Traveling is exciting, but it can also be overwhelming. This is especially true if you are planning on an international trip. There is a lot that goes into planning and executing a trip like this, whether you are traveling alone or taking the whole family. It doesn’t have to be stressful and overwhelming, however.

Here are a few tips to make your next international vacation a little bit smoother:

-Plan ahead:
In this life it can be difficult to plan too far ahead for vacations. But, when it comes to international travel, plan as far in advance as you possibly can.

-Do Your Research:
Each country has different rules and regulations for entry. Be sure to do your research and check to see if there is anything extra beyond your passport you might need in order to enter the country of your choosing.

-Budget Wisely:
Everything is more expensive than we think it will be, especially on vacation. So, keep that in mind when you are budgeting for food and activities. Try to plan on having more than what you expect to. You wouldn’t want to be caught without money in a strange country.

-Travel Insurance:
Tricare does provide international coverage when you travel. Be sure to log onto their website before you go to get the phone numbers and information you need in case you need any kind of medical care while you are away.

What are your travel tips and tricks?