There are certain things that have to be kept in mind to ensure that the trip remains a memorable experience. Keep the below mentioned things as a rule of thumb and enjoy a hassle free trip.
Know the place and people
A little research on the place will help to a great deal in making the trip safe and comfortable. Search on the internet and find some information regarding the climate, culture, beliefs, traditions, places and people over there. These will help you to plan and pack properly for the trip. You will also not miss out any tourist hotspot on your itinerary. You can apparently work a little to know the language of the place so that you do not feel lost.
Before you pack your luggage and end up stuffing unnecessary things in your bag, you need to know little things about packing. Traveling is for recreation and enjoyment purpose. You do not want to ruin your vacation looking after your luggage or bearing it all the way. The lighter you are on the luggage, the more you will enjoy the trip.
Important things like passports, medication, paperwork and tickets have to be checked before leaving. You have to pack your luggage as closely as you can in order to reduce the weight. Always keep an extra bag if you are planning to shop. Arrange your luggage in such a way that things you want can be found easily and you do not have to pull out everything. Remember not to carry valuable items that are not required on the trip. You may regret losing them.
Keep the first aid and medications
If you are undergoing some medication for some ailment, you must buy enough for the trip and keep it with yourself. Older people if accompanied on a trip should consult a doctor before the trip to ensure that they are in a good shape to pursue the trip and any medical complications do not arise while on the trip.
It is advisable to keep a first aid box with you stuffed with all the necessary items like antiseptic lotion, band aids, cotton, medicines for nausea, food poisoning and antacids, etc., it is useful in case of any injury during the trip.
Get your visa and passport renewed
This is one of the many things that people take for granted. They take the matter too lightly and give little consideration to it. You should compulsorily check if the validity of the passport remains till the duration of the trip. Laws differ in different countries and the responsibility falls on your part to get it checked that you comply with the rules there. Some countries do not recommend passport for children less than 4 years. Still passports should be acquired to make the process easy and no hassles come your way during the travel. You should keep the documents very safe during the trip and you must keep a soft copy either in your mail or carry copies of the passports.
Eat healthy and stay healthy
Staying fit and healthy during the trip is the key to enjoy the trip. For this, you have to choose wisely regarding what you are eating and where you are eating. Always drink lots of water to save yourself from dehydration. You should pack snacks and fruits to relieve your hunger during the trip. Prefer a vegetarian diet during the travel and avoid spicy food unless you are used to it. Do eat at good places which appear hygienic and avoid drinking tap water.
Stay on watch
In a foreign country, while you are busy enjoying your trip, there are people around you who are watching you to steal away your things. You should be beware of these people and always keep a vigil on your belongings. Do not get into arguments with the local people. Do not trust people over short time during travel and keep all the important things like money and passports with you always. Do not bring any valuable items on your trips. Traveling on a vacation is purely fun, just you need to take care of little things.