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Pre-Trip Planning: Things to do before travelling abroad


If you’re travelling abroad, then there are a few things that you need to do before leaving. These include checking the weather forecast for your destination and packing accordingly, visiting the doctor and making sure your vaccinations are up-to-date, and buying travel insurance. 

All these steps will help ensure you’ll be able to enjoy yourself without worrying about anything else when you arrive at your destination!

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Check the weather forecast. 

It’s essential to check the weather forecast for your destination before you leave. Checking the weather will help you pack appropriately and give you an idea of what to expect when you arrive. For example, if you’re going somewhere warm, you’ll need to pack sunscreen, shorts, and a swimsuit. On the other hand, if you’re going somewhere cold, you’ll need to pack a coat, boots, and gloves.

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Visit the doctor

It’s also essential to visit the doctor before you leave. Seeing a doctor before you go is especially true if you’re travelling abroad for an extended period. You’ll want to make sure that your vaccinations are up-to-date, and you may also need to get some additional medications depending on where you’re going. It’s also a good idea to bring along a copy of your medical records in case you need them while you’re away. And don’t forget to pack any prescription medications that you might need!

visit a doctor

Hire a house sitter 

Hiring a house sitter is a good idea if you’re going on a long trip. This way, you can be sure that your home will be taken care of while you’re gone. You may want to ask the person who is house-sitting for your pet if they are comfortable doing so, and make sure to leave them a key to your home.

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Get all your documents ready. 

To avoid delays when you arrive at your destination, it’s a good idea to prepare all your documents. The papers may include your passport, visa (if necessary), tickets, and proof of insurance. It’s also a good idea to make copies of these documents and store them in a safe place. That way, if anything happens to your original documents, you’ll still have them!

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Hire a pet sitter 

If you have a pet, make sure to hire a good pet sitter before leaving. You’ll want to find somebody who is comfortable caring for your animal, and it’s also a good idea to ask them if they can come by twice per day to feed your pet. If you’re going somewhere cold or hot where your cat or dog cannot go with you, then be sure that the person taking care of them has access to an air-conditioned area or warm place! Finally, be sure to check out Cat Hotel to book your fluffy friends. 

cat hotel

Clean your house 

One of the last things you’ll want to do before leaving for your trip is to clean your house. This way, you won’t have to worry about coming home to a mess! You may want to hire a professional cleaner or ask a friend or family member if they can help you out. It’s also essential to ensure that all of your appliances are turned off and unplugged and that all of your windows and doors are locked.

By following these tips, you’ll be able to relax and enjoy your trip without any worries!

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Thanks for taking the time to read my blog. I hope this post has given you the information you need. If you have any recommendations, tips or advice, I would love for you to share them in the comment section below!

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