I first rode a moped as a teenager riding around a mates back garden. Fast forward 20 years and I found myself renting a ped in Thailand I was a little nervous, but it’s the best way to get around as it gives you so much more freedom to explore. I’ve jotted down 10 tips that I think will help any newby riders no matter where you are in the World.
I was recently on holiday with a group of friends and most of the time we had to get separate vehicles to get to our destinations as we couldn’t always all fit into one vehicle. On two occasions, once at a lake in Chiang Mai, another was at Wat Pho temple in Bangkok, we found ourselves separated after being dropped off on opposite sides with no idea where the others were. Luckily Whatsapp came to our rescue with location sharing in real time.
Over the years I’ve used a few different ways to manage my money while travelling from, cash, travellers cheques, debit card, credit cards and travel currency cards, but its just recently that travel cards seem to have made a real step forward, so for my latest trip I actually went away with no cash and only carried the pre loaded plastic travel cards..
We’re all well acquainted with the pain of exhausting our phone/PC/laptop/tablet storage with legions of photos. Well did you know you can easily backup all those precious photos and videos for free?…
Travel insurance can be easily forgotten, but its essential for the times you find yourself in trouble. These are my usual go to sites where I usually find the best cover and prices.
These are some quick simple tricks that i’ve found can help make life easier on the road. Maps is such an invaluable and essential service these days, yet so many of us just scratch the surface of its impressive capabilities. Ready to up your Google Maps game?
Be cruel to be kind. Get rid of all those things that you put in the pile in with the slightest hope that maybe the pile wouldn’t be too big and you could slip them in. You’ve got to be really severe with yourself as you should be leaving with a bag no more than three quarters full.
The things I can’t travel without. I’ll keep updating this list whenever I discover something new, so keep your eye on it.