Whether we’re talking about shorter or longer trips, there are lots of things that will make your experience better and more fulfilling. Depending on your destination and overall plan, these trips can completely change your perception of the world.

Unfortunately, despite our best efforts, the voyage can be cut short, or it might even become a burden if you fail to plan it properly. Sometimes, having a detailed schedule is more important than the destination itself. You can go to the coolest city on the earth and still feel that the overall experience was lackluster because you haven’t visited the main attractions.

Make your life easier by reading these 5 cool tricks to make your trips easier.

1.     Find the right transportation method

When we talk about traveling, especially to different countries and continents, most people think of airplanes. To be quite honest, there is a good reason for this. They are the fastest solution that will give us much more time to enjoy ourselves at the final destination.

However, the fact they are the fastest doesn’t always mean they are optimal. For example, you can enhance the overall trip if you take a car or RV. This is especially true if you’re traveling around Europe, where every 100 miles, there is an incredible city or national park.

Generally speaking, people often forego this mode of transportation because RVs and trailers can be quite expensive. But this isn’t always the case. For example, Rockwood Mini Lite can be a good solution for people with minimal requirements.

2.     Take extra days off

We are all slaves of time and money. Even when we go on a vacation, which is meant to recharge our batteries, we are often stuck with our laptop or phone, answering numerous calls and emails. Then, when we finally return home, we immediately go back to work.

If you want to have a relaxing voyage, it is very important to have a few extra days. When you get back home, the last thing you want is to go to work the next day. This can have such a destructive impact on your psyche, completely eliminating all the benefits of the vacation.

So, when planning the trip, make sure you have at least 2 days off when you get back. This is especially true for longer car trips in situations where you’re the primary driver.

3.     Be careful with the local food

If you check numerous YouTube videos, you would think that food is much yummier in other parts of the world. And while food is a major part of your travel experience, and you should definitely try local delicacies, you should be very careful as to how you approach things.

Tasting local food can be very perilous, especially for people with sensitive stomachs. You can easily catch a bug that will completely derail the whole trip leaving a bad taste in your mouth (no pun intended). A good way to circumvent the issue is by taking pills in advance. It is even better to eat at reputable places and avoid street food at all costs.

People who take RVs or rent an apartment for a month should even consider cooking at home. That way, you will always know what kind of ingredients you’re using and whether they come straight from a supermarket.

4.     Always prioritize

Another common mistake is wanting too much and not having enough time to fulfill your plans. Even if you have enough time to visit all these places, you might feel fatigued if you do it in a hurry.

Often, it is much better to take it easy and visit just a few major attractions. That way, you can take in all the spots that you actually want to experience while avoiding irrelevant stuff.

Of course, these other places and museums also have their value, and you might get surprised by something cool. However, visiting too many places during a short trip could make you overwhelmed to a point where you will forget the main reason for your visit.

5.     Be very stringy during the initial days

In my opinion, properly managing your finances during the first days of your trip is crucial for having a positive experience. People often go overboard in the first two or three days, leaving them broke for the rest of their vacation.

Ideally, you should start your vacation by visiting the cheapest spots. This is especially true for restaurants as they are sneaky money drainers.