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Questions to Ask Yourself Before You Travel

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Traveling can be stressful, especially when you are visiting abroad or have a large family to organize. You should always create a checklist for your trip and ensure that you have ticked off all the necessities before you travel. To check that you are prepared for your trip, here are some questions that you should ask yourself before dashing to the airport.
Do I have the correct insurance?
You should always make sure that you have the correct insurance before you travel. This includes travel insurance to protect yourself against injury and cancellations whilst you are abroad, especially if you are traveling outside of the USA.
However, it is not just travel insurance that you need before you travel. Although the majority of holidays pass without a hitch, it is important that you take out life insurance before you travel to ensure that your family is protected. Many life insurance companies will ask where you intend to travel when you fill out your application, and can potentially decline to offer you insurance if you are visiting a potentially dangerous area against US government advice. To compare quotes on life insurance, visit for the latest quotes and to find the best life insurance for you.
Do I need a Visa?
Americans can travel to 166 countries visa-free, and US citizens have one of the strongest passports in the world. However, if you are traveling to a country for which you are unable to get visa-free entry, you should ensure that you apply for this visa in plenty of time before your travel in case of any problems. You will need a visa for countries such as China. However, you will be able to get a Visa to enter some of these countries on entry into the country rather than beforehand (e-visas).
Is my Passport Valid?
If you are over the age of 16, your passport is valid for 10 years after you first invest in it. However, for many countries, your passport will need to be valid for 6 months after you plan to leave the country, and so it is of vital importance that you always check your passport’s validity before you travel.
Have I got the Correct Inoculations?
You should always check US departmental advice on vaccinations before you travel abroad, and many countries will want you to take the certification with you to ensure that you have had the vaccines required. You will need all of your routine vaccinations, and some countries require you to have additional vaccines such as hepatitis A and B, measles and typhoid, for example.

Then, if you are thinking of traveling abroad, you should ensure that you are prepared for your trip by investing in the essentials. From checking that you have the correct inoculations to your passport validity, you can ensure that your trip will run as smoothly as possible and that you remain safe whilst abroad. In addition to this, you should always check US government advice before you travel.


  1. This is very helpful information. I've always wanted to vacation abroad, but I haven't had the chance yet. When I do start to plan a trip, I'll be sure to keep all of this info in mind. Thanks!

  2. Those are good tips. Im not much of a travel person due to anxiety but i wont forget these tips for sure. Im hoping for my 30th wedding anniversary to go bk to the Cayman island where we went on r honeymoon

    1. That would be wonderful! Im closing in on 30 myself.


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