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What do you research when planning to travel abroad?

  1. Suzie HQ profile image94
    Suzie HQposted 5 years ago

    What do you research when planning to travel abroad?

  2. tirelesstraveler profile image79
    tirelesstravelerposted 5 years ago

    Planning ideas for the worldly traveler. read more

  3. freecampingaussie profile image61
    freecampingaussieposted 5 years ago

    I like to find out about boat trips that are available on our travels & cheap accomodation so I can spend more on exploring the area . I am planning a trip for next year & will check out specials on the train through Europe in case it is cheaper to buy a pass before we leave .
    I don't like having to much planned in advance tho !

    1. Suzie HQ profile image94
      Suzie HQposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Hi ya freecampingaussie! I agree, not too much planning but just key elements. For your trip to Europe it would definitely be a good idea to check prices and specials on rail passes! Thanks for comments as always:)

    2. tirelesstraveler profile image79
      tirelesstravelerposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Gotta love boat trips

  4. gmarquardt profile image87
    gmarquardtposted 5 years ago

    I research the history of the area, the people, and the architecture I will see. That seems to me much more important than the accommodations!

    1. Suzie HQ profile image94
      Suzie HQposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Hi gmarquardt, all good points and i do think accommodation is worth researching with your requirements in mind, such as location, budget or possibly amenities.

  5. Faceless39 profile image92
    Faceless39posted 5 years ago

    Cultural customs; the "do nots" of the country you're traveling to; the best, cheapest motels to stay in; what food not to eat, and what food is recommended; must-see sites; and also sites that are usually unknown to tourists.

    1. Suzie HQ profile image94
      Suzie HQposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      interesting Faceless39, i like going off the tourist trail also mixed with sites worth seeing. thanks for your comments!

  6. H P Roychoudhury profile image49
    H P Roychoudhuryposted 5 years ago

    The ancient and the present life of the inhabitant are important to know to get the real pleasure of visiting a place.

    1. Suzie HQ profile image94
      Suzie HQposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Culture is important and interesting of a place, i agree H P Roychoudhury. It adds to the whole experience of the place. i have been in remote villages where a foreigner was a new thing,so knowing their customs and way of life was very beneficial.

  7. nmdonders profile image83
    nmdondersposted 5 years ago

    I try to learn some of the language - as many of the important words as possible.  I also try to find different things that are nearby where i'll be staying such as restaurants and tourist attractions.

    1. Suzie HQ profile image94
      Suzie HQposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Language is important, absolutely! As you say, key words are good to know and a good phrase book/dictionary are well worth bringing. I like to make an effort in foreign non English speaking countries. appreciate your comments!

  8. glorgeousmom profile image80
    glorgeousmomposted 5 years ago

    I think what i would like to research first is the weather condition of the country I will be trying to visit so I will be able to bring the right clothes, the local currency. The level of security and safety measures afforded to foreigners. Clean, safe and budget friendly food and accommodations, safe means of transportation. The history, cultures, traditions, practices and beliefs of the locals, landmarks for ease of navigation and transfers, hospitals & local police authorities and offices of government  agencies especially the embassy in case of emergency and eminent danger and other travel concerns. Of course, the beautiful places/spots I intend to visit.

    1. Suzie HQ profile image94
      Suzie HQposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Hi glorgeousmom, wow that's some list!! Maybe depending on the country and it's location and history you would research all the above. you are certainly thorough! Thanks for your comments, much appreciated.

  9. profile image0
    mjkearnposted 5 years ago

    Hi Suzie HQ,

    these days I generally research global volcanic activity to see which country I'm going to be stranded in,
    MJ.

    1. Suzie HQ profile image94
      Suzie HQposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Different, mj!! Your humor never fails to brighten my day!! lol

 
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