Before leaving home:
- Make alternate arrangements for all household
chores (i.e.mail, newspapers, pets and plants).
- Pack lightly and accordingly to destination.
Always take half the amount of things you think you need.
- Make photocopies of your passport and other
traveling documents and keep them separately. When traveling for
a long period of time it is a good idea to also leave a photocopy
with a trusted family member or friend in case of emergency.
- If possible do some research on your destination
and airports used (i.e. various terminals).
- Always arrive at the airport with a comfortable
amount of time to
check-in & relax before departure (why stress yourself before
leaving?). This is most important during peak traveling seasons.
- Always carry a change of clothing & toiletries
in carry-on to ease the burden of lost or misplaced luggage on
- Bring regular medications and prescriptions,
in their original containers. Be aware that some over the counter
medications like antihistamines for allergies may be illegal in
the country of your destination and could be confiscated on arrival.
On the plane:
- Drink plenty of water before and during long
flights to reduce in-cabin dehydration & headaches. Try to
avoid caffeine & alcohol as they are twice likely to dehydrate
you while flying.
- Don't stay seated for the entire flight, (except
if advised to do so for security reasons) try to move and stretch
yourself at least every hour.
- The airline staff is there to help and answer
any question that you might have do not be shy.
- Do not forget that you are a guest at your destination
and as such you should act accordingly (i.e. habits, costumes
- If traveling for a long period of time or a
period of conflict register with your embassy or consulate.
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