If this is your first time traveling abroad, or maybe you just need a refresher here’s a list of 20 tips you should do or bring before your trip.

  • Security & Health

1. Check-in with your doctor and insurance carrier. Double check and make sure that you have all of the proper vaccinations and that you have renewed all essential prescriptions. Also, ask you medical insurance provider if your policy applies overseas for emergencies. If it doesn’t, and you want to add extra coverage, consider supplemental insurance.

2. Bring copies of your passport. If your passport gets stolen or lost you want to be sure that you can still get back into the country, or be able to prove your citizenship.

3. Leave a copy of your passport. For extra backup, leave a copy of your passport at home or with someone you trust. Consider making an electronic copy you can store in your email account as well.

4. Register with your embassy. If there’s a problem in the country, this will make it easier for your government to contact you and get you to safety.

  • Money

5. Look up the monetary conversion before you go. Finding out that one Mongolian Tugrug is equal to just 19 cents … bad surprise. Make sure you do your math before you travel to get a sense of where the conversion rate is at.

6. Make sure your credit card will work in the country you’re visiting. Asian banks have switched almost completely to the more secure chip-and-PIN technology, and fewer businesses abroad are accepting the outdated magnetic-strip cards.

7. Go to a bank or ATM in the country you’re visiting. The conversion centers in the airport or around the city tend to be huge rip-offs. You won’t get charged as many fees at the ATM or the bank, and the conversion will be exact.

8. Always have local cash. Not every place takes credit cards. Especially important places like trains or buses.

9. Call your bank or credit card provider. Sometimes banks think that fraud may be occurring if transactions are suddenly happening in Bali when you’re from Jersey, and they will turn off your card as a security measure.

10. Check the country’s entrance/exit fees. Some countries require travelers to pay in order to enter or leave the country. These fees are not included in the price of your airline ticket, and can range from $25 to $200.

  • Local Research

11. Buy tickets now for places you know you want to visit or see. By buying in advance you’ll be able to skip more lines, and find more deals targeted toward you.

12. clash royale hack 2017 apk Get guidebooks. Guidebooks usually include maps, key words or phrases, and give you enough detail on certain sites that you won’t need to purchase the pamphlet at the venue. And download apps before you travel. Avoid downloading charges from your wireless carrier and get your apps before you leave.

13. Research events going on while you’re there. This will help you make sure that you’re not missing be events going on in the city. Fun things like festivals, ceremonies and natural events. Also be sure to research as a few national dishes to try. You don’t want to leave the country without experiencing what its known for.

  • Electronics

14. Bring a charger adapter. Countries have different size plugs and voltage. So if you want to use your iPod, make sure you can charge it.

15. Check the voltage of your electronics. From my own experience I know that nothing is worse than having an adapter and still not being able to use a blow-dryer or a straightener because the voltage isn’t high enough for that country.

16. Activate your phone’s global capabilities. There’s usually a charge for doing this, but it is much less than the roaming charges you’ll get if you don’t.

17. Download Travelzoo app. The Travelzoo app can help you find great deals in a variety of countries, and has options from local deals to transportation options.

  • Luggage & packing

18. Pack an extra set of clothes in your carry-on bag. Don’t be one of those travelers decked out in J’adore Paris apparel because the airline lost your luggage and you have nothing else to wear.

19. To check a bag or not to check bag. Each airline has its own set of guidelines as to how many bags can be checked or carried on for free. Make sure to look up what your airline’s rules are to avoid any incremental fees.

20. Bring snacks. Traveling abroad is fun, but eating in a foreign country can sometimes become a task. Bring small snacks that will tide you over until you find that perfect restaurant or food cart.

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Comments

admin
April 19, 2016
These are really helpful travel tips
admin
April 19, 2016
Here's some additional points. 1. Consider getting travel insurance to protect you against cancellations. 2. Buy a good travel guide for the country you are visiting, including one that has the translation of simple phrases in the local language that are important for travellers. 3. Be very careful about what you eat and drink, especially in countries that have generally poor living conditions; drink bottled water, even though even that is not a guarantee of safety in some countries.
Nathalie
October 15, 2016
Très belles randonnées à cheval autour du Khuvsgul lake. Les paysages et les couleurs sont sublimes. Le cavalier guide porte le del, l’habit traditionnel mongol ce qui confère aux ballades un caractère authentique . L’accueil dans les yourtes est chaleureux, généreux et réserve des surprises. Moments inoubliables !
jerome greggory
November 24, 2016
I just want to confirm what my friends Philippe, Francois and Cherry said. Our trip in Altai country was just formidable and unique. The organisation was perfect due to Bulbul and Jamak. Bravo and Thank you. Jérôme
Gerard Froment
November 29, 2016
Bout du monde qui se mérite ...mais que de paysages superbes. Randonnées pêches dans des cadres magnifiques et variés qui m'ont procuré beaucoup d'émotions sur ces rivières encore préservées. Et quel avantage que cet organisation camping en tente qui permet de s’arrêter où l'on veut et d'explorer des secteurs à la demande . Félicitations pour l'organisation. Je reviendrai pour attraper ce taimen décroché... Merci Bulbul et Jean Marc. et bravo à la cuisinière.
Serge NOWAKOWSKI
January 2, 2017
Encore un superbe voyage en Mongolie, qui reste une destination authentique et sauvage. Il faut prendre son temps, vivre au rythme des mongoles et de la nature belle et immense. Un seul regret, ne pas avoir plus de temps pour aller plus loin, dans des régions encore plus isolées, où les truites et les ombres ne connaissent pas nos imitations de sauterelles. Mention spéciale pour notre staff, au top de la gentillesse, disponibilité et compétences Un voyage qui reste une aventure avec ses imprévus, ses rencontres, une immersion dans un monde qui nous appelle à revenir encore et encore. Merci à Bulbul et Jamak