Having served clients in the travel industry for 25 years, Uta Staley herself is an avid world traveler and deems traveling as one of her passions. She frequently journeys to locations in Africa, Asia, and Europe. Uta Staley also sponsors and provides educational and financial support for Ethiopian children and their families. She offers a few tips to keep in mind when traveling abroad.
Do some research – Prior to departure, travelers should conduct a little research regarding their destination. Having knowledge of the local weather conditions, cost of food, and cost of local items will assist them in planning their budget and wardrobe.
Pack lightly – When traveling abroad, it is advisable to pack lightly and to pack only the items that will be necessary on the trip. Traveling lightly allows for more mobility and reduces the chances of having luggage stolen.
Have all necessary documentation – Travelers should ensure that they have all required documentation for the trip. This includes airline ticket confirmations, hotel accommodations, trip itinerary, and other important information. It is also a good idea to leave copies of these documents with a friend or family member so that the information can be retrieved and replicated in the event that the documents are lost during the trip.
Uta Staley, a native of Germany and a long-time resident of Chicago, Illinois, devotes much of her time to supporting the arts in her adopted city.