Traveling overseas can be a stressful experience. There are people who will rudely close the door, denying you service because of the way you look. There are others who won’t wait to be greeted, perhaps rudely, perhaps theatrically – but in general, people are helpful.
That being said, sometimes people aren’t so helpful. It can be disconcerting, when you’re in a foreign country, to find that people won’t wait for you in a cafe or restaurant. Or, even worse, when they won’t accept credit cards.
Cards are fabulous weapons to use in the right circumstance. But not in every situation. In certain places, it’s best not to rely on them. And if you’re not using a credit card, it’s best to bring cash.
It’s easy to stay in a bad mood when you’re in a foreign country because you might be thinking things like, “Where is my wallet?” or, “What splash of color is this?”
In your bad mood, you’re probably thinking, “Where’s my home?”
It might be a good idea to bring a little bit home with you, even if you have to bring it on a plane. Keep a picture of you and your loved ones and your house and bike on your travel menu. Keep a little memento of your journey with you too.
If you bring a little memento, it helps you to fill in the time until you return. You also avoid the feelings of temporality that travel brings.
Follow the rules on your travel menu. Do not, cannot and will not. Never hitchhike. Do not accept rides from strangers. It’s also a good idea to name and address your hotel in a country with an international airport. If you wish to visit friends and family, you should find the contact information of your host and Stark as soon as possible. It will help keep them from trying to contact you halfway around the world. They can also be contacted if you report them.
If circumstances prevent you from returning to the US, you have a couple of options. You can leave the US and go back, go international or enter through another country’s entrance. You should know about the time zone of the country you enter and make sure you get out before sunset.
Always travel with somebody close. You should also bring a photo with you, wherever you go. This lets people see your injuries and pain so that they will less fearful than if you were alone. These are the types of precautions that you should take whenever you travel. It will help you to be comfortable for your entire vacation or work trip.
Traveling with someone when you travel is safer than traveling on your own. You have to be aware at all times that strangers can be dangerous. If you can, share an apartment or a hotel room with a friend or relative that you know. You should not travel on your own as safest.
Don’t put yourself in a position where you’re wandering off on your own. Always stop at a pedestrian crossing in the middle of the street if there is two-way traffic. Watch for cars as well. Plan your route so that you return to your office on time. You shouldn’t have to worry about missing your flight. If something happens, the airline will cover the cost of a replacement flight.
Instead of staying on the airplane for the long haul, try going halfway back to your home. That way you have the element of being able to walk to your office and go to lunch at work. You can still be home with your family and loved ones at the end of your vacation if you want to. If you do not feel like going back, stay near your home until you return home.