Let's Travel

October 5, 2016


What to do when you travel?

I know some of us (raises hand) were used to last-minute packing. I used to packed my things the day before I travel. Maybe some of you are packing your things two days before you travel but the tendency of packing things in a last-minute is you are forgetting the most important thing that you should bring. Maybe you can relate but sometimes you might forget your toothbrush (I know, very unhygienic ) or sometimes your facial soap or maybe you are lacking extra shirt or shorts? Relate? Haha. (raises hand to facial soap and extra shorts)

So, I realize these things and it really helped me a lot to save money for me not to buy things when I arrive at my destination. No worries thinking of where is the mall?, where to buy this and that?. Avoid these questions and only think your itinerary. These tips may help you and you might want to try:

1. Prepare all the things you want to bring a week before you travel, always keep in mind to travel light.

2. Pair all your tops or shirts with shorts/pants ahead incase you want to flaunt your #OOTDs. It is easy to grab them from the bag when you change clothes and worry less what to wear next.

3. Bring an extra bag with you so that you can carry your water, towel, extra shirts if you are too sweaty and you can refresh by changing your top and other stuffs you want to bring while strolling; avoid carrying heavy bag to keep it comfy while strolling.

4. Never forget to bring your camera since every place is INSTAGRAMMABLE, just find a best angle for it. This can reduce your stress.

5. The moment you arrived at your destination, forget about work, enjoy your vacation! Avoid talking about your work, relax and just chill.

6. List all the places you want to visit in your itinerary for budgeting; less money spent, more savings.

7. If it is a local or an international travel, plan it a month ahead and no worries about the flight fares since there are a lot of airfare promos nowadays. You may follow @CebuPacificAir at Twitter and be updated with their #CEBSeatSale.

8. If you do not have any hotel accomodation, find affordable roomrates at Expedia, AirBNB and HotelQuickly.

9. Research about the place. Read the blogs and their reviews about the places you want to go to avoid frustrations. Looks can be deceiving. Remember, vacation is to relax! For a local travel, search the affordable place where you want to stay and read the reviews or blogs. Check the room rates and match it to your budget.

So where are you heading this weekend? What are your preparations when you travel? Comment it below and we can improve it together! Enjoy your vacay!

'till next post!


34 comments

  1. You can always be comfortable at the same time fashionable. The key here is balance... and of course that Instagramish angle and pose. :)

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    1. Perfect! Just enjoy the stress-free vacay!

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  2. The last minute packing is really me. (Hahahaha)

    And just like what you have said, we usually forget things when we are in a rush or last minute packing. I am certainly like that at all time, I even experienced last time, I forgot my camera and I couldn't help, but regret all throughout my journey. With all your given tips, I might now change my old ways about packing.

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    1. No more regrets! Pack it up ahead of time. 😊

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  3. I have a big trip coming up in a week! This reminds me I need to prep my packing list and travel stuff. I don't have check-in baggage and will be away for 10 days so this is gonna be the ultimate travel light challenge. Hahaha thanks for the tips! Hope I won't forget anything important.

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    1. You're welcome! Enjoy your 10-day vacay! Hope you have everything ready.

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  4. I have been reading reading several blog posts about travel and travel tips lately. This must be a sign that I will be traveling soon. Indeed, I am. I will probably returning you guys a favor by writing some travel related post soon. Thanks for reminding me that I need to prepare as early as possible. hahaha

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    1. You're Welcome Kuya Carlo! I'll surely wait for your next post! Enjoy your vacay!

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  5. Wow! So much to comment on regarding preparing for a trip! Maybe CBC should have a trip and we all do a different angle for the trip! Hehehe. Are you reading this Carlo? Hehehehe

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  6. This is the same as trekking! Haha! I agree with every place is instagrammable! Hahaha gagawin ang lahat para sa instagram :D

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    1. for the sake of Instagram feed! HAHA #thegoals

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  7. No to last minute packing if and only if wala kay checklist on what to bring. Keeping a checklist helps all the time. Dapat daghan nice na outfit for photoshoots! :D

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    1. Perfect! Prepare all your things with your checklist to see what is lacking inside the bag/luggage ug para ug maka posing ug dghan, outfitay najud. HAHA

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  8. I too have fallen into the trap of cramming last-minute and freaking out about what to pack and if I'm forgetting something all the while thinking about how I wouldn't be suffering from the situation had I only packed way in advance. Hahaha. These are quite definitely some great tips to follow and take note of!

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  9. I'm the queen of last minute packing! That's why I have made a list of the most essential stuff that I need, and then I just go ahead and check them last minute. Haha

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    1. Preparing all your things with a check list is perfect too! To avoid regrets try to recheck them right away if you have extra time.

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  10. Be sure to mix and match your clothes, too, so you can have "more outfits" using lesser pieces of clothing. Also, I think that chasing bucketlists is very expensive (also a common tourist trap) so don't make it so much of a race. Explore places that are not very touristy.

    But otherwise great tips!

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    1. I'll take a note of this too on our next tour. Thank you miss Pam!-Jay

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  11. I can relate with the one who left the toothbrush! hahaha! good thing we didn't go camping or somewhere that's has no sari-sari store. haha! I bought one on the first pit stop immediately. I am always a light packer and I'm guilty of packing the night before the travel, although I'm making a list of what to bring s week before, so it's quite easy I guess. :)

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    1. HAHA this usually happens leaving things such toothbrush. HAHA yucky but truth can make us giggle. HAHAHA, listing things make packing easier. -Jay

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  12. When we went to Camotes Island, I realized that I forgot my basic necessities like toothbrush and toothpaste. My boyfriend was open in sharing his toothbrush with me since we're only having an overnight in the island. But I declined his offer and decided to purchase the 75-pesos Toothbrush from the resort. Imagine a 30 pesos worth of toothbrush in department store is 75 pesos in the resort. well, it was a lesson learned for me.

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    1. It is lesser to prepare ahead than buying an expensive toothbrush ; from a personal experience. -Jay

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  13. great traveling tips! i always forget something sometimes and up buying at a store along the way thank you for the tips. thumbs up

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    1. Thank you Chris! Marking a check list would making it cheaper.-Jay

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  14. I agree with traveling light and bringing an extra bag. When I went to Singapore, I definitely hated my heavy luggage and I didn't have enough bag to put all my pasalubong. Hahaha!

    Love,
    www.channelmarie.com

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    1. A daily bag is a necessity! This can be a dual purpose too, this can be a hand carry bag and a daily bag. -Jay

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  15. Wow! Simple and precise tips before traveling. And my favorite part is to never forget to bring a camera to capture instagrammable photos!. :)

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    1. Instagrammers nowadays couldn't leave the place without snapping them. Thanks Elijah! -Jay

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  16. Sometimes I do last minute packing of my things before and most of the time it didn't help coz it's either I will be late or might forget to bring other necessary things. But I agree that when traveling cameras are very important... it's a must bring to capture those intagrammable moments and for FB sharing.

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    1. Of course! Camera is already part of our social lives.-Jay

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  17. It's very important to plan everything... I'm like that from clothes to wear to where to eat and places to go...

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    1. Correct Richie, I mean, starting from the most important to the less important; where to stay, cost of living, clothes to wear, places to visit. Less important; ootd 1, ootd 2, instagram feed. -Jay

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