Organizing your trip, vacation or world tour can be very stressful! Forgetting a simple formality before you leave can turn your trip into a nightmare! To prevent such troubles during your trip I made a list of things to arrange ahead your trip. A few simple advices easily can help you to escape some difficulties, which can face every tourist on his way. One more tip right away – to make your travel experience more comfortable think of getting a vehicle at rental 24h on your spot.
So I suggest a check list of things to do before going on vacation, to be sure you have not forgotten! And do not miss my second part of the Foreign travel checklist!
1. TRAVEL VACCINES
Some countries you visit will require vaccination. Do not forget to do them.
Many countries still apply for a visa to enter the territory. Some countries like Russia even ask for a certificate from the hotel where you will be staying, or from the person where you will be staying.
3. CREDIT CARDS
Having a credit card of relief can allow you to avoid big galères (true story).
Read my article on how to avoid bank charges while traveling.
4. PHOTOCOPY HIS IDENTITY PAPERS AND SEND THEM BY EMAIL
Photocopy all paperwork (passport, credit card, airline tickets, driver’s license, medical prescriptions, vaccines, medical certificate, etc.).
Also have scanned copies online. Leave a family member or friend a copy of all papers.
5. EMERGENCY NUMBERS
Prepare a list of all emergency telephone numbers: (consulate, opposition credit card and bank cards, traveler’s checks, insurance, airline.)
6. ONLINE STORAGE
For storing your photos or data online, I recommend Dropbox .
7. BUY A PLANE TICKET
Try to book your plane ticket as soon as possible to make sure you have the best rates.
8. TRAVEL INSURANCE
Having travel insurance is very important. On my first trip that lasted 4 months, I had not planned to stay on the road that long, so I left without insurance. Well in Thailand I had to pay the hospital costs for a scooter accident, 250 euros! Read my article on Tips and Comparative to choose the best travel insurance .
9. CHOOSE A BACKPACK
Find a good backpack that fits your body well. Avoid bags larger than 50 liters.
Set up a Skype account to keep in touch with your loved ones at home.
Those were only 10 tips for you on how to prepare yourself for a journey! If you want to see more of my guide wait up for the next post and get on board!