Top 10 Things to Do Before Starting a Trip

1.     Check your passport and apply for any necessary visas.

Make sure that your passport is valid for at least six months after entering a foreign country, though some nations will let you get away with less. It’s important to note that applying for a visa is time-consuming, so it’s best to get it out of the way as soon as possible. Use some of the top trip planner websites to know more about the place you are visiting

  1. Manage to carry enough cash

When you are traveling, make sure to visit the bank and draw enough cash. You will save on ATM fees at machines

  1. Get vaccinated and stock up on medicine.

Depending on where you’re going, you may need to get special vaccines and the medications to take precaution against various diseases. In addition, if you routinely take any prescription medication, make sure you have enough to cover the duration of your travels so that you don’t run out while you’re overseas.

  1. Make copies of travel documents.

Make sure to carry at least one-color copy of your passport’s ID page and you should also make copies of any visas that pertain to your current travels. Make sure to take a copy of the Hotel reservations, train ticket confirmations, and all other travel documents. In this digital age, it is very convenient (and eco-friendly) to only have digital copies of these documents handy.

  1. Learn key phrases in the local language.

It is best practice to learn basics like “Hello,” “Thank you,” in the local tongue. If you have any health issues or severe medical conditions, it’s important to learn how to inform others about those issues in a foreign language.

  1. Pack Your Hands-Free Device

The cell phone earpiece or any other Bluetooth device that allows you to keep both hands on the wheel (and without a phone wedged between your neck and your shoulder). Local laws governing cell phone use while driving varies. Pack your hands-free device in your carry-on bag

  1. Check the Weather

The weather is a major factor that likely to affect your trip. This is something one of the things many people most take for granted. Check the weather forecast application before you plan the vacation. A failure to check the weather can result in unprepared

  1. Buy health and travel insurance.

Before you travel, check your health insurance policy to see if it includes international coverage. Buy the short-term policy that will cover you while you’re abroad to be ready in case something happens. A smart way to protect your trip and your money is to purchase travel insurance always.

  1. Check Public Transit Maps

A quick web search on public transit produces worthwhile pieces of information. You can save money using the public transport rather than travel in the cabs

  1. Research entrance and exit fees.

Make sure to check the most reliable resource for determining the Entry, Exit & Visa Requirements tab for complete information for a country.