Your First Trip Overseas: Honing the Right Mindset in 7 Easy Steps

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Excited about your first trip across the border? You should be, because it’s going to be the kind of experience you remember for the rest of your life. However, you should bear in mind that there’s a right and a wrong way to travel abroad and it’s all about your mindset. Lucky for you, we’re here with tips on how to achieve the right attitude while traveling. 1. Things are nothing like at home This bears repeating into infinity: your first time traveling overseas is going to cause culture shoc … [Read more...]

The Ultimate Guide to Your First Trip Abroad

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Planning Planning for a first time traveling overseas may seem like a daunting task, but it’s not, once you break it all down to a few very basic questions and possible answers. Here are all the essentials you will need to consider: Where do you want to go? ·         Africa Great for: wildlife tours, the most ancient cultural heritage in the world (think ‘cradle of civilization’), incredibly rich cultural diversity. Watch out for: endemic violence, horrible infrastructure, diseases. ·   … [Read more...]

My First International Trip

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Languages My first trip overseas.  My first trip to a country that doesn’t speak English.  My first time abroad.  My first time to see what I’ve been missing all my life.  My first trip out of my home state.  My first time finding adventure in travel and languages and new cultures and ways of seeing my country from other’s perspective. My first international trip was to France, Switzerland and Italy. In Switzerland everyone spoke English. In Italy my high school Spanish was close enough. An … [Read more...]

First Trip Abroad: What to Expect

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If you haven’t experienced the joys of overseas travel you may be somewhat apprehensive about what you are expected to do and when during the trip. This is primer. #1. Visas. To determine whether or not you will need a visa go to the website of consulate of the destination country. You can usually access it through the country’s embassy. Or you can call the consulate. The website will give you all of the information and forms you require. Typically, you fill out a form, print it, attach one o … [Read more...]