There is a widespread (and erroneous) belief that traveling has to cost a fortune. Let me let you in on a little secret- it doesn’t! I have traveled to 35 countries and besides family vacations as a kid, all on a tight budget. With a bit of finagling, you can save money both by saving hard before your trip as well as watching every euro, lira and rupiah you spend on the road.
Sometimes our holidays may not always go as planned, but one thing is for certain: good planning is key to a good trip, especially when visiting a new country. Whether it’s your first trip abroad or you just need a quick reminder, click through to find out 20 essential things to do before traveling internationally.