ZenBreak's travel tips

Make the most out of your time off


With over 25 years experience in luxury travel industry, and compiling the team's best travel souvenirs, we are happy to regularly share advice you can apply for any of your trips away from home.

 

If you like staying in luxury hotels or are planning to go backpacking for a while, any of our the following will apply.

 

 

 

 

BOOK AHEAD

Yes, there are tons of flight comparison websites, and you've just spent the last hour looking for the best deal possible.

However you're not the only one searching and those internet cookies leave crumbs behind.

Time is flying! Book that trip before the price goes up or you might regret it.

 

DON'T BE FLASHY

Never underestimate the eyes of pickpockets.

Wearing a fancy watch, or even an unnoticeable bracelet might not seem like something to think about but you never know who's watching.

Be discreet, it's the best way to avoid embarrassing or unfortunate situations.

 

KEEP A JOURNAL

Met someone special? Had an interesting or unusual chat ?

Writing down how you were affected by certain experiences creates a better platform for reflection at a later date.

Souvenirs may not always be photos, but may be words based on your emotions at a certain time and place which otherwise can often be forgotten.

 

WRITE THINGS DOWN

Just had directions explained to you in a strong hard-to-understand accent? Not sure you'll remember the details of which way to go?

Just write it down. Take that extra minute to recap and make sure you don't miss the essentials. It may save you time later on.

 

MORE TIME, LESS PLACES

Would you rather know a limited amount about many different places, or really experience and immerse yourself in a few areas.

The world is huge and it's just impossible to go everywhere.

Don't put yourself in a situation where you can only remember how clean or dirty a few airports or trains were.

 

 

ASK HOW MUCH

You've just got in a cab, and you're asking yourself if you've got enough cash ?

Don't put yourself in a situation where you don't know how much something costs, and don't be afraid to ask how much before committing.

If it's too much, feel free to find another option.

 

LEARN THE BASIC PHRASES

Hallo ! Ciao ! Hej ! Namaste ! Bonjour ! xin chào !

It may not be the best, but at least you're making an effort.

It may sound rude only speaking your own language, show you're considerate and learn a few simple words on the way to a foreign country.

 

PUT YOUR MOBILE AWAY

Why would you travel thousands of miles to stay hooked on your phone?

Forget about social media and various apps during your stay and enjoy a little more of world around you.

You may realize you don't miss your phone at all !

 

TRY THE STREET FOOD

Restaurants are nice, but street food is the real deal.

Nobody dies from eating skewers or local specialties from street vendors.

Cheap, fast and authentic, eating outside can only do you good.

 

DON'T COMMUTE TOO MUCH

Yes, you may feel like there is so much to do! And no,unfortunately your holidays won't last forever.

But is it really worth trying to reach every single town of a country you are only just discovering?

Take the time to really explore the town you're in, you can always visit the other towns later.

 

 

ALWAYS SAY THANK YOU!

Politeness in a country you're visiting isn't practiced by all tourists.

Show appreciation to locals, and earn respect. This may lead to more chances to say thank you!

 

REMEMBER TO CARRY WATER

Don't risk getting ill from tap water because you forgot to pack a bottle in you bag.

A little flask is your best friend all day for hydration and also washing your hands in tight situations! 

 

LEAVE REVIEWS

Try to leave a short review on commonly used platforms whether your experience was incredible, average or poor.

If your experience really exceeded your expectations don't hesitate to mention the individual who provided outstanding service. They may get rewarded.

If it was really poor, you may save someone else's evening and money. How nice.

 

STOP, AND OBSERVE

Do you feel that you rush around too much in your everyday life?

Take the time to look at all the interesting and different things around you.

If you enjoy taking pictures, you are sure to find many things to shoot if you slow down a little.

 

GET UP EARLY

The early bird catches the worm.

Rising early gives you more time for exploring, miles traveled and a better overall experience.

Early birds enjoy their time off even more!

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