Better Things To Do On Your Trip’s Last Day

Better Things To Do On Your Trip’s Last Day

There are many things during your trips that can make you regret your decision. One of them is the thing you do just a day before you end your trip. Most of people do everything that day to ensure they get the most of their trip. They even like to blow off the responsibilities awaiting at home just for the sake of it. Problems may arise on the last day of the trip if you do something reckless and unnecessary. 

What to do to end your trip without problems

Being reckless and free doesn’t mean you can just do anything. It means, not be afraid of expressing yourself and enjoy every moment to the fullest. It also doesn’t mean you can create problems here and there. Responsible travel is what you need to embrace for meaningful, seamless travel experience. And here are things you can do to end your trip on the last day seamlessly and meaningfully:

Pack early

Pack early

Pack early so you won’t leave anything behind your hotel room. It is one of the most common problems to leave various items due to ruched packing. Instead of doing the packing on the day of your leave, it is better to do on the last day of the trip. This way, you won’t have to rush anything as well. You can deal with wet clothes and separate them from the dry, clean ones. 

Stock what you need at home

Stock the things you need at home via online order. You don’t want to arrive at your house with growling stomach just to find out that the fridge is bare. You will be too lazy to go grocery shopping just right after you arrive at home. Hence, you can get ahead of stuffs to do at home on your trip’s last day instead. 

Make sure your keys of your home and car is in your bag

Make sure your keys of your home and car is in your bag

Find your car and home keys and make sure they are in your bag. It can be a moment of panic when you are already in front of your car but cannot find where the key is. Also, check where you parked your car. This way, you are still in clear mind to remember where it is for later use. If you use another transport such as rental or a pick-up, confirm it on the last day of your trip. 

Deal with leftover currency

Next thing to do on your last day of the trip is to deal with the leftover currency. Check your money and see how much you still have and what are you going to do about it. You can decide to change it back to your own currency at your departure or arrival airport. Or, you can also have an airport shopping spree and buy some souvenirs. 

Sort out important travel document

Find and sort out your important travel document. It is possible that everything is mixed messily here and there. You don’t want to keep digging in the bag to find important document during your trip back home. Store them in the right place accessible for you to take out for smoother trip back home later. 

Diving for Beginners: Becoming A Sustainable Divers

Diving for Beginners- Becoming A Sustainable Divers

You just fall in love with diving and now that you have earned your first certification, you cannot wait to explore the ocean. There’s something about the ocean that stole our heart. The calmness that comes with descending down the deep, the vibrant ecosystem of coral reefs and ocean animals, and the crystal clear water where we can see the fishes and feel like part of the marine life. A good diving, where you can meet various marine creatures in healthy condition, would feel very rewarding. However, being a diver means you will also get the front-row seat to see the changes and destruction of marine habitat. It’s time to learn how to be a sustainable divers, cause even diving beginners can do it too. 

Diving Beginners First Step on Becoming A Sustainable Diver: Minimise Waste

Diving Beginners First Step on Becoming A Sustainable Diver: Minimise Waste

Being a diver is not all about seeing corals and tropical fishes. You are fated to see underwater debris and garbage, bumping into sharks and other fishes trapped in hooks or fishing net, or turtles munching plastic bags. A true diver would try to stop that from happening further, and it can start from themselves. The first step you can do is to try going almost zero waste and plastic-free lifestyle. Realise the volume of plastic waste that end up into our oceans everyday and how it could impact the marine life we love so much. Be careful of your wrappers, sugars and drinks sachets, cigarette butts, and even masking tape. These things can be blown off easily from a dive boat and directly contributes to the ocean trash. You don’t want to be those irresponsible divers, don’t you? 

Choose Reef-Safe Sunscreen

Part of your education of diving for beginners might not include knowledge of harmful beauty products. Not one that harmful for your skin, but those which gives destructive impact to the ocean. One of the most serious beauty product that can directly harm the marine life is sunscreen which contains oxybenzone (Benzophenone-3, BP-3). This ingredient causes coral bleaching, damages coral DNA, disrupt coral reproduction, and eventually lead to coral’s death. Yet oxybenzone is one of the most common ingredient for sunscreen and not many divers are aware of this!

Even Diving Beginners Should Choose Eco-Dive Centre

Even Beginner Diving Should Choose Eco-Dive Centre

No one says that beginners in diving do not have to care about the dive operators. Try to choose only eco-dive centre since your first diving holiday. Do some research to find responsible operators that actually protect the environment and avoid greenwashing in their practice. Avoid dive centres that promote interactive animal experience—they can disrupt the behaviour of marine animals. See from reviews if the dive operators use baits to lure in sharks and other exotic animal. Know that a good dive centre should not guarantee any sight of marine creatures during the diving. A sustainable, responsible dive centre would also take initiatives on beach or ocean cleanup!

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Don’t Feed the Fish!

Stop giving them pieces of bread to lure them coming to you. Do not get attempted to feed the fishes with anything, really. It teach fishes to be dependant to human for food and forgo their natural sources of food. And that disrupts the natural balance of the marine ecosystem. Let the wild be wild!