Any tips on how to prepare for travel to another country?

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  1. Shil1978 profile image91
    Shil1978posted 8 years ago

    Any tips on how to prepare for travel to another country?

  2. Nick B profile image79
    Nick Bposted 8 years ago

    My girlfriend (or rather partner of twenty-something years) loves lists.

    The best advice I can give is to make one. I know it sounds anal, but it takes such a lot of the issues out of knowing whether you have everything together.

    As we got stuff to where it needed to be and only then, we could cross it off the list and when it came time to go, we knew where everything was and knew that it was with us.

    Of course, we were only going across the Channel to France, but even so, more exotic places just have different lists.

  3. michifus profile image80
    michifusposted 8 years ago

    A guide book, travellers checks as opposed to too much cash, change local currency into small notes so you don't announce to the world how much money you have when you pay for something, travel light, keep clothes to a minimum and get some comfortable shoes.

    Always best to do a little research and plan your trip and what you are going to do. Don't feel that you have to stick to the plan, as that is half the fun, but its better to know where the best places to go are before you travel. Nothing worse than getting home to find that you have missed something exciting.

    Do a little financial planning as you don't want to run out of money halfway through the holiday, and depending on where you go, always drink bottled water. Avoid ice in your drinks, its better to drink warm coke than to spend a day hunched over a toilet!!

  4. samman profile image60
    sammanposted 8 years ago

    Every country got their own customs, rules and regulations. Reading a little about the country you are visiting can save you lot of trouble.

  5. RogerAD profile image60
    RogerADposted 8 years ago

    I think a lot of it depends on what country you are visiting. For example, you would prepare much differently for a trip to Colombia than you would for a trip to Europe.

    With that said, one of the most important things to figure out is how you will access your money. Often, ATM charges can be very expensive and even some credit cards charge you more in other countries. So, you would want to discuss with your bank about how to access your money and possibly purchase travelers checks or something similar that can be used all over...

  6. lilian_sg profile image71
    lilian_sgposted 8 years ago

    As traveling to another country usually involves flying, this hub may be useful : http://hubpages.com/hub/Air-Travel-Tips … Time-Flyer

  7. GGtimeshares profile image61
    GGtimesharesposted 8 years ago

    You have to gather information about the place you want to go first. Study the culture of the people. It is better to bring a map. The best thing to do also is to be careful.

 
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