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Traveling is usually fun and exciting because you are going to learn a lot about the tradition as well as the custom’s of the locals in the region you are visiting. While you are there, you are going to buy a thing or two. Of course, buying these things are legal, but take them with you to your home country can be a real problem. So it will be best you don’t purchase certain items during your travels.

In this article, we are going to be looking at some item that you will never be able to get through customs.

Certain plants

It is not every plant that is going to be allowed to into your home country. What you should do therefore is to make a list of all the plant items in your possession so that a customs official can examine it. You are definitely going to need a permit to carry items like nursery stock and seed. Of course, there are other items you cannot carry like a weed that spreads quickly.

Ancient artifacts

You will not be allowed to travel with an ancient artifact that has probably been stolen from a museum or a church. You are going to need a permit in order to for you to be allowed to carry certain artifact.


Bush-meat form wildlife in Africa or soup that is made with them will not be given a green light by customs officials. The reason why is that, most of these items are covered with germs and pathogens. Dried meat that is canned also has to go through a very extensive scrutinizing process before they will be accepted. Another reason why most countries don’t want these items is that they may have disease pathogens in them that can affect the local life stock in the region.

More than ten thousand dollars

In order for you not to get into any trouble with customs officials, you need to report all the cash you have on you. If customs officials later found out that you have more than ten thousand dollars in your possession, you are going to be in very serious trouble.

Goat hide

The hide of some goats is used for making drums. Of course, it might be fun to play these drums, but you need to keep it to heart that you will not be able to travel with it. And this is because it is among the list of items that the CDC has restricted.

Traveling is a remedy for the soul and travelers know that those who travel are the happiest people. However, travel can be hard for beginners who’ve just tasted the beauty of traveling.

Are you a beginner who wants to travel the world and see as much as you can while you can? We’re here to ease your travel and reveal some traveling tips and tricks every travel addict should know. Keep reading and pay attention. You may need these tips and tricks in future.

Packing only what’s necessary will save you time and back pain

Don’t make the same mistake as others and pack unnecessary thing you will never use while traveling. Pack only what you think you may need and save yourself from back pain.

Bringing ear plugs or earphones will save you from noisy places

If you travel in a bus or sleep someplace noisy, ear plugs or earphone will save you from all the noise. You will also be able to listen to your favorite music while traveling.

Packing an internet ready device will get you an easy access to your bank accounts

An internet ready laptop, smartphone or tablet is a necessary thing to pack, especially if you tend to work as a freelancer and gain easier access to your money and bank accounts.

Always wear an extra top or a jacket and carry an umbrella

Although it’s shiny when you hit the road, you never know when rain may strike. Wearing an extra top or a jacket will keep you warm and save you from winds and getting sick.

When you don’t speak the language, use the universal language – body language

Everyone around the world understands the body language, so don’t be ashamed to use it and get what you need.

Always keep your money in your money belt and don’t carry too much cash while traveling

Never keep your money in your backpack because backpacks are easy to steal if you leave it somewhere. However, a money belt is something you should never take off. Also, it’s safer to keep your money on credit cards and don’t carry too much cash while traveling.

Quit planning and just go with the flow

Plans never work out as they supposed to and can ruin your mood. Quit planning and just go with the flow.

Break your toothbrush in half

It will save you some space in your backpack.

Hide your guidebook when asking for directions

Asking people for directions while holding on your guidebook seems stupid and rude. And people may refuse to help you if they see you already have a guidebook.

Prepare your first meal before you start traveling

Sandwiches or conserved food is a smart way to avoid starving while you find a place to eat a proper meal.

Meet with people

Always be kind and friendly. You never know when you might need help or a favor.

Always chose a place you haven’t visited before

Although familiar traveling places seem simpler and safer, visiting a new, unknown mysterious place always sounds better. Be brave! Chose adventure!