The Ultimate Travel Guide For First Time Travellers

Whether you’re backpacking, visiting family abroad, or going on tour for the first time, we know it can be just as daunting as it is exciting.

We understand the excitement, fear, happiness, curiosity, and pure joy that travel can incite. To help those who have little to no experience travelling abroad, we’ve put together this guide to make your first big adventure abroad an easy one!

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Why did we write this guide?

There is an infinite amount of travel information, advice, tips and tricks, and must-do lists out there for those making their first trip overseas – but it can be hard to find all of that in one place. We have taken all the information, tips, and hints, and boiled it down to these pages.

Who is this guide for?

This guide is for travellers with little or no experience travelling abroad. It is helpful for people travelling domestically and internationally, with a focus on cultural differences, language barriers, and border crossings. Bookmark this page, and read at your leisure!

How much of this guide should I read?

We would suggest reading the whole thing! Between everyone at TourRadar, we have decades of on-the-road experience, and we have collated all the ideas and concepts that will make your time travelling as enjoyable and stress-free as possible. Collectively, our team have travelled to every continent on earth, have worked as tour guides, tour managers, hostel staff, been on cruises, flown on private jets, and lived out of a bag – and we have combined all of these experiences into this essential guide.

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Chapter 1: Pre-departure Essentials (Organizing Your Paperwork)

Chapter 2: Getting Familiar with Your Destination

Chapter 3: Staying in Touch and Staying Safe

Chapter 4: Packing, Airports, and Flying, Oh My!

Chapter 5: Enjoying and Documenting Your Travels

Chapter 6: Your Essential Travel Checklist