Travelling abroad can be a satisfying and relaxing experience. Visiting new places and experiencing new cultures is something which every avid traveler wants to do. However, one must take several precautions while travelling abroad in order to protect oneself.
Emergency situations can occur while travelling and this includes health problems, loss of luggage, theft and so on. You must ensure that you are prepared to meet any such eventuality irrespective of what it may be.
The first thing which you should pack while travelling is medicines, after your passport that is. Remember that the place where you are going might not have the same medicines which you are used to and you could develop allergies. If you are allergic to certain medications then you should ask your doctor to provide a prescription for such eventualities too. Airport security will require prescriptions for your medicines so be sure to get one.
Do not put all the eggs in one basket. Luggage can quite easily get lost and you might end up being stuck with the same pair of underwear. Spread your luggage evenly in different bags and suitcases. Also ensure that your hand luggage has at least three different sets of clothing. It is better to be safe than sorry.
These are always a good idea. Having a separate money belt will ensure that at least some part of your money is safe. Even if you lose your wallet, you still have something to fall back on. Also spread your credit cards and keep some in your money belt. Just In case!
Most importantly do not carry anything which you can buy. Many travellers make the mistake of taking common things and this will fill up your suitcase. Pack lightly but effectively. Take what you require and depending on the climatic conditions only.
For example, don’t take ball room dresses and high heels if you are travelling to some amazon forest. Catch my drift? It is always good to carry a light jacket wherever you go. You never know when you might run into some chilly weather.