Knowledge of the language and culture: if you go to a country in the antipodes of yours regarding culture and also has a foreign language for you, try to learn about the culture previously and acquire some knowledge about their writing. If not, in any case, you can carry a pocket dictionary or use one of the mobile apps that act as a dictionary.
Set up your phone: talking about the phone, do not forget to activate roaming to make calls from abroad. Regarding the data rate, the best recommendation is to remove it while you are traveling. Most bars, shops, hotels, and train or bus terminals have their Wi-Fi. Get all the keys and forget about spending extra money on the data rate.
Manage your luggage: remember to bring a phone, tablet, and computer in the carry-on bag that you are going to have control. And of course, the chargers of electronic devices. Imagine that you lose your pocket and you do not even have underwear to change. You should have fired towards the first store you cross!
Protect your luggage: with a security tape or using the luggage packing machines that you will find at the airport. Remember also to label your luggage with your name, so that if it gets lost, it will be easier for the authorities to locate you and it will take less time to do so.
Costumes: wear comfortable clothes for the trip if it is going to be extended. Wear full garments with which you can move and adapt to the seat and shoes that you can take off. If it is a very long trip try to rest and sleep as much as you can so that you do not weigh much the hours of travel in the body. For this remember to bring a small inflatable pillow that does not take up space. Although on transatlantic flights, flight attendants often provide you with a pillow and a blanket. Try to know the temperatures of the city you will visit to accommodate your clothes to the destination and not die of cold or heat when getting off the plane.
Get involved: to know as well as possible the country you are going to be part of in your culture. One of the best ways to do it is by tasting its gastronomy. You will save money, and you will know the essence of the country if you eat like an autochthonous one, and you move away from the restaurants for tourists. Along with cultural immersion, you should attend parties in the country where you are since it is one of the best ways to know how its people are and how they like to celebrate life. You will learn much more than if you only visit tourist places where you will only find other tourists like you.
Apptualízate: use the full potential of your mobile. Make the update and download of previous applications that you need so that everything goes on the wheel. Remember that there are applications for everything. You can search for accommodation, see the weather, know the best places in the city or agree to pay the fees that the town establishes for parking in areas in the town by just entering the registration number of your vehicle in the mobile application. The issue of technology when traveling makes the whole process easier and, at the same time, it is more challenging to remain incommunicado, without money or that we miss any event that we want to attend because we have to manage fines or paperwork — all the procedures at your fingertips.
As you can see, these are just some simple topics to keep in mind when traveling. There are many more things that you inevitably have to control, but if you follow to the letter what we tell you here is more likely that there are no problems and enjoy as you had planned. All this becomes simpler and more effective with new technologies both in the case of applications and in the case of technological advances when traveling or identifying. We are sure that your trip will go as you wish!