If you have traveled before, you know how vast and exciting the world of traveling can be. If you do it properly, you can visit cities across the globe without depleting your savings. There are also so many ways that you can use your existing travel knowledge to create and plan better trips. If you are like most avid football fans and want to travel and tailgate with your favorite team, here are some great tips to help you do it like a rock star.
To create the best possible travel experience for you and whoever you decide to venture out with, consider creating a budget beforehand. Before you plan any trip, take a look at your finances and set aside a specific amount to use for this upcoming trip. This way, you can research the best places to go without breaking the bank. This will also give you a realistic expectation for what you can and cannot do while you are away. If you are following your team to many different cities, this may be the most crucial step before heading out of town.
One of the best tips is to look at the weather for wherever you are visiting. It is recommended that you analyze it weeks and days before you go anywhere. The worst thing in the world is when you are unprepared for the elements, especially at a tailgate party. Wearing shorts in the cold rain is not ideal and neither is a winter jacket when it is 80 degrees outside. Knowing the weather will allow you to pack properly and bring enough clothes to deal with any type of climate. A good tip is to only bring clothes for whatever forecast you read, so you have plenty of room in that suitcase for novelties and souvenirs.
When you get to your hotel, hostile or any other place you may be staying, make sure to lock up and hide your valuables when you are not in your room. This is especially important if you travel overseas. Anywhere you go, there will also be bad people, those who prey on visitors and try to take advantage of them by selling them fake merchandise and or pick pocketing and stealing from hotel rooms. An easy way to avoid getting taken advantage of is to properly lock up valuables and be aware of your surroundings wherever you go. If you are traveling in a motor home or camper, make sure you lock it up at every destination so that no one can enter it while you are out and about.
When packing, make sure to bring all of the essentials. Dont forget the phone chargers, cameras, team jerseys and anything else you may need while you are away. A great tip here is to create a list before you travel. This way, you can check off items as you pack them. Getting in the habit of doing this will make you a rock star packer, one who never forgets any essential item.
If you are an avid tailgater, you are probably laughing at this article right now because you know how simple these tips are. Chances are you have forgotten one or more important items on a trip before. So, as funny and simple as this is, it is still a great refresher for anyone who is getting ready to travel. If you are a diehard fan who will be traveling with the team this upcoming season, make sure you plan accordingly and travel like a pro!
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