Travel Tuesday: Covering All of Your Bases

October 25, 2011 / by Mango Languages

When planning a trip, it's easy to get caught up in all of the excitement. Thoughts of what sights to see, what clothes to bring, where to stay, and (in my case) where to eat, flood your mind, and suddenly the "minute" details such as passports, visas, and currency fall by the wayside. Before you find yourself without money or stuck in a foreign country with no way home (I would say without speaking the language, but I know you would be wise enough to prepare yourself with Mango Languages before you go), be sure to follow these tips for traveling abroad from the U.S. Department of State:

1. Sign passport and fill in emergency information2. Leave copies of itinerary and passport data page with a trusted person at home

3. Check your overseas medical insurance coverage

4. Familiarize yourself with local conditions and laws

5. Take precautions to avoid being a target of crime

6. Know your emergency contacts, both at home and abroad (U.S. Embassies and Consulates)

These tips are not meant to scare you or deter you from traveling abroad. They are simply to keep you in the know and provide you with the tools to ensure a safe, stress free vacation. For further information on any of the above items, please visit the official U.S. Department of state website. So be sure to plan ahead, prep with Mango, and most importantly of all, HAVE FUN!

What are some of your best travel tips when prepping for a vacation, either domestic or international?

Topics: Language Learning and Culture

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