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The stigma that is associated with people who travel after the age of 30 is still strong even though we live in the age, time and place of technology. I’m hoping that by starting this blog I can help show the way to people that those of us to travel after age 30 have as much right as anyone else to travel the world. And dispell the associated stigma that we seem to have.
The use of technology is a major factor in everyone’s life, especially those that come from a younger background and those of us who are over the age of 30 are starting to grasp the idea we can use these things as well. So I think it’s a good idea to go over what it’s like to travel as someone 30 and older in today society.
Obviously, the first thing that pops the mind when thinking of things to take and use when you travel is your smartphone, you probably on it right now and you’ve come to rely on it due to the fact that you make phone calls, text and use these apps in your everyday life. But what you may not have thought about, is these same apps can be used to make your life so much easier traveling.
- Smart Phone
- GPS Apps
- Digital cameras
- Google Translate
Travel Gear :
- Hiking Backpack
- Hiking or trail shoes
- High-quality tents
- Quality Pants
- passport holder
Flights and Hotels
- Price Line
Now as far as flights and hotels go, my personal preference is to shop around, because you can get a much better deal on third-party sites sometimes depending on the season. And speaking of seasons, this is something people tend to forget about, is the fact that depending on the season flights and prices of hotels fluctuate up and down and you need to plan accordingly. Your best bet is always to buy flight tickets at least 90 days in the future. The hotel rooms not so much those are more live in the moment kind of things usually be on the lookout for a week to four months to find a decent deal.
Personal Safety :
- always make multiple copies of your passport and keep it in your safe in your hotel or at the front desk.
- If you want to make yourself safer, don’t advertise the fact that you have money, especially when you travel in low-income countries. Dress down, don’t make pickpockets think that you are going to carry large amounts of currency
- Wear a hidden currency belt.
- Always alert your credit card company that you are traveling so that they can stop fraudulent activity while you travel. And it stops them from freezing your card if they think something is wrong and that sucks too.
- Before you leave on that vacation, make sure that a family member or friends or whoever is able to check your mail and check your house. This reduces the chance that burglars with an unfriendly intent don’t target you or understand that you were gone for a long period of time allowing them to do bad things.
- Buy health insurance and life insurance and property insurance BEFORE you travel.
In this section basically, the takeaway is, doesn’t make yourself a victim unilaterally.Don’t let people know you have money because if you do, you’re opening yourself up for a robbery.
The biggest take away should be this, travel in the modern age is available for all of us, don’t allow youngsters to tell you that you can’t go out and have fun traveling the world long-term or short.
Be safe and have fun and until next time, enjoy your trip.
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