The International Traveler


The International Traveler

I sometimes dream about the Leonardo di Caprio move – ‘Catch me if you can.’  If only life could be so easy.   But for the lucky ones who aren’t accustomed to jetting around the world monthly and are getting ready to plan that dream trip overseas I recommend you do the following:

  1. You need a passport.  Make sure to allot of enough time to apply and receive your passport.
  2. Once you receive your passport make two copies of your passport.  One to pack in your luggage.  Second copy to give to a close friend or an immediate family member.  A copy of your passport will assist the process in a foreign country in case you lose your real passport.
  3. Download the application on your smart phone – Smart Traveler, the official State Department app for U.S. travelers.  Receive travel alerts/warnings, embassy location, entry/exit requirements.
  4. Call your cellphone carrier.  Switch your data plan to international prior to your trip to minimize additional cost.
  5. Bring an international plug & converter for appliances such as curling iron, hair dryer, etc.
  6. Tests run your comfortable walking shoes for touring the city because we know nothing is worse than wearing uncomfortable shoes.
  7. Purchase a small carry-on luggage to carry at least one day of clothing and toiletries.  This is a pre-caution in case your luggage is lost.
  8. Contact your bank to pre-purchase the local currency of your vacation spot.  This will save you time and money.
  9. And of course the vacation camera.  Don’t always rely on your smart phone for pictures.  If your not accustom to traveling on a regular basis take the time to bring a nice camera to capture those memories.

Ladies, enjoy and happy travels!


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Tiffany Young
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