Going on a trip around the world is an experience that you will always remember. Many people dream of doing this, but not many people are able to do so. If you are able to travel around the world, there are many things that you should think about before you leave your home for the airport or even before you do a hotel search.
Know whether you can bring your credit card or cash.
Usually you will want to bring multiple forms on currency with you, but in some places only cash in that country’s currency will do. You should know this beforehand so that you are not stuck somewhere.
You should also call your credit card companies to tell them where you are going. Sometimes they may cancel your credit card because they may think it’s stolen if transactions pop up in different countries just as a security measure.
Get needed vaccinations.
In certain countries, you will need many vaccinations before you enter. It is always best to be safe, instead of getting a sickness and it ruining your entire trip. Vaccinations don’t need to be terribly expensive either. Get what you need and in some cities there are travel clinics that will tell you what you exactly what you need for each country.
Know the local laws and customs.
It is always best to research where you are traveling to before you go. No one wants to get stuck in a jail in a foreign country or offend someone where they are visiting.
You will also want to know whether or not you need a visa. Many countries will require them even if you are just traveling there for a few days or if you just have a layover.
Take your time to travel.
Some people seem to be in a huge rush when they are traveling. They go to a brand new country every two or three days. I feel that moving this fast means that you never really get to experience a country.
Also, you can get very tired if you are moving this fast. You also spend a lot of money on transportation! If you travel slowly, you can truly learn a country and find favorite spots for you to have fun (such as a fun bar or a yummy restaurant), you can meet and hang out with locals and other travelers, and you can save a great deal of transportation.
Have you ever taken a trip around the world?