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Top Tips for Preparing to Travel to Exotic Locations

Hop scotching the globe is a dream that many people who love to travel have in the back of their minds. However, when you are traveling to an exotic location, you need to specifically prepare for the trip. Trust me, traveling to somewhere like Cape Town is not the same as traveling to say Virginia on your vacation. There are many things that you need to do and take into consideration if you want to have a fun, yet safe trip to an exotic locale. Below find some tips for preparing for that trip.

Do Your Research

The first thing you need to do is research the area you are heading to, extensively. What’s the weather like there? Do they accept all major credit cards? Do you need to buy your own water? What should you pack? These are all things that you will need to find out before you buy that plane ticket.

Specific Activities

If you intend to do specific things on your travels, such as visiting the golf courses in Cape Town, then you need to check out the greens fees and what you will need. Do you need to bring your own clubs? Should you reserve tee times at the same time you book your stay and buy your plane ticket? Remember, you’re not going to be right down the street from home. This is another country and you need to be prepared.

What to Wear?

Remember, the weather in other parts of the world could be be completely different from the weather at home. You don’t want to get off the plane only to find you’re wearing a thick sweater and boots and it’s 95 degrees and sunny at your destination. While doing your research, make sure you find out what the weather is in the area you’re travelling to. Make sure that your travel wear matches the temperature so you don’t find yourself freezing or broiling up upon arrival.

What to Pack?

It’s important to have everything you need when heading off to an exotic location. From prescriptions to enough clothes to last your entire trip, you should make a packing checklist and check it twice to ensure you have everything you need. Pack everything so that you don’t have to do without or go out searching for items in a place you know very little about.

These are just a few of the top tips you are going to need to be prepared for vacationing in a foreign land. The last thing you want is to not be prepared. Not only can not being prepared be dangerous in certain instances, it will hamper your ability to have fun as well. Follow these tips and you will have safe and happy travels all around…enjoy your vacation!



  1. Mary Ambrosino says

    I have done this so much that it seems like second nature. Great tips.