International Travel Tips

May 10th, 2013

14997038_STraveling nationally is no doubt rewarding, but traveling internationally is extraordinary. One of the most obvious differences between statewide and international travel is the need for a passport, which is your ticket to enter another country. Another crucial tip to remember is that you are a guest in unfamiliar territory.

Given the opportunity, there’s a big world out there to see with beautiful cultures, amazing landscapes and memories to be made that will last. To help guide you in your international travel, we’ve compiled a list of must-haves and must-dos.

1. Print copies of your itinerary and passport data page for family and friends so you can be reached when needed.

2. A foreign location is just that, it’s foreign and unknown. Read up on the government, laws, culture and the country’s travel guide before you board the plane.

3. Visit your doctor to ensure you are up to date on all vaccinations so you can protect yourself and family at home.

4. Leave important jewelry and other precious items at home, your trip won’t be less then perfect without them.

5. Look up monetary conversion ahead of time to avoid unnecessary hassles revolving around exchanging money or carrying more than what you need.

6. Keep handy the U.S. Embassy phone number and address in case of an emergency. You can contact the U.S. Department of State’s travel department for Embassy contact information or visit the website http://travel.state.gov.

7. Take a photo of your luggage so you can give airport baggage services a concise description of your things in case they get lost.

8. Be mindful of what you eat on foreign ground. International food is very different than what we eat, even given the eclectic choices found in the U.S.

9. Purchase a travel guide for the country you are visiting. Choose what adventures you want to visit ahead of time so you have an idea of how the trip will go.

Now, to start your trip on the right foot, contact Executive Class Travel for first class tickets. We believe that a good trip begins with the right seat on the plane. Don’t forget to check our website for flight specials.

Source – http://travel.state.gov/travel/tips/tips_1232.html and http://www.travelzoo.com/from-the-deal-experts/20-tips-before-traveling-internationally/



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