Going abroad or on a trip is sometimes always filled with dramas and stress; you’re always looking for a great time, but the journey to get there is not always an easy one. Finding the right flights, booking everything from flights to accommodation is always a pain, so here are a few tips to make sure you have the best trip possible.

Plan everything beforehand. Always prepare everything in advance, from your flights to accommodation to car rentals and everything else in between. Just prepare your mind for the worst and don’t get your hopes up too high, that way you won’t be disappointed and you’ll be more in tune to prepare everything before the actual trip. An unplanned trip can sometimes be fun, but if you’re aiming for a stressful free trip, always plan before.

Always have spare cash. Money is important, trips are unexpected and does not always go as planned, so make sure you have some spare money in case of emergencies.

Make friends with locals. The best trips are ones where you actually experience and delve into the culture. Local people are usually more aware of some of the best local places to visit rather than mainstream tourist destinations.

Back up everything. You never know what is going to happen during trips – things might be stolen, lost, broken, etc. This is why you need to have back-ups ready; keep a virtual and physical copy of all your documents, like your passport, visa, birth certificate, driver’s license, etc.

Be flexible. Nobody can predict what will happen or if everything will go according to plan, so just take the trip with a positive and flexible attitude and do not think too much about it – just enjoy it.