Remember a little while back when I posted 5 International Travel Tips over on Meet Me in Paradise (refresh your memory here)? Well, since then, I’ve thought of some more. Here they are:
1. If you’re visiting somewhere that’s known for its pick-pockets, wear a cross-body purse. It’s harder to get off you, which makes you less of a target for purse-snachers. Gents, put your wallet in your front pocket instead of a back one. Losing your wallet is abroad really sucks. Trust me, I’ve been there.
2. If you, like most of my readers, are an American, you should be warned that your phone might not work abroad. If it does, it’s probably going to be really expensive. It’s definitely worth calling your cell phone company before your trip so you know what your options are. If in doubt, keep your cell phone on airplane mode so that you’re not constantly using data.
3. You may need an adapter to plug in your electronics. This is something that didn’t occur to me before my first trip abroad. I recommend that you research the voltage and outlets and consider getting an adapter before you go. Nice hotels will often loan you one in a pinch.
So that’s 8 tips in total. If you have one that I left you, please leave it in the comments!