Traveling abroad can be one of the best times of your life, or one of the worst times of your life depending on what you do while overseas. Join us today as we give you 10 Do’s and Don’ts of Traveling Abroad!
1. DO Photocopy Your Passport
Carrying around a copy of your passport (the page with your pjot and other important information) is a must when traveling abroad, just in case your passport is damaged or lost.
2. DON’T Pay For Lodging By Wire Transfer Or Cash
Always pay via a credit card for stats abroad, no matter what type of discount you are offered. You don’t want to end up without a paper trail and stuck without a place to stay thousands of miles from home.
3. DO Use Your Room Safe
Leaving valuable out in the open is a terrible idea. Whenever you leave your room be sure to use your room’s safe, but don’t forget the passcode!
4. DON’T Let Your Phone Roam
Nothing is worse than returning home to see a cell phone bill that is astronomical. Be sure to either contact your provider for an overseas plan or only use it via WiFi.
5. DO Try New Foods
Don’t be one of those travelers who is scared to eat new things. Try something new!
6. DON’T Talk Politics
Not every country is a free country, and not every society is tolerant of free speech. Have fun but keep politics out of your discussions while on vacation.
7. DO Check Out The Culture
Your interests may not lie in seeing art works and performances I’m languages you can’t understand, but experiencing culture in a foreign land is incredibly eye opening and a fun experience.
8. DON’T Spend Too Much Time In Your Room
You may be jet-lagged, you may be homesick, but sitting around won’t help any of it. Get out there and have fun!
9. DO Pack Layers
Weather can change quickly when you’re exploring new lands, and finding properly fitting clothing when in foreign countries may he harder than you expect.
10. DON’T Do Drugs
Don’t bring them with you, don’t accept them from friends or family or strangers, don’t even talk about them. Many foreign countries are extremely strict when it comes to drugs and you could find yourself in big big trouble.