Traveling is an incredibly rewarding experience, but it can also be challenging and stressful at times. Whether you’re a seasoned traveler or a first-time adventurer, there are always ways to make your travels smoother, more enjoyable, and more memorable. Here are some tips and tricks for traveling that can help you get the most out of your next trip.


  • Plan ahead: Research your destination and check the local visa regulations before you go. Some places ask for an exit ticket. If you have none use onward ticket. Make a list of must-see attractions, restaurants, activities and also Google for Gyms in the area. To help you find out more about the local BJJ community you can also ask in the Globetrotter Facebook Group and you might find someone on Matsurfing who will host you.
  • Pack smart: Pack light and bring only the essentials. Consider using packing cubes or compression bags to maximize space in your luggage. And don’t forget to bring a small backpack or tote bag for day trips, excursions and training.
  • Stay connected: Purchase a local SIM card or rent a portable Wi-Fi hotspot to stay connected while traveling. This will allow you to stay in touch with loved ones, access important information, and navigate unfamiliar places more easily.
  • Stay safe: Be aware of your surroundings and take precautions to stay safe while traveling. Keep your valuables secure and stay up-to-date on local safety guidelines and advisories.
  • Be flexible: Travel plans can change at any moment, so it’s important to be flexible and adaptable. Have a backup plan in case of unexpected delays or cancellations, and be open to trying new things and exploring off-the-beaten-path destinations.
  • Eat like a local: One of the best ways to experience a new culture is through its food. Seek out local restaurants and street food vendors, and don’t be afraid to try new dishes and flavors.
  • Document your travels: Take photos, keep a travel journal, or start a blog to document your travels and preserve your memories for years to come.
  • Respect local customs: Before traveling to a new destination, take the time to learn about the local customs and etiquette. This will show respect for the local culture and help you avoid unintentional faux pas.
  • Stay healthy: Travel can be exhausting, so it’s important to take care of yourself. Get plenty of rest, stay hydrated, and bring any necessary medications or supplements.
  • Have fun!: Most importantly, remember to have fun and enjoy the journey. Traveling is an incredible opportunity to learn, grow, and create lasting memories, so savor every moment!