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Travel Tips and Checklist Before You Plan an International Trip

By Edited Jun 6, 2016 1 2

Going for an international trip can always be fun and exciting, but it is always good idea to ensure that you have everything that you need before you go on travel. Getting tickets isn't the only thing that you need to check, but also there are many other things that go along with the list, such as visa, legal issues, tour guide, language guide, weather pattern, clothing, travel-health insurance, and emergency bag etc.

It requires lots of preparation and planning for an international or foreign tour. Here, we have the traveling checklist to go through before you plan for an international trip. This would surely come handy and useful just to make sure that you are not forgetting anything important for your tour to abroad.

Visa

Place to Visit

This requirement varies depending on one's nationality and the country that they come from. Every country has different set of rules and regulations for the visitors. It may sound little confusing or scary but there is nothing to worry about. You just have to make sure with the right people that how can you get the visitor visa for the trip that you are planning to go. If you are going on guided tour or with the help of travel agent, then they will definitely guide you through all the visa process that you have to go through. Travel agents generally take care of everything, when you are going on specific holiday tours or package tour. Some country offers visitor visa right on the airport when you arrive on the destination and some has different set of regulations for visitor's visa. So, checking out all the needed information about visa before you on international trip is a must.

Legal Issues

It is important to verify all the related legal issues that you might have before you to abroad. There are many kinds of legal issues that are essential to ensure before planning for your visit. You have to make sure that if you already have visa for particular country, then make sure it's not expiring anytime soon. Otherwise, you can get in trouble because of that reason, so that make sure you renew or reapply for the visa permit again. You should also make sure that your Identity card or license is also not expiring nor have different information about your address or anything important if you have changed your home in near future. Another essential thing to check is that make sure you are not under any legal obligation which can varies, but it is always a good idea to be on safe side. These are some of the things that should be cleared and taken care of before you plan or go on international traveling for a long term trip.

Tour Guide

If you are going on pre-planned tour guide or tour packages, then of course you don't have to worry about where to go, how to go, and when to go. But, if you are planning a visit on your own, then it is surely a good idea to confirm all the important details about the destination. When you are in a part of country that you want to explore and enjoy, then you definitely have to have some plan. So, you should make sure you have necessary maps, addresses for all the visitor's famous points that you are interested in visiting, and either places not to miss or should avoid. You don't want your adventure or travel turn out to be a bad experience, so always make sure that the places you are planning to go is safe to go or visit. It would be in your best possible interest to be safe than sorry at foreign country.

Hotel and Ticket Reservation

After you have confirmed and got all the important information about visa and legal issues, you are half way there. Now, you should have your tickets and hotels reserved before you go. Reserving for hotels or tickets at the last minute is not advisable. You don't want that headache or stress, when you are going for relaxed and fun international vacation trip. Buying tickets or hotel rooms at last minute might not give you the satisfactory result. Making reservation or buying early might give you good cheap or fairly low-priced deals on airline flights and hotel rooms. So, it is always an ideal choice to be on top of these two things for memorable trip with your family or friends.

Language Guide/Translator Tools

It is always good idea to keep in mind before you go to abroad that you are not in your own country and you are going to a different country where people might be speaking different language or dialects. Both you and they might not be able to understand anything and thus communicating about any need of yours might be useless. Therefore, keep the translating tool like basic language guide, dictionary, or audio interpretive guides would be very useful at overseas. Language barrier can become issue when you don't know what to do, where to live or eat, when to visit some places, or even in any kind on emergency situations.

Weather- Clothing

Weather

Every country's weather pattern could be different or let's say somewhat similar. But, you never know. It is worthwhile to check the weather pattern before you plan your visit to anywhere. You don't want to go in some extreme season when you can't take advantage of your trip and stuck in the bad weather. You might end up staying in hotel rooms instead of enjoying your international trip because of the terrible climate conditions. You can go on various countries travelers' websites and check the best months to visit those certain places. After you get adequate facts about the weather, you can now decide what kind of clothing you want to take with you. Buy clothes and jackets according to the season of winter, summer, or monsoon.

Travel-Health Insurance

Many package tours offer the travel or health insurance to a visitor if they wish to buy one. When you are going to in a foreign country for pleasurable break, you don't want to get any kind of tension or hassle. Of course, no buddy wants to think anything of negative, but you can't predict everything. You are at overseas where everything can be different and anything can happen in a minute of time. So, to enjoy your holidays without going through any anxiety, it might not be a bad idea to consider getting insurance for your trip to a foreign country. This insurance can cover your health, accidents, lost luggage, tickets reservation or cancelation, or any sort of travel related things which should be taken care of without too much trouble.

Emergency Bag

First aid - Hygiene kit

In this emergency bag, you should have all the important and necessary things, such as medicine, first aid kit, essential sewing kit, and personal hygiene kit. All these things should be in one bag and also make sure that you keep it where it is easily accessible anytime. These are the things that one should not forget anytime, because when it comes to travel, you don't want to take any chances.

These are some of the important traveling tips and checklists that one should not forget to check before they go for a long thrilling international trip. If you are going through the package tours or through travel agents, still some of these things should be taken care of by you too. It is good idea to have all these things under control before you go to overseas and thus you and your family or friends can have awesome and unforgettable time.

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Comments

Dec 15, 2010 7:01am
pwarlick
Excellent article, I give it 2 thumbs up!
Dec 15, 2010 9:57pm
NehalGJ
Thank you so much. I appreciate it.
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