15 ESSENTIAL Steps to Prepare for International Travel (Especially Long Term Travel!)

15 Essential Steps to Prepare for International Travel
(Especially Long-Term Travel!)

1. Apply for a Visa

2. Practice in new language

3. Get your Vaccines

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4. Fill and Stock up Your Medications

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5. Order foreign currency

6. Double check expiration dates & pins for your credit & debit cards, and set a travel notice

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7. Get Travel Insurance

8. Download and set up an Esim on your phone

9. Make a packing list

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10. Order anything you need for travel

11. Check plug types

12. Setup a VPN

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13. Download shows / movies / books / music & podcasts / road maps / trail maps / etc for offline use

14. Sign up for STEP or with your embassy

15. Set flight alerts, and plan & book your trip!

I hope you found this post helpful for your international travels – or maybe even parts of this blog become your new checklist for travel closer to home! If I left anything out or you have something else you’d like me to write about, let me know in the comments!

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Text reads "15 essential tips for international travel: do these before traveling" over two images. The top image is of a street in Quito Ecuador, and the bottom image is a man at an airport looking at flight arrival signs.

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I’m a travel & outdoors photographer, blogger, and content greator living in the US but you can find me adventuring around the globe! On this blog I share tips to help you improve your photography, inspiration and advice to explore the outdoors, destination guides, travel tips, and more to plan your own adventures!

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