When travelling in a foreign country there are a few tips and things you should know and do before you go.
You may think that this could be a little over the top planning, but a little planning could save a you a lot of time and hassel while your away, and get you ready for that "i won't happen to me" moment
Below are the 10 things to do before you go from the
"Know before you go"
Foreign & Commonwealth Office Campaign
1 - Check the Foreign & Commonwealth Office- FCO travel advice online at
2 - Get travel insurance and check that the cover is appropriate for the activities that you are doing
3 - Get a good guide book, and get to know your destination - find out local laws and customs
4 - Ensure that you have a valid passport and necessary visas
5 - Check what vaccinations you need a least 6 weeks prior to travel
6 - Check to see if you need to take extra health precautions - click here
7 - Make sure whoever you book throught is ABTA or ATOL protected
8 - Make copies of your passport, insurance policy plus 24-hour emergency number and ticket details - leave copies with you family and friends
9 - Take enough money on your trip and some back-up funds - travellers cheques, sterling or US dollars
10 - Leave a copy of your itinerary and a way of contacting you such as web based e-mail (Hotmail - Yahoo!), with family and friends, and inform them of any changes of your itinerary as soon as possible.