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Feel like Going on Holiday but you don’t have the Day? Take a Daycation

The travel industry has seen improvements in the recent past. If you feel like going on holiday but you do not have several days to do this, you can opt to take a daycation. This simply means that you are going on holiday but only for a day. Some don’t understand why they should go on holiday for a few hours! There are many reasons for this.

  • Brings Peace of Mind

Perhaps you have been very busy that you feel fatigued and confused. By taking a daycation, you have time to yourself and besides relaxing, it helps with clarity. You have time to ponder over situations or life in general and by the time you are going back home, you have peace of mind. 

  • There is Minimal Planning

Going on daycation is totally different from going on a holiday for a few days. For a daycation, you do not have to pack personal belongings and clothes in two bags. You do not have to prepare an itinerary that covers the several days that you will be there. You just need to know where you are going, how you are going there and what to do. You might not even have to pack any clothes. 

  • Small Commitment

When going on a daycation, you will not need a lot of commitment. There is small commitment when it comes to time, effort and money needed to make it a success. There is no need of taking a few days off work just to have time for yourself.

  • You Do Not Have to go far

With daycations, you do not have to plan a trip to a destination mile away. Probably there is an upscale hotel in your locality that you have always wanted to stay in. Ask about their charges and what is included. Once you are comfortable, you can book in your stay for the day and savor the moment.

For you to experience the services and amenities in upscale spas and hotels, it is not necessary that you stay for a night or two. Daycations give you the opportunity to experience this with minimal planning and commitment. It gives a great experience and time to relax in an exciting way. Despite having a tight schedule, you should give yourself a treat. Nothing should stop you from this.

Some Proven Ways to Make Money while Travelling

Most people love to go to different places in their locality or travel the world searching for a good destination. Around the globe there are beautiful destinations to go to, you just need to have the money to travel. One way you can go to these destinations is when you have a job that lets you travel to diverse places. You are hitting two birds with one stone as you work and travel at the same time. Here are some ways you can make money while traveling.

Freelancing

You can work without being committed to any company. Try out being a freelancer. You can travel to different places as your work calls you to, just like freelancing. It’s either you be a freelancer on your own or be an online worker for websites that offer freelancing jobs. This way you can have work on your own chosen time. You’re not being attached to one employer but you can have different types of clients in different places. You can meet and many people and build connections that can help you in your job as a freelancer.

Tutoring

If you’re good at academics, then you can try out being a tutor. Teachers are needed in different countries nowadays. Education is important that is why many are looking for a tutor. Teachers in most countries are looked up to by many people since they are the ones who mold our children who will become great entrepreneurs, leaders, designers and more someday. Tutoring lets you meet different kinds of people. It also lets you learn more as you continue to study about what you what you are going to teach as change is constant in our society.

Working in the Tourism Industry

One way to make money while you travel is to be part of the tourism industry. Work on cruise ships, hotels, resorts, airlines and more. You can also be a tourist guide and be in marvelous places filled with heritage and culture. The tourism industry offers many jobs to tourism and HRM even culinary graduates. These jobs let you go to many countries through air, land, and water. The tourism in many countries is one of the booming industries nowadays. So, why not try taking tourism courses and work for the like.

Blogging

Blogging can be a traveling work if you have the right audience and connections. Your particular niche will put you in places you’ve dreamed of. Just by writing about places, things such as food, you can go to places as far as you can reach.

You just need to have an impact on your audience. Your clients can ask you to go to any places especially those with business. You can go to groundbreakings or soft openings of businesses as you write articles about them. You can have fun and work at the same time as you go to different destinations.

So, those are the 4 proven ways on how to make money while traveling. Choose one of them and be on your way to a great adventure as you do your work. Have a great time!

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The Packing Checklist for Your International Travels

Your international travel plans are all set. No matter where you are doing what is the absolute “must do” checklist before you leave?

Read on and get your trip organized:

#1: Book your flights

Book your flights and make sure everything with the flight is in order. Don’t confuse the flight times. Make sure you allow enough time to get to the airport, remember security checks often take longer these days.

#2: Check your travel documents

Locate your passport and make sure you have more than 6 months left on it. Many countries require this to be allowed to enter.

Make sure you have any VISA’s prepared in advance if needed.

#3: Make sure you have enough funds for the trip

No one wants to get stuck abroad without enough money, but believe me, it happens! Make sure you have enough for your trip whether you are planning a budget journey or a luxury splash out.

Factor in costs like meals, accommodation, transport around, other activities you want to do and allow some extra for unforeseen costs.

#4: Buy insurance

I have traveled many times without insurance, however, this is not really a good idea. Make sure you have a good insurance policy for your trip and that you have all the relevant documents packed in a safe place that is easy to find.

Leave a copy with a family member at home.

#5: Buy some local currency in advance

Take the time to go to your bank or local exchange and buy up some local currency to have with you when you arrive. While you can change most money conveniently in international destinations you don’t know what you will find when you arrive. Plus, at the airports, it is usually expensive.

You at least need enough cash with you to get to your Hotel on arrival and to get a good meal.

#6: Book your accommodation for the first few nights

Even if you plan to do some traveling around without a plan then you should at least plan the first few nights of your stay.

Choose a place that is easy to find, close to the airport and easy to get to with transport. Then you can move to other accommodation at a later point in the trip.

#7: Pack carefully – not too much, not too little either

Think about where you are going and what you will need. Will it be warm, cold? Will there be insects? Mosquitoes? Sun cream?

What are you doing on your trip? Will you need items like hiking boots? Or other practical things like a compass, maps? GPS?

A good tip to pack everything as small as possible is to roll your clothing up.

#8:  Make a note of relevant local emergency numbers

Whatever your plans are for your trip you should check and make a note of the local emergency numbers. You should also keep a note of other relevant numbers like the tourist police or special tourist emergency contacts.

Keep them to hand and where you can find them quickly.

While most people are never going to have need of these numbers, if you did end up in need you will be glad you had them with you.

I hope this checklist helped you to get organized and have a wonderful time!