Entries by Debbie Coleman
An itinerary is one of the most important things during a trip. It is the management document of the entire trip, which makes it successful if followed properly. You need to do some research about the destination of your trip for accommodation, travel, and food. This information should be noted down with the contact details of the people you can contact during the trip and the amount spent on each facility separately. This information will help you in making better decisions during the trip, which will promise better safety and money management until you return back. The benefits of an itinerary are:
You can find out special offers and events
Itinerary will need proper research for the travelling modes and the accommodation in the destination. You will be forced to keep things ready ahead of time, which will only ease your later travel. It will also provide you with best deals that you might miss in the hassle of booking tickets at the last moments. With your research, you can also find out about special seasonal events and secret cuisines and places in your destination.
You can keep track of your accommodation
If you have planned your accommodation beforehand, you can comfortably reach the place and find a room ready for you. An itinerary will help you keep the numbers, confirmations and important emails, all in one place in case of emergencies.
You can pack better
Making an itinerary will also help you in better packing, considering you do proper research about the destination. It will help you choose the right gear to deal with any conditions in the destination. For example, you will have to pack an extra pair of trekking shoes if the destination also hosts rock climbing. Writing down the items that you pack will also help you in keeping track of things you brought to the journey while packing for return.
You can have more and better options
Having an itinerary will help to find better options for travel, accommodation and activities. You can visit the sites from different tourism companies and help yourself in finding better plans. You can check out the blogs of previous travellers to know about things you can explore while you are there.
Itinerary is time-saving
The best thing an itinerary offers is time and money management. Although making an itinerary for the trip might be boring and time-consuming, it can benefit from providing a smooth journey during the trip. It can help in arranging anything thing you need while travelling or in the destination. It will also keep reminding you how much you are supposed to spend on things during the trip as you might get in the flow of spending over useless things which can affect your budget without you even realizing
Everyone suffers from awkward situations once in a while and then spend time regretting over their actions later. We sometimes do not like who we are as a person and how we react to certain situations. It is continuous learning for becoming a better person and having an essence where people start to feel that they cannot shake you. To be that person, you will have to first discover your true self and accept yourself for being who you are at ground level. You need to get comfortable in your body. Many of us fail to have idle control over our emotions and lack the presence of mind. Not having control over our own lives can lead us to make rash decisions and lose control of situations, people, and emotions. You learn to be a better version of you, here are the things you will require:
To be an elegant person outside, you first need to picture yourself as an elegant person in the inside. To do this, you have to start thinking of yourself in a way you wish to be perceived by other people. It is a self-developing process where all you have to do is create an image of yourself, and everything will slowly fall into place.
You can display your inner elegance with your gracefulness. Being graceful is inbuilt but require you to be much calmer and composed while doing things. When you are grateful, you move slowly but in confidence. You have a positive aura around, and when you speak, you speak with charm, dignity, and beauty. You get comfortable in doing things without being too pushy towards your body.
Never let yourself fall into any emotional games. Nor do you need to manipulate to get what you want. All that is required is being in control of who you are and owning your personality. When you have self-control and have emotional intelligence, people will view you as a smart person.
Your clothes also represent your personality as long as you are wearing them. Have a set of clothing which represents your true self. There is plenty of fashion to choose from which can suit who you are. It should represent the class, sex appeal and professionalism, which not being too flashy. You need to be careful of not letting your clothing overtake your personality but complement it.
Practice your speech and learn to use the right words to communicate. Be simple and rational while you talk with others. This might not help you in creating more connections, but it will bring you in touch with the right people who do not like to get indulged in gibberish.
Speak the words you want to speak without fear. What others think of you is the least of your concern. Instead, focus on what is more important in the conversation. If the talks are not suiting you at all, feel free to exit the conversation. Do not let your ego handle your plan and act according to what you stand for. Let people know that you are not okay with being treated below you standards without being afraid.
After the millennials, the next generation on which the entire human race is dependent on is Gen Z. Although the era of millennials continues to exist, it is the next generation on which the big industries are focusing on. There are new technologies and trends popping up every day. Whether it is clothing or the AI which are designed to especially attract the younger audience, their value in the market depends on how well it is accepted by the Gen Z consumers. Here are the top trends in the new age, which is attracting the world.
Fashionable clothing has always been in trend, and we have witnessed a significant change throughout the ages. But the most advancement in clothing happened recently with the digitalization of clothes. School uniforms with built-in GPS and smart sneakers which map your route are the most trending advancement in clothing technology.
Smart school uniforms have been invented in China, which helps the parents to track their toddler’s location while he or she is in school or on the way. Many schools have implemented this technology in their uniforms, and even parents feel it is a safe way to assure that their children are okay.
Recently Under Armour launched their HOVR Infinite shoe range which has sensors embedded in the sole which automatically maps your route as you cover a certain path. After analyzing the path, they can suggest better and shorted routes to your destination with the help of maps.
VR has improved a lot in the past decade. It is funny millennials were taught to keep distant from the screen, but now the technology has screened at an inch distance from the eyes, and no one is talking about it. But the gaming companies are incorporating VR technology into their projects and are successfully making good sales even for incomplete games because people are willing to get the first experience rather waiting for a perfect VR world.
