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Traveling When Older – How To Be Comfortable

Chatrapati Shivaji Terminus earlier known as Victoria Terminus in Mumbai, India. Ninght panorama

Travel, no matter where and when or for what purpose, is very exciting, but you can’t forget about all the things you must consider, as you are preparing for a trip. If you are going abroad, there are cultural issues to consider, including culture shock and others. With tips like these, you can will be better prepared for successful and fun travel.

If you are traveling to Europe with electronic gadgets, remember that
the voltage for household outlets is going to be different than in North
America. This means that you’ll either need to bring a converter so that you
can plug American goods into European power, or find appliances that can handle
a range of voltages.

If you are traveling into a malaria-prone area, in addition to
anti-malaria pills, bring a mosquito net or find a room with a large
ventilation fan. The net is best as it can almost completely stop mosquitoes
from getting to you at night. The fan works because mosquitoes cannot fly as
well into the wind, but it is not fool-proof.

To simplify the packing process, try to pack clothing in only one or two
colors. For example, you could pack only blue and khaki skirts and pants and
only shirts that are shades of blue and khaki. This technique ensures that
everything you pack coordinates with everything else, so you will never have a
problem finding something to wear on your trip.

India

In countries that you travel to, be aware of the cultural view of how
questions are answered. In some places, especially India and Asia, it can be
considered very rude to tell someone that you don’t know the answer to their
question. Others may simply answer “yes” to any question asked in
English. Pay attention to doubtful body language.

Traveling safely and with all the considerations that are important, in
mind, relies on your ability to prepare the right way, even for those cultural
differences you will encounter. As you prepare for a trip, no matter where you
plan to go, make sure that you read these tips to start.