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    Default Tips for Travelling Abroad

    * Check your insurance and make sure you are covered abroad. If not, it is recommended to take out travel insurance. While many countries offer free medical care at emergency rooms, not everyone does. Do some research to make sure you are covered.

    * Bring multiple copies of your passport. If you lose your passport abroad, it can be quite a process to get a temporary one issued so you can get back home. Having a copy will help. Electronic copies count as well!

    * What's a dollar worth? That depends on where you go. Keep an eye on conversion rates to make sure you budget properly.

    * Not everyone takes credit cards. And atm's don't give the best rates. Convert some cash before you go at the airport just to be sure. In some countries, most places won't accept debit or credit cards. It's best to have some cash on hand.

    * Some countries, like Cuba, have entry and exit fees. You will have to pay a tax to enter and exit the country. Some of them range from $25 to $200 so do some research first.

    * There's an app for that! There are some many travel apps to choose from, you will certainly find the one that is right for you with just a little research. These apps can help you organize hotels, flights, excursions, expenses, and even sometimes documents.

    * Beware of adapters. A simple US to European converter is not the best idea for your electronics. They don't have the right voltage and can fry your very expensive electronics. Spend the 10 euro to get the right charger for that country and save your $900 phone.

    * Pack on the lighter side. No matter what you think, you will go shopping when you are on vacation. One of the biggest nightmares travellers have is how they are going to bring home their newly bought memories. You can find tank tops for 2 euro at local markets so save space and pack light.
    Last edited by minisoji; 04-02-2014 at 07:04 AM.

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