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    Tosin Ayedun
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    So, you have given in to the urge to leave your comfort zone and travel to place you have never been to. As a first time traveler, you should have enough information to make your first trip less stressful and an enjoyable experience.
    Here are few helpful tips

    • Do adequate research of your desired destination. This can’t be overemphasized. Different places have different rules and culture. Is it a conservative country? What is the current weather condition? Read up on the destination to avoid unnecessary hassle.

    • Read up on safety tips. This is self-explanatory. You have to learn how to stay alert and be aware of your surrounding in a strange place. You can narrow down your exposure to volatile destinations by researching safe places to visit.

    • Pack properly. This includes packing the right attires for the weather condition, comfortable shoes, a good backpack, allergy medications, antibiotics and other essentials. Also, try to pack light.

    • Make sure you have photocopies of your travel documents. Your passport or visa can go missing at any time. You have to be prepared by having backups.

    • You should inform your bank about your travel plans. This is to ensure that your account doesn’t get restricted from performing transactions when the bank notices the use of your credit cards in a foreign country. You really don’t want to be stranded in a foreign country without access to cash.

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