When you plan a trip abroad, there are lots of different things to think about. As well as accommodation and places to go, you need to think about possibly speaking a foreign language, as well as what you might be eating and how you will travel around once you’re at your destination. So can you best prepare for your trip abroad? If you are going to be in a country where you know very little of the language, then it can feel quite daunting. So if you plan ahead, it will help things to run much more smoothly, especially if you run into an emergency. So here are some tips and tricks to prepare for a trip abroad, so that it makes things easier when you’re there.
Get Apps That Will Help
In this day and age, there are so many apps that you can get on your smartphone or tablet to help you when you’re abroad. If you need a currency converter, so you can tell what price something is easily, then get a currency converter app. You could also get something like the Google Translate app, where you can record someone’s voice and it will translate it, or you can hold it over a menu, for example, and it will show you what the words are. It really is a nifty little app. So think about what apps you might need and download them before you go away.
Plan For Emergencies
In an ideal world, you will never need to use any emergency items. But it really is best to plan for them. So think about taking a small first aid kit with you, as well as things like aloe vera or after sun cream, because you’ll want to stay protected after sun burn. Otherwise, you’ll be in a lot of pain. If you think you’ll need painkillers for headaches, then take a few with you too. You should also think about making a note of the country’s emergency phone number. Would you know what it is and what to do when you’re there?
Get Currency Before You Go
If you’re going abroad, then the chances of needing to change money to a new currency are pretty high. But in order to get the best deal, you should think about getting it before you fly. It also makes sense to have some with you when you arrive, as you might need to get a taxi or buy something from a store. So having some cash to hand is always a good idea. It is a good idea to let your bank know that you’re going to be abroad too. If you try to use your card abroad and they don’t know about it, then they will probably stop the transaction. It only takes a couple of minutes to let them know but will save you some hassle when on your travels.
What other tips and tricks would you add to the list? What has helped you to have a stress-free trip?