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Going aboard this summer? Before you leave, make sure you take a look at these tips to make things easier before you go.
Check in with your doctor and insurance carrier.
Before you go, make sure you see your doctor and get all of the vaccinations. Renew essential prescriptions. Also check your medical coverage to see if it covers oversea emergencies.
For backup, bring an extra passport. Another tip, make an electronic copy of your passport that you can store in your email.
Register With Your Embassy
If there’s an issue in the country, this is essential so that our goverment can find you and get you to safety if anything happens. Register when you get to the country.
Money, Money, Money
Look up monetary conversion rates before leaving to get a sense of where the rate is at.
Will My Credit Card Work?
Most European Banks have switched to the secure pin technology. Make sure before you leave that you have an updated credit card.
Have Local Cash
Make sure you go to a bank and get local cash. Some places will not take credit cards such as buses and trains.
Get Tickets For Places You Want To See
If you buy them in advance, you’ll skip lines and get really great deals in the process.
Research Events Before You Go
Get some Guidebooks that have maps and phrases that give you details on certain sites. Also to make sure you’re not missing the best events in the city, do some research.
Bring a charger adapter. A lot of countries have different plug sizes and voltage
You never know what can happen so pack some extra clothes in your carry on bag.