No matter what kind of trip you take, you often go through a myriad of emotions before, during and after your adventure.

Whether it’s a week-long beach holiday or a round-the-world trip, one always has those feelings that are are inevitable. Some of those feelings are excitement,anticipitation,joy,amausement and certainly not forgetting fear of frustrations. Here are some of the tips that will make your trip enjoyable and unforgettable.

  1. Don’t be scared

Fear is a powerful deterrent. Taking the leap into the unknown is scary, but remember: you aren’t the first person to travel the world. You aren’t discovering new continents or exploring uncharted territories.

There is a well-worn travel trail out there and people to help guide you along the way. If millions of people can make their way around the world each year, you can too.

You’re just as capable as anyone else. After all, you did the hardest part: deciding to go. Having the courage to make that decision is the hardest part.

You’ll make mistakes. Everyone does (myself included). But that’s just part of the experience.

There will be lots of people out there to help you. You’ll be shocked at just how helpful and kind people are. You’ll make friends, you’ll survive, and you’ll be better for it.

  1. Pack Light

Don’t bring a bag filled with tons of stuff: hiking boots and pants, fleece jackets or too much clothing because all will sit in your bag, mostly unused. Instead carry the most if only, essential belongings that you are certain to use during the excursion.

While it can be tempting to bring more than you need “just in case,” remember this: you can buy things on the road. Socks, shampoo, jackets, new shoes — you can find it all aboard. There’s no need to bring everything.

So, pack light. You’ll have less to carry, saving you the hassle and stress of lugging a huge backpack around for weeks (or months) on end.

  1. Carry a camera or a good phone

Having a phone with data means you can look up directions on the fly, make reservations, and contact emergency services if something happens.

Sure, there is free Wi-Fi pretty much everywhere these days so buying a local SIM card for data might seem like a waste of money (especially if you’re on a really, really tight budget) but having that immediate access to roaming data can be a lifesaver.

Additionally, having a phone makes it easier to connect and stay in touch with travelers you meet. Simply put: having a phone (with data) is really helpful in this day and age.

  1. Go with the flow

When every day is planned out and there are timetables to follow, you’ll get stressed. Very stressed. You’ll rush around and be unhappy if there are any glitches in your well-curated schedule.

And there will be hiccups. And glitches. And all kinds of inconveniences, both major and minor. Life on the road doesn’t always go as planned — which is both fun and frustrating.

When you plan too much, there’s no room to experience the happy accidents of travel. There’s no room for spontaneous choice, for incorporating new information and advice that you learn.

When making your plan, make sure that it’s flexible. Learn to go with the flow. Plan one or two activities and let the rest of the day happen.

It’ll be a more enjoyable and less stressful experience. You’ll be surprised by what happens. Be flexible. Let life unfold the way it should.

  1. Be adventurous

The only time we grow is when we’re outside of our comfort zones. And travel is about growth. That doesn’t mean you need to do dangerous things, but it does mean you need to push yourself beyond what you’re used to.

Hiking, sky diving, eating new foods, camping, rock climbing, hitchhiking — whatever taking a risk looks like to you is 100% ok. Everyone has different interests and tolerance levels. Push yours. It may be scary and uncomfortable at the time, but you’ll be glad you did it later.

Challenge yourself. Try new things. You’ll walk away more self-confident.

  1. Carry extra money

Travel isn’t as expensive as many people think but you still need to create a budget that meets your needs. The secret to long term travel is smart money management.

However, always overestimate the amount you need. You never know what might come up on the road. After all, you didn’t spend all that time saving every penny and staying home to skip those once-in-a-lifetime activities, right?

Maybe you want to try bungee jumping or you discover an amazing restaurant you can’t pass up. Or maybe you meet some cool people and decide to scrap your plan altogether.

No matter how well you plan, something can always come up that will throw your budget out of synch.

  1. Keep a travel journal

When you travel, you enjoy immersing yourself in different cultures and expanding your mind to new perspectives. Time and experiences pass quickly. Every day is full of new and unique adventures, particularly when you’re visiting exciting and magical ports.


On your trip, your five senses become thoroughly engaged. And the further afield you travel, the more you get to see, hear, taste, smell and touch.

But as every traveler knows, it’s difficult to take it all in when you’re in the moment. It’s also incredibly hard to recall, relive and recapture your experiences after the fact.

A travel journal can be an actual book or an online blog or vlog you use to record what happens on your trip. It is a marvelous tool to capture those experiences and memories creatively and permanently. Use a journal to capture: Stories,Discoveries,Adventures,Beauty,Experiences,Keepsakes,Memories and Moments in time.



Plan your trip today with Anywhere Adventures Ltd. Anywhere Adventures Ltd is one of the leading tour operators in the Kenya and E. Africa. They are known to handle outbound & inbound incentive tours, events and conferences in accordance to customer specification and requirements.

Their team of experienced travel professionals is fully equipped to cater for all your travel requirements. Moreover you will appreciate that having escorted most of the groups and conducted entire tours under their personnel supervision has not only won them the essential destination knowledge and operational expertise but has also greatly enhanced their credibility and reputation for providing services and detailed attention which have significantly contributed to the overall smooth handling of the tours.

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Author: Kelvin Muli

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