Have You Heard Of The Post Travel Blues? It’s Time You Did!

It’s time to go home from that enjoyable second Euro-trip. You have to admit you do miss your home and you’d like to come home knowing where your toaster and coffee-maker are located immediately.

It’s a nice feeling to sit in the house and watch television on your favourite chair with coffee. But a few hours later, you’re dreading having to return to work on Monday. You’re also dreading the fact that you just left Europe and it’s sinking in.

You have the post-travel depression, my friend.

Basically, it’s depression wherein you don’t miss your travel location, but you’d like to stick around more for some reason.

Sometimes, you’re sick of the travel location but you couldn’t find satisfaction in your local residence because well, you know every corner of the street and where the grouchy elderly man lives.

It’s because you’re comparing your trip abroad to your own residence. It’s not really a bad thing, but it’s not beneficial either.

We loved the randomness of our travels. We loved the idea that we could quickly go to almost anywhere we want without much trouble.

So, instead of murking about how predictable your life is back here at home, think about how to spice things up.

Don’t plan things, even when going to work. Work as slow as you can. Play the music of which country you miss. Look at photos daily. Merge your travels with your regular lives.

Of course, that’s not all. Store those memories, but always keep on making new ones. Travel all you want, explore the vicinity of your home, town or city whenever you have time. Have a sense of adventure and look for everything that you haven’t seen before!

The Perfect Travel Shirt Has Arrived

What if you just needed one shirt when you travelled? What if you didn’t need to pack so many clothes for so many functions and you had a shirt that didn’t smell or stain or have any trouble when you travelled? That would make travelling more fun. It would mean less costs with baggage and less trouble lugging around your things.


Libertad Apparel understands your situation. They have made a Kickstarter fund to help launch their Perfect Travel Shirt.

The classic dress shirt design is made of a special lightweight Merino wool. The clothing is soft, wrinkle and odor-resistant. Definitely the right kind of clothing for long-time travelling. It is alos moisture-wicking and dries faster than cotton.

The material comes from a special breed of sheep.

The shirt has been tested in many environments and climates for five consecutive days with selected travellers. The travellers’ responses were extremely positive, nothing the wrinkle-and-odour-free feature somewhat valuable especially for outdoor travelling.

The shirt is designed to look office and travel appropriate.

So, once you support their Kickstarter, you might find yourself excited to pack less or no clothing on your next business travel!

China Teaches Tourists of Travel Etiquette To Reduce Traveller Misbehaviour

For a conservative country like China, etiquette is everything, even if it means teaching those exiting their country the difference of enjoyment and recklessness.


But maybe not everything. As reports of increasing tourist misbehaviours outside the country continue, China wants people in Mainland China to learn more about travel etiquette. Analysts view this as part of their image development after taking pride in defeating the West in developing Asia’s infrastructure with the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank.

Mainland Chinese tourists are more than just Chinese citizens. According to analysts, China’s citizens are to protect the national image abroad by learning about travel etiquette.

According to Chinese President Xi Jinping: “We should be civilised when travelling abroad. We shouldn’t throw around mineral water bottles or destroy other people’s coral reefs.”

Chinese tourists have become notorious as newspapers run accounts of tourists who scalded an AirAsia flight attendant with boiling water during a dispute over seat assignments. Four middle-aged Chinese women ended up in a brawl in a plane due to seat reclining.

Chinese citizens have been notorious for exercising their self-entitlement during their travels, a behaviour condoned by many airports worldwide.

Chinese tour groups will always include one “civilised person” to guarantee the behaviour of other travelling companions. In a move to manage China’s self-image to the world.

Three Ways To Make Sure That You Have Something To Spend By The End Of The Month.

Living from pay check to pay check isn’t really an advisable way of life. It’s definitely difficult to improve the quality of life if you have nothing to spend by the end of the month. You also miss opportunities to invest in income-generating opportunities. To address this issue, here are three ways to make sure you have something to spend by the end of the month.

  1. Living Expenses

Creating a budget always helps to improve your spending habits. It also makes sure all your primary needs for daily spending are addressed. Living expenses often change in value depending on the country’s economic performance and wage average. This will help you see where to cut costs in your life.

  1. Spending Habits

Now that you could save money cutting off some unnecessary or redundant items in your budget, take a look at your spending habits. Buying items that would yield no profit in the future is a bad spending habit. A good rule to follow would be to only buy items that are worth their price, or to buy items that gain value in the next few years.

  1. Investment Opportunities

To make sure you have enough doesn’t mean you have to save all your money in a savings account. You have to make sure your money grows so that you receive enough passive income. Don’t settle for putting your money in your sock. If the economy shifts to further inflation, your money will become useless. Diversify and invest your money in items that would yield you better returns.

Three Ways I Learned to Become a Better Traveller

A good travel is a mix of seeing a location’s luxurious destinations and seeing the reality of the location rather than just the brochure’s depiction. True travellers know that a destination is more than just a good nightlife; its culture, history and society also play a role in making a travel very enjoyable and life-enriching. Here, I enumerate what I learned to become a good traveller.

