Overseas excursions can be overwhelming when it's all brand new. Remember these tips to help make your friend's first-time trip a fantastic one.
In 2015, I jumped on a plane to Tokyo to spend a week in Japan with four friends. One of them had traveled to Greece with me in 2013, but the other two were on their first adventure outside of New Zealand. With the little knowledge I had of traveling in Japan, I set to planning what was going to be the best week in Tokyo ever.
And not to toot my own horn, but it was pretty great. It was an absolute joy to be a part of my friends’ first big trip overseas, but it got me thinking about travel newbies and all the things that experienced travelers can forget when taking their friends around a foreign country for the first time.
If you’re planning a trip overseas with travel newbies, here are some tips which may help.
Double check that they have all their relevant documents.
Reassure them they don’t need to bring their entire wardrobe.
Encourage them to try new things.
Leaping over the language barrier take practice.
Culture shock is very real.
Author - Anjali Kay
Anjali Kay is a Kiwi in her 20s, whose love for travel started when she was just 18 months when her parents moved with her to Mongolia. That was just the beginning. You can follow Anjali’s adventures on her blog,thewanderingjandal.com.