
Phones lose their battery unexpectedly and when you least need it. And oftentimes there’s no possibility to charge your device, or imagine if you forgot the adapter and can’t buy a new one yet. Portable chargers will save you in such situations, but make sure you find out what the charger volume limit there is in the country you go to, or security check may confiscate it.
Tip Five: Check Whether They Have Uber There
You might as well use the local taxi, but if the country is new to you and you don’t know how to call a taxi or fear it’s unsafe to use them, it’s always good to go back to the good old Uber. Go online and find out whether the country you’re traveling to has the service.
Tip Six: Make Copies of Your Passport
Make at least two copies of your passport, leave one copy with your family or at a friend’s place and take one with you. Stuff happens and no one is safe from losing their passport, and a copy of it will help you greatly in getting a new one. Also, who knows what kinds of procedures a copy of your passport might be useful for!