  1. “Slow” Travel

Most vacation packages give you a done deal of a few days that covers all the prime tourist destinations in a certain location. However, “slow” travelling helps you travel to fewer places and spend more time in each. This allowed me to see a destination in its purest form – commuting and riding trains and buses help you gain an insight about the daily functions of your location, for one.

  1. Understanding Cultural Damage

Cultural damage is about earning influence with the locals by means of dependence. Handing out souvenirs, sweets or clothing in exchange for a tour is beneficial, but it creates a culture of dependence for these tribes. The next tourists to visit their territory may be required to make such concessions before they could earn a tour and cultural development could stem from this dependence.

  1. Supporting the Real Economy

Any tourist who wants to ensure the location stays intact should buy crafts made with quality and not the more affordable ones. I agree, travels are quite expensive, but this is your only chance to actually contribute to the destination. It might take a while for you to return to your destination, which is why this counts.

Make Your Travel Life Easier With These Three Simple Travelling Tips

Travelling is fun if you don’t have to worry about the smaller problems. Lugging around a large bag puts you in danger of being stolen your possessions, but cramming them with a smaller bag could spoil some of your things. Here are three things that could make your travel life easier and deal with smaller problems instantly.

  1. Security

Public networks put your login and identity at risk. Make sure to put your browser into incognito or private browsing before you put in some of your credentials when booking a flight, a hotel or for any online transaction.

Have your change ready for public transportation. Most establishments would not mind breaking up your large bills to help you commute easier. Store your change where one hand could access the money instantly

Keep your small things, especially valuable ones, stored in small plastic bags or any containers that would not bulk up your bags. Attach to them a small tape labelling their contents to save your time shuffling your bag while you are on the go.

  1. Fine Print

Discount coupons have terms and conditions. Be sure to scan through them and store these documents on your smartphone or tablet if you’re bringing one. This would save you much hassle from any arguments with establishment personnel.

Also read the fine print from your travel insurance policy if any. Despite being comprehensive, exclusions may cause trouble for your situation when you finally need the insurance. Bring a digital copy as well.

  1. Smaller Things

Make use of a small towel to wrap used soap for later use. It should prevent it from melting. Shower caps also help make sure your shoes are clean. A small jewellery tool container is also great for storing gadget wires and chargers to avoid tangling them. Pen springs also help your chargers, earphones and other wires from breaking and bending out of proportion.

Debunking the Mysteries of Backpacking and Why Leisure Travels are Sometimes Better

Backpacking travellers seem to show off more of their experiences in social media in a less glamorous but down-to-earth way than leisure travellers who have extravagant locations and itineraries. It seems backpacking is the way to see the world because you see it in the eyes of the locals, commuting with them, seeing the sights as you would be a visitor, and without any plans or itineraries, making the non-routine approach to vacations exciting and memorable as it should get.

However, the value of travel depends greatly on the travel success a traveller intends to reap from their experience. Is it feasible to commute or have a rental car? Is it fancy to stay for a week in a fancy hotel rather than stay two weeks in different hostels and apartment hotels?

Once the traveller answers these questions, he or she could find why it is also better to consider leisure travels. If one’s focus is to do something different, but with events not out of their control, leisure travels are very good.

Because itineraries have a set budget, a backpackers’ budget of commuting and using time instead of money to reach their destination might even be higher in some instances. Leisure travels may have expensive hotels, but some of these hotels could be sold with coupon discounts, along with other vacation deals, making it a leisure travel within the budget.

Risks are also highly expensive for backpacking. Without travel assistance and insurance, travellers risk themselves to the health dangers associated with the local food, water and environment. For leisure travellers, all is within the budget, along with health insurance that guarantees a hospital room in any serious health event.

Why Consider Having a Rental Car

Your flight has been perfect, the hotel is awesome and all that is left is to travel. A luxury vacation should be smooth-sailing and perfect, and having a rental car is better than slugging it out with local transportation. Rental cars can also offer you the following.


1. Convenience
A one-country vacation is more convenient with a car than having taxis hitch you from one place to another. It is also easier to move around and meet your schedules from your itinerary with a rental car.

2. Items and Equipment
Shopping in a foreign mall can be an exhilarating experience, but carrying too many things around can be disappointing. Camping trips can only be possible if you can travel with a vehicle to carry your equipment in a vacation location. Rental cars are definitely a yes in this situation.

3. Your Family
Traveling with more people, such as your family or a group of friends, could be difficult if you are taking local commuting routes. Having a vehicle saves you time and allows you to enjoy the vacation completely with less hassles.

4. Driving Preference
Most local commuting routes have vehicles that follow a single traffic route for easier traffic management. With a private vehicle, you could travel in any route from your map or on-board GPS, which can make things easier.