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Travel tips. We ask for them and totally ignore them, few we keep in our minds but let’s be honest: when it comes to travelling, we mainly learn from experience and some things we just need to experience ourselves. Take’em or leave’em these are some of the best travel tips around.
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Every well-seasoned traveller has them, even people who rarely travel seem to have them. There’s no shortage of tips available for someone ready to take-off and see the world. There are tips for destinations, packing, the easiest ways to get around, travelling cheap, what to see, what not to see… For general advice, it’s best to ask the experts which is why we’ve rounded up the best ten pieces of travel advice from this week’s #TTOT session on Twitter.

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Top Ten #TTOT Travel Tips

  1. Don’t compare everywhere you visit to home. You have travelled to see something different (with a bit of luck). (via @MyDestination)
  2. Never pack a bag bigger or heavier than you can carry. (via @AllyMacDee)
  3. Travelling solo doesn’t mean having to be alone, get out, say hello and meet people. (via @MalloryOnTravel)
  4. Always pack a nice dress to be able to party crash special occasions. (via ‏@jessystravel)
  5. Pack a small bottle of lavendar oil – good for cuts, grazes, bites and helps you sleep! (via @Goodtrippers)
  6. At least *trying* to say please, thank you & sorry gets you a long way in most any culture. (via @glittershim)
  7. Always carry a pen on you. (via @lizmcnulty)
  8. Ziploc bags. I swear by them and use them for everything. (via @LandLopers)
  9. Turn off data roaming (learnt the hard way). (via @HollyGalbraith)
  10. Put photocopies of your passport, extra etickets & docs you may need in each piece of luggage. (via @SonjaSwissLife)

Just one more, because who doesn’t love a photo of a kitten?

Always pause to photograph a kitten doing something cute. (via @TravelingEditor)

What is the best advice someone have given you before a trip? 

Travel Talk on Twitter takes place weekly on Tuesdays at 9:30 GMT and 21:30 GMT, why don’t you join in? Follow the #TTOT hashtag on Twitter and answer the travel questions that pop up every 10 minutes for an hour. Next week’s topic: On the water

Imgs: welcometoalvillebjcarter / Flickr cc.

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