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3 Ways To Make The Best Use Of Your Time When Travelling

GET.com logo GET.com 3/20/2017 Denise Bay

This article was originally on GET.com at: 3 Ways To Make The Best Use Of Your Time When Travelling

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Do you have any upcoming plans to travel out of Singapore and see the world? Travelling to different places around the world usually entails a lot of planning and there's good reason why you should plan your trip in detail: You want to make the best use of your time. We all know how precious time is and even more so, how rare holidays abroad come by for the average Singaporean who works a regular job.

To help you make the best use of your time while on the road, we at GET.com share with you three simple yet often overlooked points that you need to keep in mind if you want to accomplish what you've set out to do on your travels.

3 Ways To Make The Best Use Of Your Time When Travelling

1. Say No To Sleeping In

Don't let your mornings go to waste by snoozing or sleeping in. Although the temptation of sleeping till noon sounds really enticing since you are finally on vacation, letting mornings slip by while you are holidaying simply means you are wasting daylight hours that could have been used to explore places and absorb the sights and sounds of the city or town you're in. You could be wasting money by missing the morning buffet breakfast, too.

When you visit winter holiday destinations where daylight hours are precious and scarce, it's always a good idea to rise with the sun. Even in Asian cities like Taipei and Seoul, the sun sets considerably early when the weather's turned chilly in winter months!

If you need some help, try making a list of things you wish to do and places you want to visit the next time you go on holiday. That should motivate you to use your hours more efficiently. Additionally, try these unconventional ways to make your mornings more productive.

2. Don't Let Hangovers Become Your #1 Time Waster

Extending from the point mentioned above, unless you are on a perpetual holiday, the hours and minutes that you have on holiday are hard to come by. If you are big on partying, make sure you know your limits and avoid circumstances where you have to nurse horrible hangovers that will cripple your holiday plans. For me at least, my entire day following a fun night out fizzles into nothingness (except the wretched hangover) and that is why I cannot afford to waste my holiday because of booze and thumping music.

Psst, here are the five destinations in Europe with the best nightlife ever.

3. Catch Up On Things You Love Doing But Couldn't Because "No Time"

Be it reading books and magazines, listening to audiobooks, playing games on your PlayStation Portable or watching episodes of your favourite drama series or movies you've been wanting to catch, do all these when you are on the plane if you don't intend to spend all your time sleeping on flights.

Allocate some time to do whatever you've been meaning to in daily life but have relegated to the bottom of your to-do list because of other more pressing life demands the likes of bringing home the bacon and surviving. Want to pick up reading but not sure where to begin? Consider these six books that will make you richer.

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