Travel tips for a summer season to remember

Kapit mga bes, at sama-sama nating isigaw: SUMMER IS HERE! Aside from Christmas, ang panahon na ito ang pinaka-aabangan natin especially those of us who are working. As early as now, you’d probably be searching for travel tips to make your plans for the upcoming holidays feasible.

Marami sa atin are probably looking to the Holy Week as the best time para makaalis sa mga trabaho natin to relax, unwind, or spend time with family. Although sabi nila, ‘di raw natutuloy kapag nagpaplano, it won’t hurt if you’re prepared, di ba. Here are five travel tips you can use when prepping for your anticipated vacation this season.

Book early

Nothing takes away the joy of the trip than the hassle of buying a ticket. Lalo dito sa Pilipinas, with the unreliability of public transport, ni hindi mo alam kung makakasakay ka pa. So it helps to book your flight or your bus or RORO trip as early as possible.

Many of us younger people find it easy to just go online and book a flight or ride, pero marami pa ring Pinoy, especially the more mature ones, who find all things digital a scary prospect. Good thing there are store-based alternatives like POSIBLE that let you book with the help of a trusted middleman, like your suking tindera. You can book a seat and go to the Bicol Region, Samar, and Leyte aboard Bicol Isarog Transport System via a POSIBLE outlet near you para di ka na lalayo pa.

Be on time

Once you’ve booked your trip, make sure you get to the terminal on time! Naka-book ka nga ng biyahe, late ka naman dumating, so hassle pa rin. Re-booking a trip is obviously inconvenient, so make sure to be at the terminal as early as you can so you don’t miss your trip.

Another consideration especially if you’re travelling during the peak season is there are people targeting your booked seat as well. So kapag late ka, most likely ibibigay na yung seat mo to chance passengers hoping to get a ride home. To make sure you don’t miss out, be at the terminal at least an hour before your scheduled trip. Make allowance for the travel time din. Mabuti na yung maghintay ka sa terminal dahil maaga ka kesa stressed ka dahil hinahabol mo ang flight o trip mo.

Be prepared

Ihanda mo na yung mga gamit na dadalhin mo habang maaga. Imbes na naghahanap ka at stressed the night before your trip, eh di relax ka na lang, di ba? Ang hilig kasi nating mag-cram at the last minute so ang tendency, nagwo-worry ka kung nadala mo ba o hindi yung gamit mo. Worse, sa pagmamadali, mas mataas ang chance na maiwan mo yung dapat dala mo.

So save yourself the hassle and worry. Prepare your things ahead of time. Yung skimpy bikini mo, nalabhan ba? Yung sunblock, nakabili na ba at naimpake? Also, pack early so you can get enough rest and wake up on time, especially kung early morning ang biyahe mo.

Be flexible

An itinerary always helps keep you and your squad updated on the stages of your trip, so make sure to prepare one. But, don’t be held hostage by it! Wag maging Miss Minchin ng tropa na kelangan lahat ng gagawin niyo sobrang naka-base sa schedule.

Remember that the itinerary is meant to guide you to help everyone anticipate what’s next in your journey. Maiiwasan dito yung mahabang tanungan at diskusyon para sagutin ang mga essential questions like, “Saan tayo kakain?” But make room and be flexible din kase there are also unknowns in your trip that can crop up. That way, mas mababawasan ang stress ng lahat kung madali kayong mag-adjust.

Be there!

The sad part of any trip or vacation is you’re physically there pero your mind is somewhere else. Like in the office, ganun. Yung imbes na nag-e-enjoy ka ng time with your family or squad, ayun, nauubos ang oras dahil kausap mo yung team leader mo.

When you take a trip, make every effort to be in the moment and enjoy it with the people around you. Kaya nga kapag bibyahe, make sure na lahat ng trabaho endorsed dun sa dapat pagbilinan. And when the trip comes, disconnect yourself from it all. Turn off that phone or laptop. Don’t miss the memories you and your family or friends can make.

Got travel tips to share?

Feel free to share your helpful tips and hacks in the comments. Then start prepping for your trip and have a safe and meaningful journey this summer!

To know how to book bus trips via POSIBLE, click here.

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