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Traveling is one of my favorite things to do. It’s not always easy, though. Here are some of the best and worst experiences I’ve had while traveling outside the US:


There are a lot of great things about traveling to a new place. You get to see new things and meet new people. Traveling to a new place is also a great way to learn about other cultures, which is especially helpful if you’re going somewhere that’s very different from where you live.

It’s exciting! If you’re thinking about traveling outside the US, consider these suggestions so that your experience will be as positive as possible:

Happy caucasian woman traveller in airport terminal with luggage

1. Make sure you carry enough cash with you to cover any unexpected expenses like bus fares or food costs while on your trip (this doesn’t mean carrying a lot- just enough for one day). 2. It’s also important to bring some snacks from homes, such as granola bars or trail mix, just in case there are no stores nearby where you’re staying.

3. Try not to pack too much luggage when traveling internationally because airlines usually charge by weight, which can get expensive if you have a lot of stuff. 4. If possible, plan your trip well enough in advance so that any necessary vaccinations are given before the departure date – this will save time at the airport and prevent any last-minute panic attacks! 5. Make sure to check with local authorities about visa requirements for entry into their country; some countries require travelers to obtain visas prior.


Traveling outside the US can be expensive.

You may have heard both sides of this story, but it’s true. If you travel to places like Europe, Asia or South America, things are more expensive. This is especially true when it comes to food and drinks as well as activities such as tours and museums.

Traveling outside the US can be stressful.

Even if you do your research ahead of time, there are still many things that can go wrong while traveling abroad: your flight might get delayed; your taxi driver could take a shortcut which results in getting lost, or perhaps there will be an earthquake while you’re visiting Japan (not sure if that’s happened before). In any case, just remember that stress does not always equal danger most people survive foreign travel unscathed!

Travel is awesome!

Woman traveling inside the tram

Travel is awesome! You get to see new places, meet people from different cultures and backgrounds, and eat food from around the world. But it’s not all fun and games. Many challenges come with traveling as well. Here are some of our favorite experiences we’ve had while traveling outside of the United States:

  • In Thailand, we got to visit a Buddhist temple where you could pay money to have monks bless your feet with their hands (it was creepy)
  • While in Costa Rica, I went zip-lining through a rainforest and it was one of my favorite things ever
  • When I traveled through Europe by myself, I learned how to speak basic Portuguese while staying in Lisbon for two weeks


Traveling is one of the best things you can do. It opens your mind, gives you new perspectives on life, and helps you grow as a person. However, it also has its downsides. There are times when things go wrong, whether due to bad weather or other unexpected circumstances that may cause you some headaches during your trip. The key is being prepared for anything so that these situations don’t ruin your experience!