10 Tips for First Time International Travelers

1. Be well equipped with medical supplies and medicine

Traveling overseas can be a fun experience, but you should also take precautions when planning your trip.

First-time travelers to other countries need to prepare themselves for different conditions.

In case of emergency, it’s important that you have the right medicines in your possession when traveling abroad.

2. Make it a point to be aware of your surroundings at all times when traveling (especially during the night) and avoid walking alone or deserted areas and streets at night.

3. Be sure to calculate your budget carefully before you embark on any trip abroad.

Research the cost of the Wineglass Bay tour before traveling to the place, expenses you will encounter when in an unfamiliar place, and plan accordingly.

Make sure that your salary can accommodate all these costs.

Preferably apply for a credit card that allows you to use other country currencies or has no foreign transaction fee so that you don’t have any surprises when traveling

4. Take advantage of Smartphone apps while attending conferences, trade shows, and meetings while away from home base be it office setting or elsewhere.

5. Before starting a conversation with someone new or an unfamiliar face, remember this: Avoid asking personal questions especially about their marital status, children/grandchildren, or future plans.

6. When packing, pack light especially for the closet space you are allotted in your hotel room or apartment unit. Remember to take note of the weight limit when traveling by aircraft and train.

Appropriate clothes and shoes should be worn while commuting on public transport so as not to create an embarrassing scene…

Remember: Carry a small change purse with coins and bills – nothing more than what is necessary for expenses at hand!

This can help avoid unnecessary handling of lots of cash every time you use it to pay for bills/services rendered during your trip.

7. Stop yourself from overspending – When abroad, DO NOT buy items that are not really needed (except for souvenirs).

Be sensible and spend within your means to avoid unnecessary burdens back home.

8. Ensure you have an up to date insurance coverage before you go on a trip abroad especially if this is the first time you’re traveling to another country.

First timers should ask the organizers of the trip where they can avail of medical assistance in case of emergency or illness while overseas.

It would be advisable to carry their contact numbers along with international ambulance services just in case there are emergencies during travel outside your own country’s territory.

Make sure that your insurance includes workman compensation, personal liability/accident coverage, and/or insurance for your trip.

9. When it comes to lodging, remember this: Always keep in mind that cleanliness is next to godliness (and always at the top of your priorities when looking for a hotel or condo unit).

Usually, budget hotels are not far behind in terms of quality service and facilities that may be provided to you by expensive hotels/apartments elsewhere…

10. If you’re allowed to take photos during your stay, make sure you exercise all due care and caution especially around private properties like malls, ministry buildings, or other government offices…

At all times think before pressing the shutter button!

Think twice before taking any shots if it concerned someone else’s privacy even if you have the right to do so.

For your safety, it is advisable that you only take certain pictures only during specified times and places so as to avoid being questioned or harassed by authorities…etc.

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The information provided herein should not be used during any medical emergency or for the diagnosis or treatment of any medical condition.

Dial 9-1-1 for all medical emergencies.

As well, consult a licensed, qualified physician for the diagnosis and treatment of any and all health-related conditions.