We asked Michelangelo Azzariti, the Italian travel influencer, for some advice on how to make a safe and low-cost trip. Michelangelo tells us about his passions for photography and travel; his Instagram profile is followed by 66k followers. here are the 10 best tips by Michelangelo Azzariti.
1. Make a List for bagage.
About a week or so before each trip, I make a mental list of items I don’t want to forget — which I WILL forget if I don’t write them down. I’ve learned that when I think of something, I need to write it down.
Always over budget when you plan your travels. Coming in under budget feels great, going over budget hurts. So to save some money little advice to book the flight and the hotel at least in advance.
3. Save memories of wonderful place
Instagram can help you, I still remember when I was posting photos of my trip without taking care of the look and the presets of my gallery. instagram is a good way to post and summarize the best places you’ve visited in a country.
4. Photo accessories
To realize many beautiful photos is necessary (I take always with me) 2 powerbank for my iphone x, two extra batteries for my canon 2000D two 64gb sd memory cards and my mac for the final ph edit. I generally take with me these accessories during trips of at least two weeks.
5. Let Someone at Home Know Your Plans
This is extremely important when traveling solo (i travel a lot of time solo), but it’s still a good idea no matter how many people are in your travel group.
6. Ask The Locals
We always ask the locals to point us to the best restaurants, awesome spots to watch the sunset, the best coffee shops, etc. I do like to tell people what type of food I’m craving though. I’ve been in kenya led to some interesting place that wouldn’t have been my first choice.
7. Learn Common Phrases of the Local Language
A simple “Please,” “Thank you,” and “I’m sorry” in the local language goes a long way. in kenya i have learn a motto of life in swahili “hakuna matata” means “no trouble” or “jambo” means “Hello” I also like to learn the word for beer (in croatia pivo, or cerveza in spain..)
8. Enquire about the price BEFORE You Take Public Transportation
It’s a good idea to ask about the price before you hop on a bus, or other form of public transportation. i’ve learned our lesson in Cuba and in The Netherlands
9. Travel in the Off Season
Traveling during the off season is the best way to avoid the crowds and save money on accommodations, airfare, train tickets and tours. Most of the main tourist attractions are open year-round, just make sure to check closing times as some might have shorter hours during the off-peak travel season. (generally in october is my month to go in tropical place with very cheepy price).
10. Stay Longer in One Place
Staying in one place longer can allow you to experience the city or neighborhood like a local. Making friends with locals, finding local restaurants restaurants and venturing off the beaten path, can make for exciting travel stories and often the most memorable experiences. I have a lot of friends that i’ve meet during the trip, I am a very sociable guy and never alone when I travel alone.
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