Being bored is simply not the option when traveling the world and making the most of your travels. Whether you are traveling around your home country, exploring the sights which many take for granted, or taking on the rest of the world, the chances are this is one of the first times you have been let loose on your own, without parents planning every last activity.

Things you may have to do, however, is before you travel bear a few things in mind such as:

  • Do not drink the most expensive champagne to drink,

    money doesn't grow on trees, many will realize that while buying the most expensive round may make you look flush, but it simply will not help the bank balance. A cheap pint may be the better way.
  • Create a list of things you will need and how much it is roughly going to cost.

    Lists are the way to go, especially to allow you to visualize your spending habits and make cutbacks if you need to.
  • Allow yourself to be flexible;

    if you need something then you may have to make cutbacks elsewhere. If something is going to save you money, then there is little harm in altering your arrangements.
  • Accommodation.

    You are probably not going to be sleeping in a gold-painted bed, with a crystal-encrusted en-suite. How much you pay could determine just what to expect as your accommodation. Hostels are generally the cheapest option, and will guarantee you won't find any bed bugs in your sleepy hollow.
  • Try a bit of house-sitting.

    No really, a number of people worldwide will let you stay at their homes for free. Try visiting to find out more (please note - this isn't aimed at thieves and robbers).
  • Teach English.

    Who knew that your mother-tongue could come in handy? Some schools around the world even let you stay in free accommodation and throw in the meals. Many schools in China are looking for volunteers to teach English.
  • You can deliver a car.

    Yes, some people would rather someone drive their car rather than paying out for the shipping costs.
  • Work in exchange for food and accommodation,

    who says hard work doesn't get you anywhere?
  • Travel to your twinned city,

    between the UK and America.

For those who may need to remember their health while they take to their travels, the very handy and helpful Healthy Travel Blog has stepped in for a few tips. Healthy Travel Blog is a resource for those who travel and live abroad. The blog, sponsored by HTH Worldwide, is a source of news updates and information to help people prepare to stay safe and healthy when they travel for business trips, vacations or study abroad programs.

"For many students, travel is the best part of college or graduate school and living in a different country can have a profound impact on your outlook and your plans. Here are five tips to make your excursions safe."

  • 1. Know how to find a doctor and a good hospital in your destination. Find out the names of hospitals that provide quality care. Learn the emergency numbers for your destination and know that in some places you should not rely on these emergency numbers - you may be better off taking a taxi to a hospital rather than waiting for an ambulance.
  • 2. Learn about the health and security risks in your destination and get the appropriate vaccinations you need. Can you drink the tap water? Is street crime a problem? Are there insect borne diseases to avoid?
  • 3. If you plan to drink, do so moderately. Avoid injuries related to drunkenness and the associated condition of an altered mental state. Stay with your friends and look out for each other.
  • 4. If you plan to have sex, practice safe sex. Sexually transmitted viruses and bacteria do not respect national borders; use condoms.
  • 5. Prepare for the psychological effects of living abroad. Minimize culture shock by studying your host country's language, culture, and history, and by retaining a sense of humor and positive outlook. Keep in touch with friends and family at home and exercise to improve your mood. If you experience deep and persistent adjustment difficulties or strong emotions such as sadness, hopelessness, or worry, or you observe the same in a fellow student, seek the advice of your parents, and/or a mental health professional, primary care physician, or guidance counselor at your school.

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