How To Prepare For An International Trip Part 1

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hello my cruising friends and fellow travelers so yeah we've been doing some
international traveling lately and we think this is a good time to share a few
of the tips we've put together as we planned those trips we have about ten
tips total but we'd like to keep these videos short so we're going to split
them into two parts watch for part two next week alright my
friends buckle up because I'm gonna fly through these see what I did there fly
I'm sorry guys I try to be funny I really do no more jokes here we go
number one contact your health insurance provider to see how much and in what
situations they will cover you when traveling abroad depending on where
you're headed you may want to research and invest in travel insurance to fill
in any coverage gaps do it it's not fun I get it but do it anyway be aware that
many health insurance companies particularly United States based
insurers will only cover emergency care abroad if you're a us-based cruise
passenger it is safe to assume your health care coverage will not cover you
on the cruise ship and travel insurance is even more essential we've had
first-hand experience with this and the peace of mind alone is worth the effort
number two renew your passport early the expiration date on your passport can be
a bit misleading while the United States lets you use your passport up to the
expiration date printed on the passport several other countries will not allow
travelers into their country if the passport expires in less than six months
don't take any chances with this savvy travelers renew their passports in
between trips at least eight to ten months before expiration check that date
it's a super easy one to check off the list
number three download Google Translate or another language app to help you
along in foreign countries whether you plan to practice the language in advance
or not language apps are a great way to get extra help when you need it oh and
be sure to download the language pack before you leave home when you still
have Wi-Fi yep can you tell we learned that one the hard way number four when
researching flights check for premium economy or main cabin extra upgrades
these go by different names on each airline and we are not referring to
first or business class unless you can afford it these are seats with extra
legroom and sometimes perks like free alcoholic beverages and premium location
on the aircraft that are located in the main cabin but there are a fraction of
the cost of business or first-class tickets on long trips little perks like
this can make all the difference number five if you're a shopper like me you'll
like this one invest in lightweight four-wheel spinner
luggage this will come in handy at every step of your journey from navigating
through the airport to hoisting your bag overhead in the airplane to navigating
public transportation once you arrive in your destination
I love looking for cool new luggage it's bad folks I have almost as much luggage
as I do shoes almost but anyway you can find great deals at Amazon or discount
stores like TJ Maxx and Ross we have a few in our amazon store you can check
that out just to get you started we'll put a link in the description below ok
that does it for this part see I told you it was going to go fast if you liked
this video you know what to do be sure to come back next week for part two and
please leave your international travel prep tips in the comments below thank
you all so much and until next time we'll see you on the high seas


Ann Campbell · July 31, 2019 at 7:48 am

If an American is on Medicare (65 and older ) nothing is covered overseas, Buy the travel insurance that includes medical.

QualityChildcare1 · July 31, 2019 at 7:48 am

Awesome video I am took notes 📝 Thanks Sherry

Erica Beiler · July 31, 2019 at 7:48 am

Love your shirt!!!!!

Crystal Cruiser Guys · July 31, 2019 at 7:48 am

As always, great tips. Looking forward to part 2. We're flying to Vancouver (from LAX) this September (2019) for an Alaskan adventure! CAN NOT WAIT!

Kristen Clarkin · July 31, 2019 at 7:48 am

If you need to renew your passport and are planning to travel over a busy period like Xmas/New Year and March/Spring Break, make sure you leave lots of time for backlogs. Atleast that seems to happen with the passport offices here in Canada before the winter breaks.

Teresa Houston · July 31, 2019 at 7:48 am

If you are staying in a city in Europe, make sure your accommodations are within 1 block of the metro. You are going to be very tired from walking everywhere; so don’t add a long walk at the beginning or end of the day.

Michael Little · July 31, 2019 at 7:48 am

This is experience from work travel.
Always look at what vaccinations may be required and make sure you are up to date.

Brandie Brand · July 31, 2019 at 7:48 am

Glad you are ok

C Banks · July 31, 2019 at 7:48 am

Look up National Holidays for your destination country; it might effect the opening/closure of sites you wish to visit.

Kate Giella · July 31, 2019 at 7:48 am

My tip: check the voltage for the country you are traveling to. You don’t want to short out/blow a fuse in your hotel with a curling iron etc. the best are ones that have “auto-voltage” ships usually have us and European plugs but still good to keep in mind

Sarah Phillips · July 31, 2019 at 7:48 am

Americans it's a very smart idea to get the passport card to go with your book. That way you can leave the book locked up in your hotel or on the ship and only carry it when you actually need it. It saves wear and tear on it and lessens the chance of it getting lost or stolen.

Sarah's Ideas · July 31, 2019 at 7:48 am

Check out the layover time if your flight itinerary has stops. Some of the layover could be as long as 12 hours or as short as 45 mins. If it’s too long and you plan to get out of the airport that’s ok but if not, you need to wait in the airport for that long. If it’s too short, you might not have time to go to the next terminal or gate of your next flight. You’re also going to be in a new airport (if you’ve never been to that airport), so calculate some time in case you get lost, or need more time to figure out where your next flight will be. Happy traveling!

Sarah Phillips · July 31, 2019 at 7:48 am

Haha you are such a doll Sherry. We love you. Great info as always😂

Captain Mother · July 31, 2019 at 7:48 am

Another tip: Make sure your medical prescriptions are up to date – and double check your destination country rules to make sure you're allowed to bring that Rx into the country.

Vacation Chris · July 31, 2019 at 7:48 am

This channel is the TRUTH!!! Definitely inspires me to create my Travel vids!!! I've been a fan for some years now. Thank you for being so Great!!!

The Very Lazy Travelers · July 31, 2019 at 7:48 am

We have quite a few travels booked for Asia and Europe and really appreciate your vast experience and knowledge in your videos
Thank You so much for the videos

Carolyn Bull · July 31, 2019 at 7:48 am

Watch travel videos (Rick Steeves is a good one) regarding the countries you are going to. Find out a little about the local customs.

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