How to Travelling Abroad for the Very First Time
3 sample tips how to travelling abroad for the very first time that will facilitate your life
Going abroad is always a challenge – you are visiting an unknown territory and you do not know what to expect. If you’ve already travelled abroad before
you are probably aware of all the dangers and all the things you’re going to need to pay attention to. If you are getting ready for travelling abroad for the very first time, there are some things you need to learn in preparation for your trip.
Okay, so this might sound obvious, but if you haven’t travelled internationally before, chances are that you do not own a passport, seeing as how you never did need it. Although getting a passport is neither expensive nor difficult, waiting until the last minute is a common mistake. In fact, if you wait until the last minute to get your passport, expensive and difficult is exactly what the experience is going to be like.
In order to get a passport, this is what you will need:
- An original, notarized copy of your birth certificate
- A photo ID (your driver’s license, for example)
- A standard passport photo
- Additional $25 for the processing fee
In 6 weeks’ time, you’ll be able to obtain your passport, which will last you 10 years, until having to get a new one.
In addition to your passport, you might need a visa for travelling. Now, while most countries do not require new travelers to have a visa, those that do require one, tend to make the whole process complicated, frustrating and at times even bizarre. This is why getting this done in advance is the smart way to go. Although getting a visa might sound terrifying (and, in truth, it really is sometimes), the whole process boils down to collecting documents and sending them in, while paying a fee.
When it comes to rushed visas, things are completely different. Use Google to get an idea what the process is like before contacting professional immigration services and making an appointment. Knowing what you’re getting into will always be of help, regardless of whether you decide to travel or not.
Where to Go
Sure, Venice is the place where George Clooney got married and New York is something that everyone wants to visit, but did you know that Venice tends to smell really bad in the fall? And you probably already knew that the Big Apple is extremely expensive.
Now, no one can decide where you should go and, if you really care about visiting the canals of Venice, no smell is going to stop you. However, we can recommend what to keep in mind when deciding between different places to visit. For starters, aim at locations where you won’t have to rent or drive a car, seeing as how this is somewhat expensive.
Aim at places that offer great food – this is something that you will remember. However, even if you generally eat only at recommended restaurants, while you are travelling abroad, make sure to visit new places. Trying something new is always advisable when travelling, especially if it’s.
Finally, avoid places where the English go! An Englishman or woman might be polite in their natural islandic habitat, but they tend to get hectic abroad. Unless seeing a fat, badly sunburned, drunk person every day on the beach is something you prefer, make sure to avoid these spots.
If you are travelling abroad for the first time, get your passport and your visa on time. Avoid wasting money on trivialities and, for pity’s sake, do not go where the English do