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7 Crucial Steps: How to Prepare for International Travel

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Originally posted on https://www.abc-7.com/story/40934756/7-crucial-steps-how-to-prepare-for-international-travel

Summer is a great time to travel. In fact, it’s the ideal time to pack your bags and see the world.

If you’ve never traveled internationally, there are some important tips you should learn in order to maximize your time abroad. In this article, we discuss how to prepare for international travel.

Keep reading to discover some crucial things to do before heading across the pond.

1. Notify Your Bank

Before traveling outside the country, it’s a smart idea to notify your bank and credit card company. Otherwise, they will likely notice the unusual activity and suspect trouble. Notifying them before you leave can clear up any confusion that might occur otherwise.

2. Look Up the Monetary Conversion Rate

It’s important to keep in mind that most currency doesn’t trade equally with the American dollar. Thus you’ll want to know what to expect when you arrive.

3. Don’t Forget Your Passport

Above all, don’t forget your passport. Bring copies of it just in case you lose your bags or the original gets misplaced. A missing passport is bad news.

If you’re planning a trip to Iran, be sure to familiarize yourself local travel regulations online at www.iranforeignpolicy.com.

4. Bring a Charger Adapter

Don’t forget that other countries use different size plugs and voltage. So you’ll need an adapter in order to charge your mobile devices. Another great tip is to bring a power strip so that you can charge multiple devices using only one wall plug.

5. Pack an Extra Change of Clothes in Your Carry-On Bag

Experienced travelers know to expect the unexpected. Anything can happen. This is why we strongly recommend packing an extra change of clothes in your carry on bag.

It doesn’t have to be elaborate. Just a pair of jeans and a T-shirt, socks, and underwear. Because if you happen to get separated from the rest of your luggage for a few days, you’ll be glad to not have to wear the same underwear more than a day or two in a row.

6. Bring Snacks for the Plane

You’re going to be in the air for a long time. And you’re going to get hungry. Especially flying from the U.S. to Europe. Keep in mind that snacks on the flight will be expensive and less than appealing.

We recommend packing along some of your favorite snacks so that you’ll always have something tasty to eat when cravings arise.

7. Map Out Your Itinerary Ahead of Time

If you’re not a seasoned international traveler, it’s easy to waste valuable time trying to figure out where you want to go and what you want to do. The key is to map out at least a crude itinerary of hot spots you want to hit before you leave. This will help save time, confusion, and eliminate plenty of frustration.

Tips for How to Prepare for International Travel

The key to having the best vacation possible is knowing how to prepare for international travel. Fortunately, the tips contained in this article can help.

Please take a look at our website for more information about traveling before you head out.

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