American author, Mark Twain once said, “twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn’t do than by the ones you did do.” His words on travel are wise in the sense that one needs to explore in order to find self-fulfillment. At Global Travel Plus, we think they are wise for another reason. You could be disappointed if you don’t properly prepare for your journey. For many travellers, disappointment can be certain if the tips in this article are ignored.
1. Be informed about your destination
Did you know that in Singapore you can be arrested for feeding pigeons? Or that it is illegal to run out of gas on the German autobahn? Other than odd laws, social customs, political atmosphere, and public health issues can play a detrimental role in defining your travel experience. Luckily, Global Travel Plus is ready 24/7 to provide you with all of the pre-trip information you need to have a safe and smooth trip!
2. Pack a travel first aid kit
Wherever you travel, but especially when travelling internationally, a travel first-aid kit is an absolute must! If you experience a mild injury abroad, it can be very cumbersome to track down the supplies you need. Packing a travel sized first aid kit before travel and keeping it handy is one of the best ways to adequately prepare for an emergency on the fly.
3. Get your vaccines
Travelling without vaccinations can be like playing football without shin guards. Even the best and fastest strikers can get tackled! If your body is not accustomed to foreign germs, traveling unprotected could go so far as to put your life at risk. Again, Global Travel Plus’s Pre-Trip Assistance service will tell you exactly what to expect and what vaccinations you need.
4. Get Travel Assistance
If you want true peace of mind when travelling, coverage for emergency assistance cannot be ignored. Serious injury or health complications are surprisingly common while travelling. Injuries such as broken bones can make it nearly impossible to travel and might cause you to miss your return flight. Global Travel Plus will pay for your own private air ambulance if need be and can get you back home in comfort no matter what the cost. Global Travel Plus has no limits on costs and no exclusions on locations, pre-existing conditions, adventurous sports and activities, and alcohol consumption. The company also provides many other services that are equally helpful such as lost documents and luggage assistance, interpreter and legal referral, return of vehicle and much more.
5. Be Excited!
Visiting a new country can be daunting, but with the necessary precautions and cautious planning, discovering the world will be a smooth and enlightening experience. Travel is what you make it, and if you tuck your fears in a bottle and throw it away, you too will find that, 20 years from now, you won’t be disappointed!
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