10 Tips for Traveling Abroad – Part 1

Traveling can be a real challenge, especially when you are traveling abroad. When you leave familiar surroundings, you encounter different languages, foods, customs, currencies, weather, etc.  But with the right preparation, you can return home with fond memories of journeys taken and excited anticipation for future trips instead of nightmare memories and dread of ever taking another trip.  Here are a few tips to make your honeymoon abroad a pleasant experience:

  1. More Bang for your Buck – If you have your heart set on honeymooning abroad, do some research before making a decision on where to travel. Check to see where you will get the most for your money. Some countries have a stronger dollar value than others. Check to see where the dollar is strong and plan accordingly.
  2. Make sure you book your plans as far in advance as possible to get the best arrangements. Many rates and fares are based on how far in advance you finalize the flights or cruises. Even then, they are based on availability so peak travel times may be booked far in advance. If you are getting married in a peak travel time, you might consider taking your honeymoon later so that you can avoid higher prices and bigger crowds.

  3. Documentation – Make sure you have all the required documentation (passport, entry visa, medical requirements, etc.) for travel. Travelers may not realize that many countries require the passports of arriving visitors to have at least six months of validity remaining upon arrival. If you do not have a passport, get one as soon as possible. Visit your local post office to receive information on how to apply for a passport. If you already have a passport, check the expiration date. If it expires in less than a year, it is a good idea to go ahead and get it renewed.

  4. Pack appropriate attire. If you travel to a destination where there will be places of religious interest that you plan to visit, take your attire into consideration. Women may want to pack a long sarong to wrap around them when entering such places. You may also be asked to remove your shoes before you enter. Be sure to research the weather for the location so that you can pack clothing appropriate for the current climate.

  5. Make sure you check the voltages on any appliances (hair dryers, curling irons, electric razors. etc.) you plan to bring abroad. You may need a voltage transformer as well as an adaptor plug to operate the appliance abroad.

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