When I travel, I find that there are certain things I always have to do before I leave, regardless of where I'm going.
And, when I talk with other travelers, I find that many of these same things apply when they travel as well — regardless of where they are traveling, they have to run through these same "preflight" preparations as well.
The tasks typically fall under the following categories:
- Legal (Paperwork/Documentation)
- Economic (Cash/Cards)
- Safety (Contacts/Research)
- Cultural (Language/Etiquette)
Although pre-travel preparations are always a little bit different depending on the destination, travelers and purpose, these are the tasks that you have to do regardless of where/how/why you are going.
What tasks do travelers need to complete before any international trip, regardless of the destination?