How to be a mindful traveler when traveling abroad

    1. Before you go to a new country, do some reading on the country to find out about customs and what is considered appropriate in other countries. What we may think is acceptable here may be considered rude in other countries and vice versa. We recommend Eyewitness Travel Guides which can be found for almost every country in the world.
    2. Be mindful of your attire when traveling abroad. Also, make sure you’re covered up when visiting religious sites.
    3. Patience is key when communicating. Often times people from other countries are very happy to speak with you in English, but remember to be patient!
    4. Know some basic words in the language where you are traveling abroad.
    5. Don’t pick vegetation or touch any works of art or scenery when not necessary.
    6. Reduce your footprint, and don’t litter!
    7. Know the tipping guidelines and follow accordingly.
    8. Have an open mind to new tastes and new experiences
    9. If you’re traveling in a group, be on time!
    10. Most of all, HAVE FUN! Don’t sweat the small stuff, and enjoy the adventure!

We hope our tips for traveling abroad are helpful to you. Of course, if you have any questions at all, contact our office and one of our friendly agents will be happy to assist you