5 Things You Need To Know When Traveling Abroad

5 Things You Need To Know When Traveling Abroad

Have you been stuck going from work to home, to sleep, to work? Sounds like you need to take some time off and take a trip somewhere abroad. If you’re planning your R&R getaway to a destination outside of the country, you’ll need to know a few things about traveling abroad. Lucky for you, there is a list below:

  1. The Language.
    • Be mindful of the country’s national language. Sure, English may be the most common form of communication throughout the world, but that does not mean everyone speaks or understands what you are saying. While traveling abroad, I have learned that trying to speak the national language is better than assuming the people speak english. Afterall, you are a guest in their country.
  2. The Laws.
    • Are you planning on going to Amsterdam? Paris? Mexico? You had better make sure you obey the law. No one wants to be locked away in a foreign country. Sure, maybe you can bribe your way out of jail and if this happens, you probably will try. I suggest the easier route by being certain you know what you can and can’t do while you are their.
  3. The Food.
    • The chances of you traveling abroad and not being able to read a menu is going to be high. Most of the time, menu’s are in different languages and rarely do they have pictures. Do some research on your destination and find out what food is most common, how to pronounce it and what food allergies may be associated with it. After all, not all countries have great healthcare.
  4. The HotSpots
    • Honestly, I can not tell you how many times I have been out of the country and found that many places cater to travelers. Because of this, there are many destinations across the world where the tourist attractions are specifically made for travelers. While sometimes this can be a good thing, I usually find it is best to stay far far away from those areas. They are often crowded and falsified for tourist. What I recommend is checking out some blogs or forums online. Find out where the locals go, because if locals aren’t there, chances are you probably don’t want to waste your time or money.
  5. The Sanctuaries
    • No traveler should feel unsafe. That is why Safety is not only last on my list, it is the most important as well. When traveling abroad, you want to ensure that you will make it back home after your vacation. I can not say this enough, do your homework. Forums and Blogs are your best friends. Also, as I mentioned before, tourist attractions are not necessarily the best place to sight see, and their not always safe. This is because the bad guys know travelers will be around, they know you are probably an easy target. Trust me, go to Google.com and type in “Bad areas of ___” and I guarentee you’ll find something about your destination.
This information can be useful to know when planning a trip and if want to know more about traveling abroad, check out my article on the Top 10 Free Apps For Travel Survival.

Anthony Esposito

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