Travelling abroad is one of the luxuries we are all given that everyone needs to experience at least once in their lifetime. It is one thing to do a cross country road trip with your friends when you were in university, but there’s a whole different magic about strapping on a backpack, booking a 14 hour plane ride involving multiple transfers, and experiencing the cultures of somewhere thousands and thousands of miles from home. If you haven’t done it yet, put it on your list of things to do before you die and keep these tips in mind for when the time comes.
Pick a Destination that You Will Enjoy and Be Comfortable
With so many different cultures, cuisines, art, museums, history, etc. it is absolutely crucial you pick a destination that has what you want. If you are more into food, being exotic, and trying new things then Latin America or Asia might be a good place to check out. If you fancy the arts, museums, architecture, and the likes then perhaps Europe would be more suited for you.
Finding the Right Deals
When it comes to traveling abroad it can be pretty pricey if you don’t know what you are doing. First things first, check all of the airline companies to see which seem to have the best rates for the areas you will be traveling. Some airlines like Emirates offer additional discounts through Groupon.com. You can also make package deals for your hotel through Emirates and save even more and possibly get discounts if you book multiple tickets through them with their rewards program.
Plan Your Itinerary
This may sound like a no brainer for many, but it’s surprising how many people think they can head out with a ticket and everything will just happen. It is true that this is possible, but if you want to enjoy it, plan! Decide which places you MUST see and some restaurants you really want to try. With the number of online travel and review sites available, you can find great suggestions well in advance of your arrival!