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Planning for Holiday Trip Abroad

>> May 22, 2012

Whether you are planning a trip to Europe or to Australia the planning process is largely the same. For those simply planning a holiday sitting on the beach or for anyone wishing to work their way around the world by volunteering, prior planning can make the difference between success and failure.

Where to Go on Holiday

The most important consideration when planning a holiday is where you want to go. If you are thinking about doing international volunteer work, there are many locations throughout the world. When deciding on where you wish to do your volunteer work, you will need to decide what sort of volunteering you wish to do, any specific places you wish to visit and whether you want to volunteer for an ongoing project or one that will be completed whilst you are there.

If you wish to work with endangered animals, where to go on your trip may be determined by the animals you wish to work with. Those wishing to volunteer with children will be able to choose their location based on their own personal preferences rather than location of those children.

Planning What You Want to Take

When you are looking at your holiday itinerary you can make plans of what to take with you on your holiday. If you are going to be volunteering on your holiday, the type of work you are doing and where you are going may dictate what you pack on your travels. If you were travelling to a Muslim country, it would be advisable for women travellers to pack a headscarf. For those working on building projects on their holidays, you need to pack practical working clothes, suitable for the climate that you will be working in. Make sure that you travel with enough money, or access to money, so that you do not have to put yourself in a situation that could jeopardise your safety.

Staying Safe on Holiday

Whilst you are travelling and volunteering you will want to make sure that you are safe and protected. Before you travel you will need to make sure that all your immunisations and any other vaccinations needed for the country you are travelling to are all up to date. Whilst there, make sure that you always tell someone trustworthy where you are going, who you are with and when you expect to be in your next location. Whilst volunteering, take care not to upset any local customs or traditions.

In conclusion, whilst you are travelling around the world, you should be able to relax and have fun. This can easily be achieved if you have fully planned your trip before taking it. Whether you are planning on being away for a few weeks or a whole year, planning every eventuality that could occur will mean that if anything does happen you will know exactly what to do and how to react. Planning your journey will mean that you have a great holiday.


Dean Aberworth writes regularly on international volunteer jobs for a range of volunteering organisation websites and blogs. Dean has spent many years travelling the world as a volunteer working in many different locations. He now gives advice to would be volunteers on how best to plan their time spent abroad.

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