tips to get ready for foreign trip

Tips to get ready for Foreign Trip

A state visit is a formal visit by a foreign head of state to another nation.
41. Do not learn the hard way what cellphone use overseas will cost
Call your cellular company and see what options are available for using your phone service in the country you will be traveling to. Renting a phone while you are traveling abroad has recently become both very easy and economical. Maybe even brave it, and consider going out-of-pocket and economical the old fashioned way: Purchase an international calling card to use on those crazy old things called landlines.
42. Learn what is offensive in your host country
We all mess up every now and then, and theres no way to learn everything that may be considered offensive in a particular country. But reading a good travel guide about the country you plan to visit for a good overview of things that fall outside the boundaries of acceptable behavior should cover most of it. Gestures considered harmless at home can be very offensive to the citizens of another country.
43. Put together your flying pharmacy
Plan to visit the doctor to be sure all regular and precautionary prescriptions and immunizations are up-to-date and filled with adequate supplies. Try to find your old pair of eyeglasses to pack and have on hand just in case current pair is lost or broken, and a copy of your prescription from a current eye exam. And do not forget any regular nutritional supplements! For the sake of convenience perhaps invest in individually packaged daily doses.
44. Your most important safety decision will be choosing safe accommodations
Getting on TripAdvisor to read a few reviews and get a sense of price is always a good first step. Ask yourself questions like, Why is this hotel in a different part of town $100 less than this one over in this neighborhood? Get in touch with a friend or a friend of someone you know who is intimately familiar with the place you want to visit. We often receive emails from women wanting to get in touch with a writer of a particular article. We encourage you to get in touch with us!While you are checking into your hotel, always grab two of the hotels business cards that you will keep on your person everywhere you go. Keep one in your wallet, and one in your pocket. There are all kinds of scenarios where you potentially will be glad you did this, from getting lost to injured to robbed.Upon entering your hotel room give things a quick inspection. Be sure all door deadbolts and locks on windows (especially on lower floors) operate correctly. Do not hesitate to ask to switch if something does not seem quite right.
45. Dress for the destination
You know we approve of things around here like wearing a scarf a la Grace Kelly or an Audrey Hepburn LBD, but not just for the reasons you think. Some degree of blending in with the locals instantly makes you less vulnerable, keeping away all kinds of unwanted attention. Additionally when you are dressed well and appropriately, you will naturally carry yourself confidently and are much less likely to be directly targeted as a tourist.What is considered appropriate attire for women varies widely from country to country. Out of respect to your host culture, research what is the acceptable manner of dress for the destination. Keep things simple and unless you are scheduled to do something where it is really necessary and staying in a hotel with a safe in the room, leave any fine jewelry at home. Regardless of what country you are visiting, traveling as light as possible softens the impact of almost every emergency from a sprained ankle to a robbery.
46. Get down tonight keep radar up
Know your own limits when it comes to consuming alcoholic beverages and know that just the way food calories still count, your tolerance for them does not magically go up just because you are on vacation. When traveling solo, go out in groups when heading into unfamiliar territory, but resist going along with the crowd if you feel your just say no radar go up. Your group of new BFFs may all be lovely people, but possess the common sense of the Lohan family.Statistically, grandma was right rarely do good things happen after midnight. Most robberies and muggings take place after midnight between 3am and dawn. Tempted to wander empty streets looking for an ATM or catch a ride with someone you just observed as likely being drunk? Do not do it. Just because something feels safe in the moment does not mean it is.
47. Scan all important documents
Scan or take pictures with your smartphone of your passport and email to yourself. While you are at it, email all confirmation numbers, itineraries and international telephone numbers for any credit cards to yourself as well or organize them in a folder in an internet app such as Gmail. As long as you have that smartphone in your hand, take a picture of your purse and your suitcase. You will probably never need them, but they could come in handy if either were ever to get stolen.
48. Bring a travel first aid kit
ibuprofen (or other pain killer), decongestant, NyQuil, bandages, hydrocortizone cream. You will not believe how often it will come in handy.
49. Make a List With What You Need
This is very important make this list early on, so you can add as the time gets closer. You want to take everything you will absolutely need, but you do not want o pack dead weight.Here is how I go about my list. I start with my head and go down each portion of my body, and write down what I need for each section. This way, I am pretty much assured I will remember waaht I need. Of course, there are miscelaneous items I cans associate wiht body parts, but its a good method.Here is a list of basic things you can add to, or subtract: hair accessories (this includes, but is not limited to shampoo & conditioner, brush, clips, hair spray)dental hygiene (tooth brush, toothpaste, flossing, )makeup,teeshirts, blouses, shirts,pants, skirts, sweats, sweaters,underwear,socks,shoes, sandals, boots (depending when and where you go)pajamas,swimsuit,medicine,perfume, lotions etc.
50. Get a passport
To get a passport, you need a minimum of 2 passport size photos, a birth certificate and 1 other form of identification (preferably that proves your citizenship in your country of origin). If you have a passport, be sure it has at least 6 months left before it expires. Some countries will not issue a visa more with more than 6 months remaining before the expiration date.