It seemed like we were done with the times when flip phones used to be cool. With the smartphones in the market, no one cared to purchase old devices anymore, and the flip phones also died in the process. The big manufacturers like Motorola and Samsung have taken the initiative to revive the flip phone technology combined with the touch experience, which will soon be in the market with full potential.
The new generation is pretty interested in relying on a vegetarian diet. The internet media is encouraging people to “Go Vegan”, and the young generation is okay with the idea because of the health benefits. People are also becoming more conscious of animal cruelty and adapting to a vegan lifestyle with a more open mind.
The biggest companies in the world like Amazon, Google, and Apple are implementing AI to their smart speakers and updating the database every day. One can perform multiple functions of the home, such as playing music, controlling switches, surfing the internet, with simple voice commands. It can understand multiple languages and is a huge step towards the fully automated way of life.
You might think that making an itinerary for a trip is pointless when you want to go with the flow, which might be the right thing to do when you are out of options or lost in the valleys. Having proper planning before heading out for a trip can help in great ways for quick decision making and stressfree travel. It also helps in managing the return journey.
The itinerary is the list of options you have for any kind of needs throughout the journey. It may seem unnecessary but can help a lot in reducing the hassle during the trip so that you can enjoy all of your time exploring. For making an itinerary, you will have to start gathering the information about the place you are planning to visit starting from the flight, buses, accommodations, etc. Also, make sure to keep writing down the things you are carrying with you. Not only will it help in deciding what you need to carry during the trip, it will also keep track of what you can forget while returning from the trip. Having a copy of the trip throughout the journey will help you in travelling under your budget, making better decisions, keep track of time and also a safe journey. An itinerary will also help in finding you in case you get lost. Hand over a copy of your itinerary to your trusted friend or family member. They can track you down with the help of your plan, in case you get lost and unable to connect with anyone. In the end, keeping an itinerary will give you peace of mind and a simplified list of choices to avoid any confusion during the journey.
Here are a few things that you need to research and mention in your itinerary:
Do your research and select a place to stay at your destination. Include the address and contact details of that place. Mention whether it is a hotel, a lodge, or a guest house. Keep a tick box if the room is confirmed or not. Write down the amount you paid for the room and any other facility that you paid for. Keep the number of the travel agent who connected you to this accommodation.
Get your flight, train, bus, or any transport expenditure is written down in separate columns. Write down the ticket route, timing, and confirmation on the booking. Write the amount you paid for the tickets and also the bus, train, or flight number.
Check out the tourism companies and find out the touring programs in your destination. Choose your tour plans and note them down in your itinerary. Write the amounts paid in advance for all the tour packages and keep updating during the trip.
Find out what the places which tourism places do not cover, Use the internet for finding out about the culture and special cuisines of the place. Make sure your list includes everything you need to try out.
You should also note down the contact details of the local embassy, state department headquarters, and other security contacts such as police, and hospitals for any emergencies. This information will differ for each and every travel.
In the end, when you finish the journey, this itinerary can be the page for your travel diary with all the accurate records of things you did and experienced throughout the journey, which is never a bad idea.
The future of the human race has always been dependent on how the new generations lead us through. After the millennials, it is now time for Generation Z to take over the responsibility of coming up with new technologies and methods to preserve humanity as well as Earth. Generation Z is the most tech-savvy generation which promises the companies 40% of the consumerism by 2020. The internet is their built-in their lifestyle as they depend on the internet media for all news and information.
The generation of people born after 1995 is considered to be Z. It is said to be the most multicultural generation yet, making it diverse and much more creative than the previous generations. They have been using technology since the age of basic learning, which has moulded their minds to be more comfortable with technology than the older generations. Here are the things which make the generation Z different from the millennials and previous generations.
To the point
Generation Z does not have time for prolonged attention to anything. They are grown up surrounded by digital screens, which provided them with quick information about anything they wanted to know. They have been using internet to find most of their answers. They know how to access the information they require rather than sitting and listening to someone for a long lecture. They need their information quick, and this can be done by creating brief, to the point, snackable content which gives them what they want to know rather beating around the bush to make it more attractive.
Capitalize on personalization
The people of Z age are very conscious of where they stand in society. They like to have things which make them different from other people. The companies are launching hundreds of personalized products to attract more consumers. The advertisers and focused on promoting personalization for making better sales.
Gen Z is much more aware of brand voice than the previous generations. Brands goodwill matters a lot in becoming this generation’s favourite. In the era of twitter and Instagram, brand advertisements are crucial in increasing the sales of the products. Gen Z also cares about the good of the world, so promoting products which are eco-friendly can help in increasing their value among their new-age consumers. Building a brand personality is the most important thing for businesses today, and it defines their success in future.
Studies have shown that Youtube is the most used social media platform by gen Z for getting their information. They are attached to their mobile screens watching videos on Youtube all day. Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram are the following social media networks which are used by this generation on a daily basis. Videos are a major source of telling stories to Zers, and also the best way to reach out to them for businesses.
Generation Z put their trust and faith on the influences more than the mainstream celebrities. They would do anything their influencer asks them to do, which makes the influencers the better medium of advertising products. Social influencers are popping up everywhere on the internet, and they have much more authentic and realistic worldviews than celebrities. This encourages the youth to start a trend on the command of these influencers and is a great way to get their attention.