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Tips To Choose Destination For First Trip Abroad

21 May 2012 No Comment

Tips To Choose Destination For First Trip Abroad – The first time is always the hardest. If you’ve never had the chance to visit another country, then you might be worried how it will be like, or not even sure if you actually want to travel. The thing is that you just have to do it. However there are many people who are unsure about traveling to a foreign country, don’t know where to go or how to start the process. The first time can be daunting. So here are some tips on how to decide on the best destination for your first trip abroad.

1. Consider the Language

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Communication as well as miscommunication when you’re traveling is something you should consider for your first trip abroad. If you’re really concerned about not being able to understand the country’s language, then head somewhere where they speak your language, or where most of the locals working in the tourism industry speak your language. But if you really dreamed of traveling to a country then you try to learn their language. This can be an inspiration for you and it can be a lot of fun.

2. Take Travel Distance Into Account

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If you have only a short time available for your trip, then do not choose far-flung destination for your first time. Long distance travel really is exhausting and not really fun. It might be fine if you’re on a train where you can really have a rest but anyone stuck on a plane for more than a few hours is not very inviting even to be heard. Don’t spoil your trip because you will not be enjoying the trip to the fullest if you are overtired.

3. Relate the Trip to Hobby or Passion

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A great focus for a trip abroad can be tied to a hobby or passion you have. This should guarantee that you’ll be interested in what you see and do. For example, if you’re a motor racing fan, plan a trip to coincide with a Formula 1 race in Spain, Singapore or Malaysia. If history’s your thing, head for a country with fantastic museums like France or England.

4. Don’t Overboard Big Budget

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People who haven’t traveled much planning trips often tend to think they need to spend a whole lot of money to guarantee a good trip, which is not true. Perhaps your company puts you up in a five-star hotel when you travel to the next city for business, but that doesn’t mean you have to pay those kind of rates when you travel for pleasure. You can get a lot more out of staying at a three-star, locally-run hotel. Which is better value for money, more contact with the local culture and seriously more fun.

5. Book Ahead

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If you are not an experienced traveler or backpacker, it is not suitable for you to show up somewhere and start looking for somewhere to stay, and it can be a bit stressful at times. For your first big trip abroad, choose a destination where booking your accommodation ahead of time is both practical and easily done. But leave some free days to be spontaneous, at least with your daily sightseeing.

Source: Vagabondish

 

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