Travel Tips for Students
It's likely that wherever you're staying has plenty of wonderful places to visit and events to attend. Perhaps you simply want to go out with a few friends for an enjoyable day? But regardless of how familiar you are with local public transport services, travelling can still be problematic.
Confusing systems, unexpected closures, and delays can get you very upset, if there's something most students should know it's that leaving something unprepared until the last minute can cause big problems. Here are a few easy tips to help you get from point A to B smoothly.
Plan your route
Even with a smartphone capable of helping you find your way, it's always a good idea to plan your route before leaving, research the best routes online or ask a friend who knows the area well. Also leaving home with knowledge of where you’re going will mean you won't be left stranded if your phone battery goes flat.
Do you have bad memory? Making a little list of your planned route to take with you will avoid any chance of you forgetting your route when on the go. Put it down on your phone or a simply jot it down on a piece of paper and you'll be sorted.
What if the bus you planned to take has broken down, or the train you're planning to take gets delayed? It is always wise to know if there are any of ways of reaching your destination. This point goes hand in hand with the previous tips; research other methods of travel and note them down in case you need them.
Safety comes first
An important issue to note is that of your safety when travelling. Always be aware of your position and your belongings, so as to not obstruct or cause harm to other or yourself. Depending on when and where you are travelling to, it is advisable to travel with a group of friends for greater safety.