I had to learn how to travel as I went along. Without any
previous experience or seasoned backpackers to talk to, I
found myself guessing a lot. Prior to leaving, I had searched
for backpacking books in stores, the library, and the Internet
and didn’t find any concise “how to” guides, even on how to
Before you arrive in your first country, there are some things
that you should take care of. Doing the work beforehand will
potentially save you from some problems and make your
journey safer and more enjoyable.
The following is a detailed plan on nearly everything you need
to do before you start your journey. Doing the work ahead of
time will help ensure a more successful trip.