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8 Important Preparations for Your First Trip Abroad

Are you planning to go out of the country for a vacation? You must be very excited! However, you should keep in mind that there are many preparations to make most especially that it is your first time to fly overseas.

To make your trip more fun, memorable and special, here are some tips to consider:

Choose Your Destination Well

Since it’s your first trip, you should choose a destination that you really love. Consider the things that you want to visit, types of activities you like to try but you should also take into consideration your budget. Of course, you need to be practical as well.

Plan the Best Time for Your Trip

Do you want to experience snow for the first time? Then you should go during winter season in places that is known to have cold weather and snow. If you like to go to the beach and unwind then visit during summer. It is very important that you consider your activities before you decide when to fly for this trip.

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Book Flights and Accommodation Early

Not only you will spare yourself from hassle of long hours of waiting and long lines, you will also be able to score great deals or discounts when booking your flights ahead of time.

Booking hotel accommodation early will also help you secure discounted rates. So it is best to plan for your trip ahead of time. You might as well consider availing travel insurance most especially if you are travelling with kids.

Study the Weather For Your Visit

You should check the weather conditions a few days before your trip so you’re able to travel prepared. Knowing the weather will allow you to bring appropriate clothes like thermal jackets and coats for winter and swimsuits and thin clothes for hot or humid weather.

Take Extra Copies of Your Tickets and Other Documents

You should be very careful with your documents especially your passports, boarding passes, VISA and other important documents. It is best to bring extra copies and also keep a copy on your email so you can easily print when needed.

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Travel With Cash and an Extra ATM Card

Don’t plan to rely solely on your credit cards while overseas. Make sure to bring cash and one extra ATM card in case your credit cards don’t work. Some places only accept cash so make sure you have some on your wallet.

Secure a Map

It’s easy to get lost most especially if you are in a non-English speaking countries. It is advisable that you bring a map or download apps on your phone to assist you with directions of places you are planning to visit.

Take Lots of Pictures!

Remember to pack your camera so you can take lots of pictures and videos. You definitely want to remember your first trip. Photos and videos will help you achieve this. You may want to share these photos with your friends and family back home too.


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Megan is an Australian Journalist and award-winning travel writer who has been blogging since 2007. Her husband Mike is the American naturalist and wildlife photographer behind Waking Up Wild; a website dedicated to opening your eyes to the wild & natural world.

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