In one of my other articles here on Info Barrel I talked about how you can decrease travel costs and live a millionaire lifestyle in an easy fashion. This article is a follow up with more tips on decreasing costs and improving lifestyle on the road.
1. Travel lightly
Don’t take everything you own with you on travel. You will only need three dress shirts. Remember that you will rarely see the same people twice when on a road trip. However do take your own shampoo and soap with you in your suitcase. In this way you don’t have to be dependent on some weird free soap in your hotel.
Other necessities include: deodorant, a cordless beard trimmer, q-tips, ibuprofen, shaving cream, a razor, condoms and fingernail clippers.
Also recommended to take with you is: Bose noise cancelling headphones which were one of the best purchases I’ve made in the past year. The noise cancellation is very pleasant for long international flights.
One of the best things to do when visiting a new city is taking a walking tour. These are often free and a good way to gain a better understanding of the local culture. Furthermore try to become friends with the local people to step outside of the typical touristy itinerary. Sure, you have a sense of commonality with the hostel circuit and travelers you meet in them, but there is so much to be gained from conversing with the locals.
People are creatures of habit. Things you want to do like working on your business or working out at the gym must be implemented in a schedule. Doing things randomly every day doesn’t work. It does take 45 to 60 minutes to work out, but many people who live the international lifestyle just let the day slip by and don’t realize that it takes not that much time to do the things you always did at home too.
There are many ways to travel more cheaply and improve the quality of a road trip. The ones I described in the two articles worked the best for me. However you can come up with your own practical tips too and implement them.