Autumn is one of the ideal times to travel because of the cool and pleasant weather. However, you should review the list of things to do before carrying a suitcase on the way. When traveling especially traveling outside of your country, if you do not prepare carefully, it perhaps makes you get trouble during the trip. Therefore, you should read the post carefully to note what you should do before traveling.
1. Make a list “What to do”
Before traveling, the first question you should ask yourself that where do you stay? Do you need to change your place of residence? What do you do at your destination? This is a step that you must think about, but it is important to get an overview. Furthermore, when list the thing should do which will help you do not forget anything from smallest.
2. Consider the time to go
From November to March is the rainy season in Australia, while in Vietnam this season falls in July to October. You probably do not want to spend money to travel and then only in the hotel in the end to admire its rain.
3. Traveling with tour agency or your own
In fact, each type of traveling will show tourists different feelings. If you choose traveling by your own, you have to prepare more carefully from itinerary, hotels and transfer but you will free time for traveling. However, if you do not travel experiences before, you should travel with the agency because they will help you prepare almost things but the way is not interesting much with explorers.
4. Book flight’s ticket
Some people think that they can book flight’s ticket before several days traveling, it’s true. They can book but the sooner the ticket is purchased, the cheaper it will be, especially peak season. Therefore, day-trip flights will cost more. So plan ahead, book hotel rooms and airfare wisely. You can save a decent amount of money. You can refer to tips for traveling by flight
5. Place to stay
You should book hotel or resort as soon as possible because if you travel in peak season, your room will be the run-out and high price as well.
6. Passport and visa
If you want to travel abroad, you make sure that your passport has a shelf life of at least six months. Some countries also require a tourist visa. Visa time may take several weeks to a month, depending on where you want to go and your consulate processing. Apply for visas as soon as possible; in addition to your time to prepare your application and wait for results, you may also need to go to the consulate for the interview.
7. Medical problems
Do you have a health problem? Have you prepared enough medicine? Different countries have different requirements and prices for medical services. Therefore, you must always prepare yourself first. Furthermore, if you have a specific medical condition, bring along medical records or English-language prescriptions for use overseas.
8. Travel insurance
Consider buying travel insurance as soon as possible, right after you purchase an air ticket to protect yourself against some natural disasters or unforeseen events.
9. Car rentals and international driver’s license
Rent the car as close to receiving the car, the higher the price. Car insurance is also quite expensive. However, if you buy insurance through an intermediary, you may be charged a lower fee.
Besides that in order to drive a car abroad, you will need an international driver’s license. Prioritize your safety and learn about where traffic comes before driving
10. Store personal information
Please make photocopies of your airfares, passports, visas and all necessary information, leaving them in the travel cases in case they are lost, and email them to you and to their loved ones.
11. Buy card phones
Buy a sim free Wi-Fi or sim phone right at the airport, if you do not know the language or the water path at your destination. Some hotels have free Wi-Fi, but some are only available in the lobby or at a charge.