International travel can be very exciting, yet it can also be very risky if one's not adequately prepared. Lera Chenchevaya offers tips to help you get the most from your next international journey.This article was originally distributed via 24-7 Press Release Newswire. 24-7 Press Release Newswire, WorldNow and this Site make no warranties or representations in connection therewith.
DETROIT, MI, June 06, 2014 /24-7PressRelease/ -- Lera Chenchevaya is a professional travel agent, and as such has enjoyed the opportunity to explore many unique and interesting places in all corners of the globe. As a seasoned traveler, Lera Chenchevaya understands how exciting the prospect of international travel can be, particularly to a destination a soon-to-be traveler has never had the opportunity to visit before.
While the prospects of an up and coming trip can be very exciting, there are also many potential downfalls; risks that can often times affect a person's ability to fully enjoy their next excursion. Sometimes, says Lera Chenchevaya, a lack of adequate preparation can lead to a potential disaster, placing both you, your possessions and your money in a dangerous, yet avoidable situation. Preparation, she says, is the key to getting the most out of your next journey. Below, Lera Chenchevaya shares some useful tips to those either seeking a new destination, or those just beginning to consider an exotic trip to a far way destination.
Protect Yourself, and Your Health.
Before traveling anywhere, says Lera Chenchevaya
, be sure to protect your family's personal security by making copies of everyone's passport. Passports are often times easy targets for thieves and scam artists, and are sometimes lost without notice. As Lera Chenchevaya says, always be sure to have a back-up copy of your passport available either somewhere in your luggage or on your person. It's also advisable, she says, to give a passport copy to someone you know and trust at home.
Also be sure to check with your healthcare provider or physician to ensure you have all the necessary vaccinations, shots and necessary prescriptions. Different countries are often a little more prone to certain types of disease than others, says Lera Chenchevaya, so be sure to know what is common in your destination and to be equipped with the right medical protection.
Protect Your Money
This may seem like an obvious one to many, says Lera Chenchevaya
, but there are steps that travelers don't often take before heading to a far off destination. Such things as research on the money conversion rate, checking in with your bank and carrying local currency, says Lera Chenchevaya, can help to save you in a pinch, and can ensure that not only do you have enough money to get out of a jam, but that you aren't getting scammed when it comes to conversion and a country's entrance/exit fees.
Research Your Destination Thoroughly
Look up as much information as possible on your destination country. Learn as much as you can about customs, local foods, lodging, special events, etc., so that you're best armed with enough information to successfully navigate your chosen destination. Knowing these things in advance, says Lera Chenchevaya, helps you to become a better planner, makes you aware of potential no-nos and risks, and makes you an overall better, more prepared international traveler.
Packing, says Lera Chenchevaya
, can be one of the most important things to consider before boarding an international flight or cruise ship. Always be sure to have an emergency set of clothes with or near you before you travel, and it's always helpful to carry snacks around with you in case of the often inevitable flight delay.
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