Visiting another country can be eye-opening, but it can be overwhelming for anyone who isn’t prepared.
Make sure your family is ready.
Show the kids your destination on a map and explain how you’ll get there.
Learn about the history, culture, food, and music of the places you’ll be visiting.
If you don’t speak the language, learn as much as possible.
Even a handful of phrases can come in handy.
If anyone needs a passport, apply well before your trip. Make copies so a lost passport can be replaced.
Give loved ones your itinerary. Make sure you know how to contact each other in the event of an emergency.