Three years into the pandemic and  we’ve seen everything returning to normal, including travels. Both domestic and international flights have eased up on restrictions, but with the presence of the virus still posing a threat, certain measures are still in place.

Aside from the usual packing, planning your itineraries, and getting your friends to say yes to the trip, there are a few travel musts up our sleeves that can help make sure your adventure is nothing but fun and memorable – some you never knew you’ll need.

Researching goes a long way.

Researching everything there is to know about your trip is always encouraged. Whether you're going to a local or a foreign destination, it's crucial to learn about the food, culture, and people of your destination. This way, you can adjust your plans accordingly and save yourself from unexpected scenarios. 

It will also help you save money if you are certain of the sites and activities you want to experience and explore! 

Find lower-cost flights.

Finding cheaper flights is difficult when you're in a rush, but if you're patient, you'll discover that there are accessible and inexpensive tickets for you! Rather than overpaying for your airfare, why not save a little money by checking out several sites like Skyscanner, Cheap Flights,and Kayak that provide you options for low-cost flights?

Book accommodations in advance.

Booking your hotels, inns, or motels in advance is one of the simplest ways to save money – and time.

When you get to your location, you won't have to worry about where you'll stay for the next several days and nights, giving you more time to tour the location you’re in and be fully present in the moment. Plus, booking days (or even weeks) before your travel date can help you save additional pesos!

Set your travel budget – and prepare additional funds.

While tourist destinations will always provide cheaper options, being prepared with a budget can help you tons that is why it should come as no surprise that it is recommended that you carefully plan out your budget, down to the last penny. Allotting extra budget for souvenirs and emergency funds is important as well, as you will never know what you're going to need when you're out there.

If you have a credit card, make sure to coordinate with your card issuer to ensure that you can use it especially when you're out of the country.

Pack ahead of time.

Packing your things ahead of time is key. We like preparing a checklist of everything we can possibly need, arranged into categories – toiletries, clothes, work from anywhere essentials, gadgets, and the like – to prevent stressing over what to bring at the last minute, or worse, forgetting the most essential things!

Not sure where to start? We compiled everything you’ll ever need for your travels in our blog Travel Essentials You Should Never Be Without to help you jumpstart on packing

In case you need any more help with preparing your next trip, make sure to visit Wanderskye for more interesting articles and to get your hands on your next favorite itravel items!

See you on the road!