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Before You Go

[ 0 ] November 30, 2009 |

There is a lot of planning needed before you go on your grand overseas adventure. Being prepared will take out much of the stress involved in travelling and ensures that your trip runs as smooth as possible and that you get the most out of the experience.

You should begin planning your trip months in advance.  There are so many things to consider including getting the best and cheapest flights which often means booking early, organising visa’s which may take weeks to get approved and getting vaccinations many of which take weeks or months to take effect.  Planning can seem overwhelming and the last thing you want to do is forget anything.  To help in your planning you can download the Travellers Checklist which has a 12month guide for planning a big trip.

Research your Destinations

It’s extremely important when planning your overseas trip to research your destination thoroughly. Collect information from as many resources as possible. Read up on your destination, ask advice from an expert and seek advice from other travellers.

There are many things you need to consider like when to go, where to stay, how you will get around and what things there are to see and do. Don’t forget to take into consideration cultural differences and the health and safety aspects of the destination.

There are many great resources for destination information, including brochures and magazines, numerous travel websites, government websites and reviews/blogs.

You can not underestimate the value of a good travel guide be it for reading up before you go or as your guide while your on the road. There are a huge range of travel guides available from destination specific guides to guides following particular interests such as surfing or photography.

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About onurwaytravel: Colin has been travelling the world with his young family for the past 2 and half years. He runs a couple of websites all revolve around travel, family travel and digital nomadism. His websites include,, and now View author profile.

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