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Travelling abroad: Essential Tips for Summer

Kirjoittanut: Rytkönen Claire / 27.6.2023 12:47

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Travelling abroad: Essential Tips for Summer

Finland was rated the world’s safest and easiest travel destination by International Traveler and the Global Peace Index in 2023. However, travelling outside Finland may not be so trouble-free! Here are some tips and key English vocabulary to aid you with your summer travels and holidays.


Here are some important steps to consider:

Destination Research

Begin by selecting your desired travel destination. Take time to research about the country's customs, local attractions, landmarks and cuisine.


Determine your travel budget, including accommodation, transportation, meals, and sightseeing expenses. It is useful to also think about the rate of currency exchange and whether an all-inclusive package or a self-catering package could be more cost-effective or affordable.

Travel Documents

Ensure your passport is valid for at least six months beyond your intended departure date. Check visa requirements and apply well in advance, if necessary.

Accommodation and Transportation

Consider affordable options such as guesthouses, hostels, or budget hotels. Look for central locations that offer easy access to attractions. Research local transportation options like buses, trains, or metros, and familiarise yourself with their schedules and routes.

Immersing in Local Culture

Respect local customs, traditions, and social norms. Learn about appropriate behavior, greetings, and table manners. It could be useful to pick up a book on local etiquette or culture.


Indulge in local gastronomy by trying traditional dishes and exploring street food markets. Don't hesitate to ask for recommendations from locals.


Make a list of must-see attractions and plan your itinerary accordingly. Explore off-the-beaten-path destinations for unique experiences.

Travel Insurance and Health

Invest in comprehensive travel insurance to protect yourself against unforeseen circumstances such as medical emergencies or trip cancellations. Take health precautions such as researching health-related information and necessary vaccinations for your destination. Pack a basic first-aid kit and practice good hygiene.


Stay vigilant, especially in crowded areas. Keep your belongings secure and avoid displaying excessive wealth.

Check out the key terms for travelling

Have a wonderful summer!


Aiheet: Tips for summer, budgeting, travel documents, matkailu, travelling abroad, destination research, accomondation and transportation, local culture, ulkomaan matka

Rytkönen Claire

Kirjoittajana Rytkönen Claire

English language professional, Head of English at Galimatias


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