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Peace of mind

Safe travel guide

  1. Keep all medications in their original container to prevent confusion when entering a new country.

  2. Take a photo of your passport, visa, vaccine certificates, U.S. embassy information, etc. to keep in your Google Drive or email to a trusted family member or friend.

  3. Complete your money exchange in the United States with a local bank or credit union.

  4. Be wary of public Wi-Fi. When you access it, hackers may be able to steal your sensitive data such as passwords and credit card numbers. We recommend installing VPN software on your computer and smartphone to protect your data before traveling.

  5. Buy a door jammer for your hotel rooms.

  6. Consider buying a money belt to keep your money secure from pickpockets.

Travel tips

Travel supply checklist

  • Water purification chemicals and filters

  • Sun protection (wide-brimmed hat, sunscreen lotion, etc.)

  • Insect protection (mosquito netting, mosquito repellent, etc.)

  • Plug adapters

Where to shop for travel supplies

REI has great travel supplies. See our recommendations by clicking the link below. And we really like Lonely Planet travel guides. 

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REI water purifiers, insect repellent & sun protection


Lonely Planet travel guides

Don't forget about travel insurance

Travel Insurance can help you in the event that your trip gets cancelled. Depending on which coverage you select, it can also help you if you get sick or hurt while traveling abroad. Generali is a good company that we recommend. They have been around for decades and are very reliable.

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