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Tuesday, December 14, 2021

6 Things To Check Before Traveling

Traveling domestically and traveling internationally have some differences. So if you've never been abroad, here is a handy list of a few things you should check or bring with you ahead of your trip.

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Of course, the first thing you need to do is a check-in with your insurance provider. Ensure that you have all the correct paperwork for your insurance and that your travel is covered. Check that your medical insurance also covers overseas emergencies, and if not, be sure to add that supplemental insurance.


Depending on the country you are going to, you might need some vaccinations. Don't worry that you can book in with an urgent care center and have all the vaccinations you need.

Just keep in mind that if you do need some vaccinations specifically for travel, you'll need to check the timeline for those vaccinations to be effective. Some vaccinations require a few weeks between administering them, and you're in trouble.

Make copies

You'll be bringing your passport with you, but it is always a good idea to have a paper copy somewhere in your belongings if you happen to lose it. Ahead of leaving, make sure you leave a copy of your passport with a friend or family member you trust as well as emailing it yourself so that you have a digital copy.


One of the biggest issues people face when they withdraw money as they travel is that they are subject to large foreign exchange fees. Before you leave, make sure that you have a good idea of the conversion.

And then you exchange some of your home country's currency for the currency in the country you are visiting.

It is also smart to check your credit card or work in the country you are visiting and the fees associated with that. You might also need to make your credit card provider where you are traveling so that any of your transactions are not blocked, all flagged for fraud.

Tourist destinations

Tourist destinations in the country you are visiting will often be sold out very early in the morning. Buy tickets online in advance to skip the queues and get better deals on ticket prices. Make sure that you have checked the date and time correctly, and send yourself an extra copy of the email and print a copy out.

Local events

Most of the time, the city you are visiting will have a range of local events catered for the local residents. Before arriving, you can check what's going on and make sure that if there is something fun like a farmer's market, a live music event, ceremonies, or any festival that you can be in the right place at the right time.

This allows you to enjoy some of the cultures from the area with the residents.

If you're not sure where your next trip will be, and you're looking for tips and inspiration - check out these Travel Tips.

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