Preparing For Long Term Travel

Preparing For Long Term Travel
Not everyday does someone say they’re leaving the country and not coming back for some months and even years. Most of the average population would call you crazy. Everyone wants to travel but who actually does? You! Yes, You!

What I really want to focus on talking about today is the mental aspect of this. It can be one of the most important factors. When you tell your family and friends you’re planning this trip you expect the best response. However, sometimes that is not always the case. You must prepare for the best and worst outcome.

Many traveler’s may experience disapproval from their family or friends. This can be hard to swallow. What you should not do is take it to heart. If this is something you want to do go ahead and do it! If you let others opinion’s effect your decisions you will never be happy in life. It’s a shame some people feel so opinionated on what you do. Always follow your heart and dreams! No matter what!

Now, since I got that out there you’re probably thinking okay where are the other tips? All I can say is plan but in moderation. What works best for me is planning the first few destinations then just going with the flow. Why do I do this? If you’re backpacking you might be somewhere and totally change your itinerary so sometimes it is best to have leeway. Last tip: the money. Save money like your grandmother told you and save, save, save. Cut expenses like eating out and unnecessary buying.

I hope you enjoyed this little bit! Remember, travel smart, and live easy! Please comment and let me know your experience’s or tips! I would love to hear them!

 

I live this life not to conform to what others want but rather to follow the passion in my heart and soul. – Alanna

10 Facts No One Tells You About Living in Mexico City.

My top 10 facts no one tell’s you about living in Mexico City.

  1. PDA– also known as public display of affection. WOW! Let me tell you it takes some time to get used to. You kind of look at them at first and cringe in a similar fashion you look at your sister when she eats your food. Yeah. Well a large of people in CDMX are in love and really like to show it.

  2. Street Dances– if you’re broke and have no money to hit the club. DO NOT WORRY you can dance to cumbia, salsa, bachata etc right under a bridge near you. Actually if you’re wondering it is pretty LIT.

  3. Que Chido– chilangolandia has a large amount of slang and if you don’t know it then you should probably study up on that before you arrive.

  4. Metro– well ladies and gentlemen you have not seen weird stuff until you ride the Mexico City metro. You will also find there is a separate area just for women to ride.

  5. Street Food– You love tacos? Great me too! Just please make sure you go somewhere suggested by a friend or family member. Or you may not be feeling so well afterwards. However, don’t worry to much because the Tacos their are delicious!

  6. Street Art– here you will find some of the most beautiful graffiti with stories that go along with each of them.

  7. Don’t be Afraid– people have heard so many stories from social media it masks a perception but really its not always like that. I was always very safe. There will always be places that are safe and unsafe in any big city. Moral of the story just enjoy your surroundings I mean you’re in MEXICO.

  8. La Panadería- if you want the best bread go around 6/7 pm. They bake it fresh and the whole neighborhood will be racing to get some of it. So, hurry before its gone. If you go before this time the bread may feel like an actual rock.

  9. Fiesta- there will be a party for every occasion. Have a baby; party. Your primo comes over; party.

  10. The Mexican Favelas– go to the right area in Mexico City and you will find the favelas looking like the ones in Rio de Janiero, Brazil. In CDMX there is a large distinction between the rich and the poor. As you may find the rich in Santa Fe the place I call little Los Angeles.

 

 

Hope you enjoyed what I could think of off the top of my head. In all Mexico City is my second home and will always be my favorite place to live. Feel free to comment or subscribe to my blog for more. Adios!

Sky High Plane Tickets, Get Them for Cheap!

Have you ever dreamed of traveling but felt discouraged as you searched the plane ticket prices? Fear not, there is ways to get cheaper flight tickets. Here is a few tips for that vacation you have been dreaming of.

  1. Plan ahead of time, this will give you time to receive a ticket at a cheaper price.
  2. Use multiple air travel websites to compare prices. My favorite is Skyscanner. Others include: Cheap O Air, Priceline, Kayak, and more.
  3. Get your ticket(s) on the right day. Try to buy on Tuesday or Wednesday it could save you big time.
  4. Don’t get a one way to your destination. What does this mean? Think about buying two separate tickets to get to your destination. If you’re going to different countries sometimes this helps cut the cost a lot.
  5. If you travel a lot get a credit card through one of the airlines and gain reward points. Maybe get a free flight to the destination of your dreams.
  6. Check the season. Is it high tide or low tide season at the destination you wish to go to? This will make a big difference in price.

 

Hope these tips help! Safe travels!

-Alanna