Tour Travel Tips - Research
What type of research should
I do before I travel?
- Do some research, learn as much as you can about your
- Check to see what type of weather the area has so you can plan
- Check with the Indian Government concerning safety warnings for Indian tourists
at your destination.
- Find out if you will need a passport to enter the
country. Make sure your passport is up to date and valid. Some countries will
not let you in if your passport will expire within six months of your return
home, extend it, if you are close to expiration.
- Find out if you will need any visas to enter
the country. Check to see what other type of paperwork and documentation you
will need to travel.
- Find out what type of diseases are common to the
area you'll be visiting and take actions to prevent your exposure
to those diseases.
- Find out what types of vaccinations you will need to enter
the country, there may also be medications you'll need to take before,
during and even after your trip.
- Find our what type of electrical outlets the country uses, you may need a special
converter or adapter to use your electrical appliances.
- Check your own
medical coverage to see what type of coverage you'll have when away
from home. Consider purchasing trip insurance.
- Do some research about the costs of local items so you
can set your budget. Don't forget to budget for taxes and tipping, many
governments charge high taxes for travel related services.
- Check the financial
section of your newspaper, they usually post exchange
rates and checking in advance can give you an idea of how much you'll
need to budget.
- Do some research with
Indian Customs to find out what you can take with you and what you may bring
- Build some basic language skills in the local language. Check the dates of local
major holidays, since services may be limited on those dates.
- If you plan on driving,
investigate the local road conditions, laws and other driving
- Most of the world uses the metric system, so try to become familiar with this
system. 1 kilometer = .62 miles so 100 kilometers per hour = 62 miles per