Everywhere you look these days there are loads of half assed articles written about travel tips, what to do and what not to do etc etc. These articles are generally written in 10 minutes by some hack ‘travel writer’ stuck behind a desk banging an article out for an angry editor.
Some of these tips are of course fine, but wouldn’t you want to know how the ‘experts’ are doing it? The people that have been travelling long term for years and live the tips, tricks and hacks day in day out rather than just once a year.
To get the low down and inside advice on this topic I reached out to some of the worlds most respected Travel Bloggers, Worldschoolers, ‘Edventurers', Digital Nomads, call them what you will, for their input.
They all have one thing in common, they have all been travelling for many years and offer bona fide, iron clad, proven, authoritative and expert advice from the front lines of extended travel and life on the road.
To give you some idea of the reach of these travel gurus I added up their combined Twitter followers and got to 1,028,650
Over 1 million followers!
The tips and quotes I received aren't exactly what you would expect, lots of answers go way deeper than the usual ‘Set up alerts on Skyscanner or ‘Use go compare’ to get the best rates blah blah blah rubbish.
I got some great response and all of them were only too happy to help, agreeing that it was a subject littered with wishy washy articles not getting the real and proven information out there.
Some of the quotes are heartwarming, others inspiring, profound, powerful and hopefully, for some, life changing.
In the post I have included the website and Twitter link to each awesome contributor.
Feel free to get in touch with any of these guys, they are super friendly and only too happy to help point you in the right direction!
I am ever grateful to each of the contributors for their time and insights to help me get this post together.
I stand on the shoulders of giants.
Enjoy the advice, thoughts and insights from the world's most travelled, but more importantly use it to your advantage, take action and get out there!
Enter, the experts....
My question to each of them was thus……
“What is the best travel advice that you could give to somebody planning a trip, that you actually use on your own travels?”
“I would say don't stress. Book your flight, buy your gear, and worry about the details right before you leave.”
Melvin Bocher from TravelDudes.
"Get lost! Be prepared for your trip, but as soon you are in the destination, forget your itinerary, stay spontaneous and change your plans on the go. That's when the best things happen."