Going abroad can be a very special moment for you. The first time is always special and includes lot of doubts and curiosity.
Wishing you a very happy and blessing journey, we are here to give some top tips and tricks so your first travel becomes much more productive.
Let’s roll on-
Obvious Tips – These tips are quite obvious yet are sometimes overlooked at.
#Tip 1 – Your health is crucial so go with your doctor and check all vaccines and your prescriptions are up to date. Also check with insurance companies to check your global needs
#Tip 2 – Keep a copy of your password in both digital as well as offline modes.
#Tip 3 – Check for travel warnings as your travel insurance might not work in case of such warnings. So make sure you thoroughly check before leaving.
Finance / Monetary Tips –
Many first time travelers make a lot of mistakes regarding monetary issues so make sure you are not of them.
#Tip 1 – Must know the local currency and its exchange rates. This is very important while making budgeting because your $1 isn’t $1 in all countries. So do your math beforehand to avoid late surprises.
#Tip 2 – Another bad surprise could be your credit card not working abroad. So you need to update yourself on this. Many European countries have stopped accepting magnetic strips cards and moving to more secure pin chip tech.
#Tip3 – Always have local cash at your will since not everywhere cash can be used.
#Tip4 – This is very important tip. Always call your credit card provider beforehand otherwise they can block your card on the suspect of international theft.
#Tip5 – Avoid conversion centers – Another important tip is this and that is to avoid these conversion hubs as they can charge huge fees. Banks and ATMs are best, have low fee and instantaneously give the change thereby reducing the effort considerably and also less chances of fraud.
Safety tips –
#Tip1 – Understand Custom and import related restrictions. All countries have different rules and regulations which can be read on their embassy page.
Following items are usually not allowed –
Medications (certain, even if prescribed)
#Tip2 – Before traveling, one can visit CDC (Center for disease control) to avoid any disease which you may ne to protected against.
Miscellaneous tips –
#Tip1 – Always check flights from tools like google flights to compare the prices and choose best especially when you need to change your destination.
#Tip2 – Local research is important and one should do it asap. Book any tickets you wish. This can include any event or play there.
#Tip3 – Pack some extra clothes with you so that in an unfortunate case of your luggage missing, you should not suffer.
#Tip4 – Keep an electronic adapter and a universal travel adapter with you all the time as different countries have different supplies of voltage.
#Tip5 – Get some local guidebooks and research for the place beforehand to ensure you don’t miss any festival, event or their food for which the country is known for.
Have a hassle free trip. Just follow the protocols and there should be not issue. Keep your eyes open as thieves are also there in your vicinity.