1. Bring along a copy of your passport. 2. Let your credit card company know your travel plans. 3. Bring the necessary charging adaptors for your electronic devices and appliances. 4. Buy tickets for events and places you want to visit in advance. 5. Figure out how you will communicate (international phone plan, SKYPE, international text, etc.) with people at home. www.gailmencini.com
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