When you travel to other countries, it is not as simple as securing a Visa and passport. Preparations are not limited to purchasing an airline ticket and making hotel reservations. Nomads have to plan ahead and consider various factors even before coming up with an itinerary. There are multiple concerns for frequent travelers.
Safety is primary concern when you travel
The first is safety. Remember that you are in a foreign nation where laws, culture, lifestyle, and practices are very different from your country. Even the local police force may not always be on your side. Know the location of your embassy or consulate. In case of problems, contact your own people right away. Do not antagonize local residents. Be respectful but unyielding. Never be afraid but remain alert all the time. The basic rule is to take care of your valuables and belongings.
Do not flaunt your cash
Bring cash with you at all times but do not flaunt the money in public. Not all restaurants or commercial places accept credit cards so it is better to be prepared for any eventuality. Deposit your money in the safety deposit facility. Do not just leave them in your hotel room. Check your statement online every week just to make sure that there are no falsified charges. Keep all card receipts particularly for big purchases. If you exchange currencies, hold the receipt as well until you have departed from that country. Foreign exchange shops usually accept other major notes other than the US Dollar such as the Euro and Pound Sterling.
Be sure that there are good healthcare facilities
Healthcare is an important concern. Take with you an ample supply of prescription medicine especially for special ailments. These may be hard to find in regions like Africa, Latin America and Asia. However, the most efficient healthcare systems are in countries such as Costa Rica and Thailand. In fact, healthcare has become more accessible due to the widespread practice of medical tourism globally. Here is an additional reminder. See to it that you have the required vaccinations. Inquire from your medical insurance firm if your policy is applicable in other countries particularly for emergency situations.