· Talk to your travel agent about any shots or health precautions. Anything required?
· If shots are required, plan in advance with your physician. This should enable you to avoid any side effects as you travel.
· If medication is required, carry 2 sets, one in your luggage, and one with you. Also keep prescription labels with you for replacement.
· Some travel time should be devoted for rest and relaxation. A travel pillow and/ or eye mask is very helpful.
· Before and all through your journey, drink plenty of water and get a lot of rest. To readjust to the time zones, take short naps. This is the best help.
· Check out the State department Home page to see the latest updates on the country you are visiting, to be up to date on the health and political bulletins.
· Be aware of language use, dining etiquette along with appropriate dress and other customs associated with where you are in the world. This will contribute greatly to the success of your trip.
Money, Documents, Passports
· Copies of passports, visas, and any other important documents should be made in case of loss or theft.
· Some foreign currency should be purchased ahead of traveling abroad for ground transportation and tipping.
· Use a money belt or fanny pack to protect your valuables from being stolen on vacation.