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REYKJAVIK, ICELAND -- I’ve logged well over 50 hours on roads during my three trips to Iceland. But it wasn’t until my most recent trip -- with my buddy Matt -- that I discovered a travel hack that will make exploring Iceland a lot easier.
One of the biggest things I struggle with while traveling is getting outside of my bubble and meeting people.
But when I have -- usually during solo trip -- I meet such incredible people. When I open myself to meeting new people, I always learn more about their country, hear great stories and make a cool connection. I cannot recommend it enough. MEET. NEW. PEOPLE.
It takes a lot to plan a great trip. You have to invest time, energy and effort into finding restaurants, attractions, activities and more. It’s a process I love as much as actually traveling.
Much to my surprise, I’ve found that a lot of people don’t like planning their trips. They don’t know where to start, or what resources to use or how to do it. So, I’ve decided to share my proven, successful step-by-step process for planning a perfect vacation.
Years ago, i watched a travel series that focused on making sure you’re safe while traveling.
They used a thief-turned-magician to show how easy it is to be pickpocketed. The tip he gave, and I have sworn by for over 20 years, is to carry your money in your front pocket. That makes it much harder to get pickpocketed.
Avoid keeping your money in your backpack, fanny pack or back pocket.
This is a recent tip I was given and something that I will be doing for the rest of my traveling days.
Before leaving on a trip, scan your important travel documents like your driver’s license and passport. Then have them available online -- such as Amazon Prime or iCloud. That way, you’ll have copies of important docs in case you lose them on your journey.
Google Trips is great, right? But it could be even better.
I’ve used Google Trips for the past few years. I’ve used it to plan everything from week-long vacations to quick day trips. It is my go-to app when I travel, since it stores all my travel information and suggests things to do in a new city.
Using the app as much as I have over the past couple years, I have a few improvement suggestions for the Google geniuses. Here’s a few features I’d like to see in Google Trips:
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