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When you’re ready to pack your bags and hit the road for your first time traveling, you’ll want to be sure to heed the advice of seasoned travelers. Here are the top tips for first-timers:

1) Pace yourself.

Don’t go overboard on the attractions in your destination town the first day or two. Instead, take it easy and explore the area around your accommodation. You’ll be more relaxed and have a better experience if you focus on getting to know your new surroundings first.

2) Pack lightly.

Packing suitcase for trip

Make sure to take only the essentials with you on your first trip – you’ll be able to find everything you need once you’re there. This includes toiletries such as shampoo, conditioner, soap, and toothbrush, as well as a basic kitchen set-up such as pots and pans, cups and plates, knives and forks.

3) Protect your belongings.

Be sure to pack a travel insurance policy in case of theft or loss while you’re traveling. You also might want to consider getting a passport insurance policy in case you need to take additional steps to travel to your destination.

4) Keep a record of your expenses.

Make a list of what you spend each day while you’re on your trip and be sure to keep track of your expenses. This will help you track your budget and make sure you’re not spending more than you’re comfortable with.

COVID-19 Young woman holding suitcase luggage with passport and plane ticket at airport for journey.

5) Avoid scams.

Don’t fall for any scam schemes – such as high-pressure sales tactics, freebies that come with a purchase, or requests for personal information. Check with the tourism board or your travel insurance provider before making any purchases or signing any contracts.

By following these tips, you’ll be ready to hit the road and have the best travel experience of your life.