Motivational Speaker, Michael Berry, Shares His Travel Tips!
My name is Michael Berry [instagram: @7berry]. I was born and raised in San Diego, California. After a year of traveling and self-discovery, I started my first business. A clothing brand that would only last roughly two years. During that time, I worked as a marketing salesman and learned how to speak the language of business. This led to me transforming my Instagram and Vero accounts into a personal brand focused on my abilities as a Personal Development Speaker. In less than one year, I grew my audience from one thousand to just under eighteen thousand. My audience continues to grow as I come out with new lessons that are changing people’s lives.
My favorite Travel app is Expedia because it allows me to bundle flights and hotel rooms which allows me to save the most money. Plus, when you use the app, Expedia gives you points which lead to more discounts over time.
I find good deals for traveling by one, taking advantage of rewards systems like on the Expedia app, and two, I plan my trips early. If I have a trip to San Diego in December, my flight and everything else is booked in June. The earlier the better. When It is “Slow Season” for travelers, airlines and hotels shell out huge discounts, so if you pay attention to those you can save yourself hundreds of dollars just on one trip.
My packing essentials are wireless headphones, my laptop, and I use a bundled-up sweatshirt as a pillow. It is minimalistic but it keeps me comfortable. I also make sure to pick up a snack outside the gate. You cannot take a lot of food through security, but make sure if you are someone who gets hungry on flights like me, you bring food that you want on the plane. In most cases, the food they serve on flights are not filling and are very limited.
I discover fun things to do in new places by taking advantage of google key words. You simply have to go on google and search “tourist attractions near me” or “top things to do in *Insert Destination Here*” and in most cases, you will be provided a whole list of options to make your trip as fun and memorable as possible.
My next travel destination is San Diego, California. I am heading down in roughly one month. I now live in the state of Michigan so I make frequent trips home to California both for work purposes and to see family. Shortly after this trip, I will be heading international. I will be taking the long flight out to Australia for a couple weeks.
Find Michael on Instagram at @7berry!