Sunday, August 9, 2009

10 Tips for Planning a Trip to Bahamas

  • Make sure that you know everything that’ s included when you booking a traveling package. This way you can avoid bad surprises when you get there.
  • Before you book anything start researching about the health status of the location you planning to go. There could be diseases that you could not know about unless you read about.
  • Make copies of all the documents necessary for you travel and leave them with somebody you trust. This way you will be able to contact them in case you lose your information.
  • Take with your digital camera with you or buy one because during your Bahamas trip you’ll create wonderful memories that you’ll want to last a lifetime.
  • Check to see if you need a visa for your Bahamas trip. If you do need one start gathering the necessary papers ahead of time.
  • Find out the phone number and the address of the local country embassy because you’ll want to have this information available in case of an emergency.
  • Register your trip to the State Departament. This way the authorities will have a starting place to start looking in case you go missing. This isn’t meant to discourage you from making your Bahamas trip, but the statistics show a significant number of tourist that disappear each year.
  • Learn a little bit about the local culture, customs, foods,lows and especially the potential dangers. Doing so, during your Bahamas trip you’ll show that you a polite civilized and have respect for the local people.
  • Don’t take expensive expensive jewelery with or two much cash. Take as much cash as you need taxi, tips and stuff like that, but also make sure that you have enough money in case of an emergency.
  • Find out what items you can or cannot bring back with you upon returning to your home country. It would be a pity to buy something nice for you or for a friend and to be forced to leave it at the customs office.

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