Africa, Europe, America, Asia, Australia, wherever you choose to travel there are some basic tips you should definately consider.
1. Who loves needles?
I am sure there are a lot of people out there that really fancy them! But, for the majority of us getting a shots is a mandatory responsibility... Depending on the country you plan on travelling there is a list of shots that need to be done. Get informed and don't leave it for later!
2. An apple a day
I honestly wish you don't get sick during your journey. But for the love of God consider buying a health insurance plan. Especially if you travel in high risk countries.
3. Plastic or Paper?
If you use your credit card don't forget to inform your bank about your traveling abroad plans. Being in a situation where your credit cards are getting rejected can be a lot of frustrating. Many banks might consider the sudden use of a credit card abroad a fraud and cancel your cards!
4. Cash only!
It is wise not to carry all your money on you (even in your bra) at all times! It is best to split them and keep them in different places in your luggage and room. That way you will still have some cash in case you lose your bags or get robbed (or decide to go topless).
5. Passport please, sir
The same goes for your important documents, id cards, passports etc. So many movies and you still haven't learned your lesson? Make copies of your documents and passports and store them in different places in your room. So easy and yet I had to tell you so!
6. Make love to the camera
What goes first in the bag? Your camera of course! You'll want lots of pictures from your travels if you are like me. Always carry extra batteries for your camera at all times! And an extra sd card couldn't hurt either. You'll thank me later!
7. Buenas dias! Kalimera! Konichi wua!
Why not use the opportunity to learn a new language? Learning some basic words and conversations could be really helpfull and fun during your journey! Not everyone speaks English (Really the don't).
8. Be one with locals
To really live the whole cultural experience there is nothing better than trying the local food and drinks. Why not fashion as well. Kimono is so in nowadays!
9. Pesos, Ruppies, Euros
Before you go make sure you know the currency. It can be very tricky sometimes when something costs 1000 ruppies and seem expensive to actually cost like 10 dollars!
Have as much fun as you can and don't forget to bring (me) back lots of postcards and souvenirs!
© 2018 Mary Petrou
Ioannis Arvanitis from Greece, Almyros on August 17, 2018:
Αγαπητή Μαίρη, καταρχήν Χρόνια Πολλά κι Ευλογημένα για την γιορτή σου! Χαίρομαι που σε βρίσκω εδώ. Καλώς ήρθες στην κοινότητα του HP. Μου άρεσε πολύ το άρθρο σου και ο τρόπος που γράφεις. Δείχνει μια χαρούμενη καρδία και το εκτιμώ πολύ. Θα σε παρακολουθώ με ενδιαφέρον.
Mary Petrou (author) from Greece on July 22, 2018:
I hope I will deliver!
Liz Westwood from UK on July 17, 2018:
I look forward to reading more of your articles.
Mary Petrou (author) from Greece on July 14, 2018:
LIz, you couldn't have described it better!
Liz Westwood from UK on July 13, 2018:
Some good common sense tips here put across with humor and great illustrations.
Mary Petrou (author) from Greece on July 09, 2018:
I am glad you enjoyed it! I really had funny writting it! As for traveler's cheques they are not really used anymore because many stores don't accept them and many banks are not ofering them anymore.
Fin from Barstow on July 08, 2018:
well i did not see a mention of traveler's cheques. I guess they are not in any more?
Bill De Giulio from Massachusetts on July 07, 2018:
Enjoyed this hub. And these are some good tips that many travelers might overlook. Informing your credit card company, very important. Making copies of your passport, also a must. These might seem obvious but I’m willing to bet many travelers overlook them.