Planning is everything. There are few who can finagle their way to preferred seating and accommodations on the spot. For the rest of us, we’ll have to settle for being prepared way ahead of time.
To be the happiest traveller, you’ll have to first get the ticket. There are countless sites designed to help you find the cheapest and most efficient trip. Save, compare, and purchase. After, you’ll want to brush up on the destination’s history, law, and customs to get a better feel for how you can interact with the surroundings. You’ll need to know where you are staying; on a couch, in a cave, in a historic jail, hotel or hostel because you’re going to need a safe place to crash.
Once you have your tickets and lodging, you are mentally ready. However, you still need to pack your bags according to what you have booked. You should know what types of clothing, medications, or other necessary items you might need depending on where you will be staying.
You have to make sure that you are safe and have the money to carry you through your trip. How much you need is up to you but the most important thing you need to bring on your trip is a good attitude and a low profile.