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Travel tips for this season

9th December 2018
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It is that time of the year when many of us the world over pack our bags and together with our loved ones travel to different destinations to enjoy the holiday season. The following are some good travel tips during this season:


Your safety always comes first.

As much as possible do not put your travel details online to protect you and your family against online stalkers. Not everyone who knows of your travel itinerary online wishes you well. However, it isa good idea to ensure that some key family or close friends know of your travel destination.  Keep in touch with them from time to time during your travels to inform them that you are doing fine.

Have someone keep check of your house when away better still have someone leave in it. It is a good idea to leave a few night lights on if noon is available to hose keep so to say.

If you have a pet or keep house flowers, have someone take care of your pet and someone tend your in house plants.

Write down emergency contacts information. These include close friends and family to contact in the event of an emergency, that is next of kin, the police, ambulance services, nearest hospital etc.

Keep your valuables within reach or within your eye. Most hotel rooms offer safe deposit lockers for extreme valuables.

Travel insurance is good to have to cushion one against loss or ill health.

Invest on good accommodation, a reliable transport provider and tour operator. Trying to minimize costs on these may compromise your safety and quality of travels.

Where in doubt about safety it is advisable to walk in numbers.

Always have a first aid kit in your possession. This will come in handy in simple cuts, bruises, sprains and burns.

Trust your instincts.

As much as possible stay sober and remain street smart.

Travel documents and logistics

Take advantage of holiday deals. Make your bookings early in time to avoid last minute disappointments.

If traveling by air consider checking online to avoid lengthy queues that are common during this holiday season.

Ensure that you reach the bus stop and the airport in good time.

All the travel documents should be kept safely.

Ensure that you know about the anticipated weather in your travel destination so that you can pack appropriate clothes. In line with this pack travel sized lotions.


Ensure that you always have sufficient cash in your possession.

Extra cash should be kept in hard to decipher places.

Cultural factors

Bear in mind the different cultural expectations of the travel destination and be compliant in behaviour, speech or dressing style.

Food and drinks

Eat only from reliable sources. Places that have huge human traffic are bound to have fresher turn over for food as opposed to restaurants that are not patronized by many.

Drink alcohol responsibly.

On behalf of “Wacha niKwambie” blog, we take this opportune moment to wish you and your loved ones “Happy Holidays” for 2018 and best wishes for a prosperous 2019. We have soared with the eagles in matters Wellness this year, next year brings yet another exciting  theme in this blog. Keep it here!

© Kwambie Nyambane, December 2018

Kwambie Nyambane
Kwambie Nyambane
Kwambie Nyambane is a Sales Force Effectiveness Manager in a leading bank in Kenya 'by day', a passionate inspirational blogger 'by night'; and a wellness enthusiast championing healthy lifestyle choices. The founder and lead writer of this blog is a Bsc. Food Science and Post -Harvest Technology graduate of the Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology, Kenya, holds an MBA in Marketing from the University of Nairobi and is currently pursuing a PhD in Business Administration from the University of Nairobi. Kwambie is a member of Bloggers Association of Kenya. She believes in taking life with a big spoon, seeing the cup always as half full, and enjoying the scenery in this journey called life. Kwambie is daughter to Lilly Moraa and James Nyambane, mother to one beloved son nicknamed "The Champ"; sister to Marci and beloved auntie to the A & Z girls. She and her family make Nairobi City, Kenya their home. This blog is dedicated to her parents Moraa and Nyambane for their awesome inspiration in her formative years, for being her pillar of strength through life, her siblings Marci and Joash, and to her son "The Champ" and her nieces who represent the generation that came after her. May the nuggets contained in this blog serve many generations, the world over to come.

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