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5 Must Have Travel Essentials.

Go! The Adventure Awaits.

Once you've accomplished

It's time for Step 3: Go! The Adventure Awaits.

Here's where you'll find out the five essentials every traveler needs (especially first time travelers) no matter the destination. If you haven't done it yet, now is the time to confirm your travel reservations (go here for awesome student discounts), book a fun tour and make sure you understand the ins and outs of your rail pass.

DREAM. PLAN. GO!

"He who is outside his door has the hardest part of his journey behind him.”

- Dutch Proverb

Must Have Travel Essentials

Be Flexible.

Plan for delays. You might decide to stay an extra day or add another excursion. Try not to get upset if things go wrong. Patience and flexibility are vital when traveling.

MAKE A LIST.

A few weeks before your trip, make a list of items you don’t want to forget. I’ve learned that when I think of something, I need to write it down. Grab the "Pack Less. Travel More." packing guide for help.

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LEARN A Few PHRASES

A simple “Please,” “Thank you,” and “I’m sorry” in the local language goes a long way. I also like to learn the word for wine and coffee, but that’s just me. Rocket Languages has everything you need.

Sarongs can be used as a wrap when you are cold, a towel, a curtain, or a piece of clothing that can be worn dozens of different ways. Solid colors are great, but if you want something that stands out, I love this sarong.

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ALWAYS BUY TRAVEL INSURANCE

A medical emergency can wipe out your savings — or even worse. We use and trust Allianze Assistance for travel insurance.

If you are new to planning international travel, check out my travel planning course. I'll show you how to crack the travel planning code one step at a time. 

Why Travel?

Travel is an adventure. Whether you’re traveling for business, on a one-week family holiday, or have sold everything to pursue a life on the road, traveling can make you a happier person by building self-confidence, providing new experiences and memories, breaking routine and allowing you to meet people from all over the world. It starts with a dream, and a passion to go. The Dream. Plan. Go! Mini Travel Planning Course will help ignite the dream, map out the plan and find the gear to go wherever your travel dreams take you.
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