27 Quick World Travel Tips

Here are 27 quick tips to make world travel better. What are your quick tips for world travelers?

1) Say hi to other people who are traveling
2) Don’t flash your bling
3) Catch a cab and talk to the driver about cool things to do (Cabbies are almost always multi-lingual)
4) Scan a picture of your passport and give it to someone you trust
5) Get a nice padlock and use it when necessary (It takes two to steal: the thief and the one who left an opportunity)
6) Wear long pants during long transport
7) Look at the mattress…know what bedbugs look like
8) Stay where you get breakfast for free
9) Make sure hot water is included
10) Find paperback exchanges
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11) Stay longer and get cheaper room rates
12) Fill out your couchsurfing profile completely
13) Look for free fruit on the trees
14) Look for language exchanges
15) Don’t leave your phone in your room
16) Bring your own condoms
17) Don’t get so drunk you can’t take care of yourself
18) Trust your instincts about people
19) Eat the local food
20) Always ask for a second price
21) Don’t wander around alone late at night
22) Don’t give up your passport
23) Bring your valuables to the shower with you in a hostel
24) Eat lots of cheese if you get diarrhea
25) A handful of nuts makes hunger go away
26) Get a haircut and a shave (or a wax and a style)

This last one is my personal opinion only.

27) Drink the water.

What are your quick tips for world travel?

Vago Damitio

Vago Damitio

Vago Damitio  (@vagodamitio) is the Editor-in-Chief for Vagobond. He jumped ship from a sinking dotcom in 2000 and decided to reclaim his most valuable commodity, time. He bought a VW bus for $100, moved into it and set out on a journey to show the world that it was possible to live life on your own terms. That journey took him from waking up under icy blankets in  the Pacific Northwest to waking up under palm tress in Southeast Asia. Three years later, his first book, Rough Living: Tips and Tales of a Vagabond was published. After diving into the Anthropology of Tourism and Electronic Anthropology at the University of Hawaii (with undeclared minors in film and surf) he hit the road again in 2008. Since that time,he's lived primarily in Morocco and Turkey, married a Moroccan girl he couchsurfed with, and become a proud father. He's been to more than 40 countries, founded a successful online travel magazine (this one!), and still doesn't have a boss. Life is good. You can also find him on Google+ and at Facebook

6 thoughts on “27 Quick World Travel Tips

  • September 29, 2010 at 12:59 pm
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    Some great tips here. Don’t agree about drinking the water though. I suggest taking a travel sheet just in case. I also suggesting to take the time to know new currencies when you change money.

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  • September 29, 2010 at 7:42 pm
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    22) Don’t give up your passport

    I have been in a few hostels that took my passport for the duration of my stay. Are you saying not to? Do I have the option to say no? Why do they do this?

    Thanks for the quick list!

  • Vago Damitio
    September 29, 2010 at 10:56 pm
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    Technically, if you are an American, it is illegal for you to give up control of your passport unless it is to a government official. In fact though, I suggest that you make a high quality photo copy of your passport and if they demand your passport you tell them you don’t have it, even if it is the police or officials. Tell them your passport is not with you but you can get it if necessary. If they control your passport, they control you. I’ve never had anyone argue when I explained that it is illegal for Americans to give up their passports. When it was necessary for visas or paperwork, it was always a safe bet.

  • September 30, 2010 at 11:44 am
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    Never agree to go on a “simple hike” with Bear Grylls

  • October 1, 2010 at 2:12 am
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    Learn to say hi, please, thank you, bye in the local language.

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