Travel – what does it do for us? It is, for one, a stress-reliever. It gives us more benefits; such as broadening our horizon by learning about the place that we went to, it boosts confidence not to mention improves our social skills, it gets us motivated to do something about our life as traveling opens up our eyes to see the world around us, the life – real-life wisdom. It boosts our creativity as we see different cultures, different traditions.

There are worlds to discover and it opens our eyes to the beauty, diversity, and realities of life. Although I said some positive words about traveling, there are also some matters that you need to take into consideration before you go and travel to the place you choose.

Here below, are some tips you may like to consider on your next travel. Make your list, you need to make a list of things you would like yourself to remember before you travel. Before you takeoff, you need to consider what essentials you need to pack which can be, from the medicines you are currently taking, clothes you specifically need to wear, cameras and electronics you need to bring, and what other stuff you need to do before your departure.

Learn something about the place you are going to visit

It is a requirement that you read on about the place you are going to just so you are aware of the travel attraction they have there (local attraction). Know the language they use (simple social niceties is good to learn). What food they offer there (if said food can sustain you throughout your stay there). Last, is, where will you stay in that place specifically? (Accommodation).

Be adaptable

It is a must for any traveler to learn to adapt to the place they are going to visit. The place will not adapt to you. You should always be ready for any changes or any plans that can go awry. Hence, your adaptability level should be at par if not a perfect score. Just to also note that being adaptable will help you survive in any given situation.

Always have a Travel Insurance

You don’t know what will happen along the way and what you will encounter during your travel and I cannot stress enough the importance of Travel Insurance.

Secure your important documents

Always keep a copy of your important documents, especially your passport. Keep it in the safest place, then put a copy in two other places that you think are secure enough to hide them. You will avoid a lot of trouble by doing so.

Secure your money

This is one of the most important detail. Please do not keep your money hidden in one place (like hiding them in your “mini bag” and end up having “mini-meals” once someone stole your bag with your money in it). Better to hide some of your cash in a different spot in your luggage.

Don’t forget to alert your bank on your next travel.

Better be safe than sorry.

Inform someone about your travel and let them know where they can contact you for any immediate concerns.

It can be a family member or a person close to you. So, they’ll know where to reach you. So now that we are done with the suggestions, let me tell you about the wonderful places you may like to visit on your next travel.

Here are the Best Places to Visit in January on the lists:

Salzburg, Austria

A tourist-friendly city. A city in central Austria directly at the border to Germany. A very popular tourist destination not only because this city is friendly and welcoming to tourists but also because it is famous for the music since Salzburg was the birthplace of the 18th-century composer Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (Yes, that Mozart). Also, it boasts of their art collections, museums, and architecture such as the fortress named “Hohensalzburg”, one of the biggest preserved medieval castles in Europe. Cathedrals. Best to go there for their prominent festival of music and drama every summer that lasts for five weeks.

Yerevan, Armenia

It is the capital and largest city of Armenia. Dubbed as a jewel for travel, food, and wine. It is said to be a safe and friendly city for tourists. This city was labeled as the “pink city” because of the color of the volcanic tufa rock from which numerous buildings are built. They have a rich history, diverse culture, lots of monasteries, and food that are worth trying.

Dubai, UAE

Since this country is very welcoming to tourists, you should keep this on the list. Dubai also comes with their Islamic ways and should be respected as with every country you will visit. It has a stunning coastline and its remarkable structures such as the Burj Khalifa, Burj Al Arab, and Miracle Garden. And also it has made so many innovations in their country.

There are numerous places to go to for shopping as they have their shopping festivals where you can cop a gadget for half the price and such, go for their entertainment and adventure (such as skydiving or ride a hot air balloon), you can also experience the world-renowned Dubai Desert Safari which is unforgettable according to those who have tried it. There are also beaches where you can relax.

These are just some of the reasons why you should go visit Dubai. Portland Maine, located in Southern Maine on Casco Bay, just a few hour’s drive from Boston. This place is known for its rich historical background. There is a place called Old Port where its historical facade was maintained. They also have the Art Museums, where the work of great geniuses in painting and art are showcased. There is also Cape Elizabeth known for its lighthouses and beach called Crescent Beach State Park where visitors can enjoy the charming beauty of the ocean and lush spacious shoreline. Portland Maine also has a different array of incredible culinary selections.


An island located between North America and mainland Europe. Dubbed as the Land of Fire and Ice, with it being the home to some of the largest glaciers in Europe. They also have some of the world’s most active volcanoes.

Famous for its dramatic landscapes and natural wonders such as the “Harpa”, which is a dazzling concert hall and conference center that changes its color combined with its glittery facade. It is named as the home of the Iceland Symphony Orchestra and the Icelandic Opera.

Witness the wonders of the Northern Lights or such called the phenomenon of Aurora Borealis. Be amazed by its drifting icebergs, steaming geyzers, and black lava beaches as well as erupting volcanoes. There is also a place they called Blue Lagoon where one can soak in a crystal blue, geothermal water between 98-102 degrees with a view of snow-covered lava rocks and which is said to give age-defying benefits.

New Zealand

Located southeast of Australia. One of the most spectacular places to visit according to some because of the subtropical forests, its beaches, offshore islands, and snow-covered mountains are just some of its breathtaking qualities. The people are also amazing, making this country tourist-friendly as well. Not just that the people are amazing, but the animal species that can be found here are remarkable. New Zealand also boasts of its famous wines because of its numerous wineries.

See also: 10 destinations to visit in July

Phi Phi Islands, Thailand

Thailand’s tourism has made a major improvement over the years. Since they have made their beautiful beaches, clear water and natural beauty more accessible to tourists. Their beaches that come with scuba diving to discover the amazing underwater life fascinates visitors to no end.

Galapagos Islands

Part of Ecuador, located 1000 km off the South American coast of the Pacific Ocean. There are several things to do in Galapagos Island such as diving, wildlife watching, hiking, and snorkeling just to name some. Amazing animals to see on the island are Penguins, Marine Iguanas, Albatross, and the famous Giant Tortoise.

Positano, Italy

Located at the Southern Italy’s Amalfi Coast. Tourists will be able to enjoy the Medieval Architecture and the well-known colorful pastel houses. It is also a place to visit for a couple and experience this romantic place. There are also numerous fashion boutiques to try as well.

Pyramids of Giza, located in Egypt

Lies just outside the Egyptian city of Cairo, the Pyramids of Giza and the Great Sphinx is a wonder to see and experience. Accordingly, these pyramids were built as a final resting place for their pharaohs.

The Pyramids of Giza are considered as the only surviving ruins of the original 7 wonders of the world. Tourists are advised to bring a guidebook with them for easier navigation of the enormous place or better yet, bring a guide with you to help you during your trip to this amazing place.

If time and circumstances permit it, why not visit these places? It should do well to add the experience to your vault of happy memories that will last you for a long, long time- if not a lifetime.

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