Whether you are traveling for the first time or nth time, there will always be few things you should look before planning your next trip so that nothing is missed, i.e, tour necessities.
Here’s a list of 15 things or tour necessities you should do or bring before your trip.
- Check-in with your doctor.
Double check and make sure that you have all of the proper vaccinations and that you have renewed all essential prescriptions.
- Book your flight as early as possible.
If you’re planning to spend the holiday season in the province or in other cities, confirm your schedule (whether you’re working or not) and book a flight ahead of time. It’s less expensive and less hassle.
- Leave a copy of your passport.
For extra backup, leave a copy of your passport at home or with trustworthy person. Consider making an electronic copy you can store in your email account as well.
- Register with your embassy.
If there’s a problem in the country, this will make it easier for your government to contact you and get you to safety.
- Make sure your credit card will work in the country you’re visiting.
European banks have switched almost completely to the advanced technology, and fewer businesses abroad are accepting the outdated magnetic-stripe cards.
- Look up the monetary conversion before you go.
Carry enough so that you don’t fall into any trouble. Make sure you do your math before you travel to get a sense of where the conversion rate is at.
- Go to a bank or ATM in the country you’re visiting.
The conversion centres in the airport and around the city locally tend to be huge rip-offs. You won’t get charged as many fees at the ATM or the bank, and the conversion will be exact.
- Always have local cash.
Not every place takes credit cards. Especially important places like trains or buses.
- Check the country’s entrance/exit fees.
Some countries require travellers to pay in order to enter or leave the country. These fees aren’t included with your airline ticket, and can range from $25 to $200.
- Get guidebooks.
Guidebooks usually include maps, key words that give you enough detail on certain sites that you won’t need to purchase the pamphlet at the venue. And download apps before you travel. Avoid downloading charges from your wireless carrier and get your apps before you leave.
- Research events going on while you’re there.
This will help you make sure that you’re not missing the best events going on in the city. Also be sure to research as a few national dishes to try. You don’t want to leave the country without experiencing what it’s known for.
- Bring a universal charger adapter.
Countries have different size plugs and voltage, hence always keep a habit of carrying universal adapters with you while travelling.
- Activate your phone’s global capabilities.
There’s usually a charge for doing this, but it is much easier than the roaming charges you’ll get if you don’t.
- Download helpful apps.
There are various apps that can help you find great deals, and has options from local deals to transportation options.
- Check the no of bags you can carry.
Each airline has its own set of guidelines as to how many bags can be checked or carried on for free. Look up what your airline’s rules are to avoid any incremental fees.