Friday, 18 January 2013
Do Your Homework—All dream vacations must begin with a little homework. I like to purchase at least one good, comprehensive travel guide to the destination country if I have never been there before. Compare the information found in the book with more updated information that may be found on the Internet. Local conditions can vary significantly from country to country, so make sure you investigate what shots or vaccinations are necessary. I have found that most counties have a travel clinic in their health departments offer that the most cost-effective shots. Check the U.S. State Department travel advisories for recent incidents involving travelers. Ask a person currently living in that country about conditions for travelers. Read Internet sites such as Trip Advisor for ratings of hotels and restaurants.