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Pre-Departure Travel with Airhub Language, Culture, and Learning

Welcome to the Airhub trip series!

We'll go over every phase of the travel adventure in this series of long-form posts, getting you ready for your next trip.

Whether it's your first trip or your hundredth, we strive to provide you with some insight into the dos and don'ts of travel.

Overview

We're going to concentrate on the pre-departure aspect of travel today. Learning about the nation you'll be visiting the language and the culture is especially important.

We strive to provide you with a thorough international travel checklist that will keep you informed and current while visiting other nations.

Today's travel plans include the following:

Understanding the Language

When you want to travel overseas, learning the local language is one of the most important things you can do to make your life easier.

Here are some recommendations to help you adjust when you arrive in the majority of countries you want to visit that do not speak your native language:

Is this a solo trip?

We understand how hard learning a new language can be. However, there may be a chance for you to share that burden.

Consider who will accompany you on this journey. You can explain your degree of comfort and ask for their assistance in learning the language if you're travelling with a partner, spouse, parent, guardian, friend, or another family member.

Determine who is more at ease in the other language among yourself, your family, and your friends. Whoever is more fluent should be in charge of the following:

  • Insurance policies for travel
  • Certificate of vaccination (s)
  • boarding ticket (es)
  • Checking into your hotel room
  • Getting in touch with customs and filling out customs forms

If you're traveling alone, think about all the places along the way where you'll need to communicate in another language. You can methodically plan out and identify these roadblocks with adequate preparation time. Listed below are a few examples:

Are you able to give the authorities access to your crucial documents? A passport number, expiration date, or driver's licence number, for example.

Will you be able to use money and exchange rates correctly in a foreign language? This will assist you avoid incurring additional fees when using debit or credit cards. Prevent theft in some circumstances.

  • Is it possible to get directions or travel advice?
  • Is it possible to place an order for a meal?
  • Is it possible for you to check into a hotel?

When traveling overseas, review the destinations and stops on your entire route and make plans for those instances.

Climate & Weather

Understanding the temperature and climate of the destination you're visiting, as well as the time of year and position in the world, will help you determine the proper apparel and travel requirements.

Is my destination in the Northern or Southern Hemisphere?

The first question you should ask is where the country is located in the hemisphere.

Did you know that seasons in the Northern Hemisphere occur at the same time as seasons in the Southern Hemisphere?

Winter in the United States, for example, corresponds to Summer in Australia.

This is just the beginning. Take some time to read about the climate and weather patterns of the place once you've figured out what season the country is in.

Consider the following scenario:

  • Is the location prone to droughts or wet/rainy seasons?
  • Is there a risk of earthquakes, storms, or tsunamis in the country?
  • Will I spend a lot of time outside?
  • Is it going to be sunny?
  • You can then design your wardrobe accordingly.

 

I'm not sure what I'm going to wear.

Start thinking about what you'll need for your vacation now that you know what the weather conditions will be like.

Consider the following types of events:

  • Formal events such as hiking and swimming
  • Sleeping
  • Streetwear