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Travel Tips for Student Travel
By: Carina on 7/11/2012 2:05:25 AM Category: Travel Notes
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As you travel, these are vital tips that you must have with you. Ensure you pack exactly what you will use for your trip. Ensure that the clothes you carry are appropriate for the weather conditions in your destination. Instead of folding the clothes, try rolling them up as this will greatly reduce the creases

 Before You Go

Before you go, learn about the local laws and customs of the countries you're visiting, especially those concerning drinking age, drugs and curfews. You are not immune to a country's laws just because you're a visitor, and you can be arrested. Pack a simple first aid kit with bandages, antibiotic cream and pain relievers. It's a good thing to have "just in case." And tell your trip leaders about any medications you're taking. Give your parents the phone and fax number of your hotel, the cell phone numbers of the chaperones and a full itinerary of your trip. If anything changes during the trip, e-mail your parents immediately with the new info. Pack all valuables, medications, travel documents and passport in your carry-on bag. Occasionally checked luggage gets lost at airports, so you want to have your important items on you.

 

 While You're There

 Do not carry all your cash at once, especially if all you need is enough to buy lunch and a few sodas. And keep your wallet in a zippered pocket, preferably inside your jacket. If you need to exchange money in a foreign country, only use authorized vendors like banks. Don't be flashy. Wear an old, inexpensive watch and leave the bling at home. You don't want to be a walking target for thieves. If you bring a fancy digital camera or an MP3 player, don't flaunt them. When you check in at your hotel, grab a card from the counter with the hotel's name, address and phone number on it. Keep this card on you at all times. Look both ways before crossing the streets. Yes, you've heard that a billion times, but you'll be surprised how easy it is to step into oncoming traffic in foreign countries, especially the ones where they drive on the other side of the road. Travel with a buddy at all times and never wander off alone from the group. Be respectful around, and ask permission before taking photographs of, churches, mosques, temples, synagogues and other religious sites. Also, ask permission before taking photographs of government buildings and military installations. In some countries you can be detained for taking a picture of the wrong building. Talk to your trip leader or to a travel agent about types of food or beverages to avoid, and don't buy food from street vendors.

 It is necessary for you to make a good preparations for your trip. With all these in mind, you will have a more smooth and pleasant journey when aboard.

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