When you are first diagnosed with a illness or travel to a new country for the first time, there is a lot of information you need to take into consideration. Here are some pieces of advice to help you get the most out of your travels:
- Get informed! itineraries and hotels can change constantly, so be sure to check the website or other source before arrival to ensure you are getting the right deal.
- Save your money! When traveling cross-country for the first time, you are likely to spend more money on food and beverage than you would if you were living locally. To avoid spending more money on unknown attractions and services, shop around and find an airport or Destination IQ partner that can help save you money.
- Be flexible! Just as with anything else, change your plans until the last minute to account for assorted delays, traffic, and other mishaps.
- Take along your passport! If you are traveling internationally, your passport will be needed to arrange transportation, access to public transportation, and other important rites of passage.
- Make time for travel! When you are squeezed for time, make time for your Dreams of Adventure travel journal to document your experiences and memories. This way, you will have a lasting reminder of what you have tasted and experienced.
- Get Enough sleep! When you are flying, being up and preparing for the flight often takes up more than your normal Thursday night. Make sure that you have enough sleep to feel refreshed and alert the next morning.
- Behavior modifiers! If you are new to the country, be sure to take time to learn the local culture and speak with people in order to have a better understanding of your surroundings. Be respectful to your fellow citizens and remember that everyone is different and there is no single answer to everyone’s travel advice mutual respect and communication are key to good travel experiences.