March 28, 2015

What Should You Do Before Traveling To Another Country?

Traveling abroad is neither complicated nor easy. It is very important that you always prepare properly and that you conduct a suitable research. The more you know about the country you go to, the higher the possibility that your holiday will be special! It does not matter what travel activities you will experience if you do not plan properly as problems can so easily appear. We are going to assume that you already have a destination in mind and that you know where you will travel. 

Booking A Flight

Make sure that you book as ahead of time as possible because of the fact that this will help you save a lot of money. At the same time, seriously consider booking one-way tickets because booking return tickets from the foreign country are usually cheaper. 

Health Concerns 

Before you go to another country, make sure that you get vaccinated around 3 months before departure date. In addition, do learn of potential health concerns that you need to know about. Do look at the health coverage you have with your insurance to see if vaccinations are covered. 

Passports And Visas 

For most countries, you will need a passport and a visa is sometimes a necessity. Do get these as ahead of time as possible since it would be cheaper. Visas are usually obtained before you enter a country. A failure to do this can lead towards you being deported. Fees can vary between both applicants and countries. 

Securing Your Properties 

This is one thing that many forget when they travel to another country. It is a really good idea that you never advertise the fact that you will leave. This is the case even with social media. Thieves are interested in attacking properties that are not secured. The best thing that you can do is keep it quiet and make sure that there are some friends and family members that will come by the home once in a while. Also, do seriously consider using storage facilities for your most valuable properties. 

Booking Your Hotel 

Booking accommodations should be done way before arrival. It is a good idea to first get the visa and then see what accommodations to consider. Budget-friendly options are always available, like camping grounds and apartment rentals. However, this is subjective. Even if you plan to go from one city to the next so that you can explore everything you want at your own pace, you will still need to book around 2 nights at a hotel as you arrive in the country so that you can properly plan while on site. 

Cash or Debit Cards? 

It is not a good idea to use a credit card when traveling but the debit card is definitely something that you have to consider. However, it is really important that you do have some traveler’s checks and even some cash on you when you travel since you never know when an emergency happens. Do contact the bank so that you can be aware of the fees that may exist when you use the debit cards while in a foreign country.

Do prepare for an emergency and have all the phone numbers that are needed at hand. Do know where the embassy is and in the event that something bad happens, call the authorities. The good news is that you will most likely never need to use such options but the main idea is to be prepared with every single aspect of your trip.


  1. Thanks for these tips. We haven't tried travelling out of the country yet. Might as well bookmark these. :)

  2. Thank you so much for sharing these tips Michi. They're very helpful

  3. These are helpful tips sis. I agree, for a hassle free travel we must plan it ahead of time. Thanks for sharing :)

  4. I dont know what wi my reaction be if its like 2 hrs late hehe