5 Things You Should Travel With
- By Guest Post
- June 17th, 2012
When wanting to get away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life, planning a holiday abroad is highly recommended. Whether a holiday is for a couple of weeks or several months, and whether you visit one place or numerous countries, any time away from your normal routine will allow you to take a breather and return refreshed and invigorated.
It doesn’t matter how long you are planning to go on holiday for; taking necessary items with you is imperative. Although you may want to escape from everyday life and relax or explore your new surroundings, there are many items (such as personal possessions) and other things which should accompany you on your travels:
When travelling to a city which is on the other side of the world, having a credit card will enable you to pay for all types of expenditures. With the exception of a few worldwide currencies, all payments can be made. When travelling to Washington D.C. and you want to stay in a furnished apartment which has all mod cons provided, you can do so and make payments in person.
When travelling abroad, such as to the aforementioned city, you must tell your bank about where you are intending to visit. If you don’t tell them, you will more than likely receive a phone call from your bank about suspicious payments and they may deactivate your credit card while you’re still abroad.
Although this seems rather obvious when going abroad, did you know that when living in the United Kingdom and another country is travelled to (i.e. Scotland), a passport is still needed? As a passport offers instant identification even when holidaying in your native country, it is one of the few universally accepted forms of ID.
Love them or loathe them, a mobile phone offers peace of mind not just personally, but to your loved ones as well. It is difficult to imagine life without a mobile phone when travelling; with a mobile phone, your friends and family can contact you whenever they want to. Similarly, you can also call them when you’re feeling homesick, just as long as you have sufficient credit left or if you haven’t exceeded the number of free minutes that your phone contract allows.
A sizeable suitcase
Although a suitcase seems big enough when packing it at home, you may buy gifts for loved ones or paraphernalia for yourself. By purchasing or taking along a larger suitcase when travelling, you will be able to fit all the extra baggage. However, if you are travelling by airplane, consider the weight limits which each airline company has.
It’s relatively easy to dial emergency numbers in the UK or USA because they are featured prominently in television shows and films that are based in such countries. However, how often do you watch forms of entertainment which are set in a completely different country where the protagonist dials emergency services? By knowing this information before travelling, it will enable you to have a far more enjoyable experience.
Guest Post Author:
This post has been written by Russell Hill from ArtDriver. Russell loves to travel and write about his adventures.
**Photograph “Necessities” by Mfury under Creative Commons Attribution
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