Getting lost will help you
I always say, there’s no sense in staying at home when the world is your oyster! There are so many beautiful places to see and adventures to have. But going abroad takes some getting used to, and if it’s your first time traveling internationally it can be scary! I have some tips that will make first timers feel a little better before venturing off to explore the world.
1. Get your passport well in advance.
Getting a passport can be a lengthy process. Avoid booking anything or making plans that can’t be changed until after you get your passport to prevent unnecessary stress. Some international flights require that you enter your passport number when booking or during online check-in, so it’s best to just have it first before you start booking anything.
2. Check to see if you need a visa.
Before you book, you’ll want to check and see if your destination requires you to have a visa. A visa is issued by the country you’re visiting, which grants you permission to travel there for a certain number of days. Many places don’t require it, however if you do need a visa and you show up for your flight without it you won’t be allowed to board the plane.
3. Invest in traveler’s insurance.
ravel insurance is insurance that is intended to cover medical expenses, trip cancellation, lost luggage, flight accident and other losses incurred while traveling, either internationally or domestically.
4. Make sure you can access your money overseas.
Be sure to check with your bank to see if you need to set up a travel alert while you’re abroad so your bank doesn’t freeze your account. It’s also wise to inquire about international fees, and whether they have partner banks in the destination that will help you save money on costly “foreign transaction” fees.
5. Save money by comparing transportation & accommodation options.
Most international trips are going to require you to fly there, but for getting around your destination, consider other options such as buses or trains.
6. Book everything in advance.
How far in advance should you book your trip? Booking airfare between 56-62 days before the departure date is the best way to get a good deal, experts say. Booking on a Tuesday will typically get you the best rate, and flying on Tuesday, Wednesday, or Saturday will often be the lowest price.
7. Give yourself enough time to get over your jet lag.
When booking your first international trip, you’ll want to do it all. How many cities can you fit in one trip? How much can you see in each day? Slow it down, at least for the first day or two, to recover from jet lag.
Tips for surviving a long flight
Dress Accordingly & Bring a Pillow
Traveling abroad is one of my favorite things to do, but it always means long flights. Dressing comfortably can be key to having a nice flight. Ladies – a pair of comfy leggings is a must. These leggings are some of my favorite for traveling and have built in pockets, which come in handy at the airport.
What is the best Seat on the Plane?
Extra leg room? Yes please. We use this website as soon as we book our tickets, this allows you to look at the planes seating and book the best seat. Emergency Row is always good but with checking out Seat Guru you are insured you picked the best seat on the plane.
Pack a Comfort Kit To Carry On
What you chose to bring in your carry on is important, especially on long international flights! Along with any medication you may need, snacks, and entertainment you put in your carry on, be sure to include anything you may need for comfort such as pillows, blankets, and jackets. This carry on cocktail kit is also a must have for any flight!
What to pack for travel abroad
Protect your tech! This travel adapter Accepts Plugs from More than 150 Countries. This International Travel Power Adapter built-In safety shutters protect users from the direct touch of the live parts on the socket outlet.
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International flights can be LONG! To get the rest you need on the plane and prevent severe jet lag, invest in a quality sleeping mask. This memory foam sleeping mask is ideal for getting some shut eye on a long flight.
10 Essentials for International Traveling.
1. Cash 2. Filtered Water Bottle 3. International Power Adapter 4. Virtual Private Network (VPN) 5. First Aid Kit 6. Theft Proof Bag
7. Passport Holder 8. Travel Insurance 9. Jet Lag Prevention Tablets 10. A copy of your passport
Best Products to carry on
Planes can be noisy, especially when you’re trying to sleep. These high fidelity ear plugs come highly recommended. Easily and quickly fitted to the exact shape of your ear. This creates a perfect fitting earplug that will never hurt, never fall out and provide superior noise isolation.
For long flights, pillows are a must. This ComfoArray Head Support Travel Neck Pillow is designed for airplane travel. With front and side support, you can quickly get to sleep while sitting.
Single Medication Packs
International travel means long flights. Nothing is worse than being uncomfortable on a long flight. Individual package medication makes for easy transportation and access while on a long flight.
Carry On Cocktails
That’s right, cocktails are now TSA approved and an absolute must have. Although most airlines offer a jack and coke, we all know it’s not the same as bring able to make your own cocktail. These carry-on cocktails also make for the perfect gift!
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