The holiday season is here and many people are traveling to see loved ones or visit favorite places. Some will receive airline tickets as a present and may be taking their first overseas trip. Travel is easy for most Americans. A passport is needed for travel out of the country. Visas are necessary for Americans to enter many foreign countries, just as visitors from other countries must obtain visas to enter the States.
One important tip for inexperienced travelers is to prepare a small health kit. There aren’t specific guidelines for what to include, as individual needs vary. Just think about what you might need for routine care, such as aspirin, band-aids, or sterile hand wash. Experts stress that you take only the prescription medications needed for the time you expect to be gone, keep them in the original containers, and keep all medications with you rather than packing them in your luggage. [Read more…]