There is nothing more exciting then being able to travel the world. Booking a one way ticket not knowing when you are planning on coming home can be scary but so ridiculously exciting. Or maybe you are just jet setting off for a couple of weeks vacation. Which ever one you are planning on doing you need to do a couple of things before you do set off on your trip of a life time.
Passport and Visas
This is pretty obvious but make sure your passport is up to date and won’t expire while your travelling. Research the visas required in the countries you are planning on visiting.
It is super important to get travel insurance. Its always better to be safe then sorry. This will give you some peace of mind and of course for your parents too. We all know how parents can be when you travel without them… hahaha.
Let you bank know you will be travelling for a certain period of time. If you don’t and use your credit card overseas they are able to lock you out of it because they think someone else might be using your bank account. Also grab a travel card. You can transfer different currencies onto the card so it is easier for you to take out money overseas.
Visit your doctor
Visiting your doctor isn’t very exciting but needs to be done. Make sure you get an overall check up before you leave on your trip. I also recommend asking if you need any certain vaccinations for the countries you are planning on visiting. This may required some money $$$ but it is important!
Let People Know You Are Travelling
Of course you will tell your family and friends. They are probably over you talking about all of your travel plans and as ready for you to go and you are! But it’s also a good idea to register your travel plans. By registering on a government website in case of an emergency it will be easier to contact you and you to contact back home at any point during your trip.
If you are planning on taking a trip make sure you tick off all of these points. I know they don’t seem very exciting but they will help you have the best trip of your life! You will be able to experience everything you want knowing all of these things are done and out of the way. Good luck and safe travels!
“Travel, it is the only thing you can spend money on that will make you richer”