In this report, I discuss 7 Must-Know Tips Before Retiring Abroad
The above video discusses the following questions in more detail.
Subscriber Mike asks, “I have some primary considerations before traveling.”
7 Must-Know Tips Before Retiring Abroad
Money: do you use a US-based bank card or arrive in a country and use local currency?
Two Banks: Each with and ATM and credit card: Keep separate
Before leaving the USA:
SMS Texts and Banking Apps Before Departure
Once you leave: Pull Local Money at ATMs
Have Cash Back Up
More Details on Money:
Clothing: shorts vs pants; shoes vs sandals; bug repellent?
1 Cargo shorts
Long sleeve shirt:
1-2 dress/date shirts
Double bag liquids
Technology: Laptop (Tablet), Smartphone, recharger, Camera?
How to pack a suitcase (Youtube)
Luggage: backpack only and travel light? Or is a suitcase required?
1 checked 22kg 50 pounds, 1 carryon 7kg, 15 pounds.
Round trip or one-way Tickets: ls it better to leave USA and return or go country to country for a period?
Buy one-way tickets
Buy onward flight for boarding and clearing customs
Save (digital) copies of tickets, onward flights, and book accommodations for boarding and immigration.
More details: Slow Travel Tips–13 years of experience
Passport/papers: is my passport all I need to get around and should I safeguard it in some way when traveling?
Passport (copy in cloud and phone)
Drivers License (renting cars)
Medical: I have hearing aids and require 2 generic medications for arthritis and cholesterol, typically a 30-day prescription. Should I bring those with me or can they be found internationally?
Bring 30 day supply
Carry prescription to prove not street drugs
Double-check local laws.
Covid/Vaccine: I have already had covid. Should I wait until this all settles down or just keep a mask on and go for it?
Keep a mask on
Wait for vaccine
Why are Qiang and I traveling during coronavirus? Are we setting a bad example?
Because Qiang can’t go to the USA, I can’t to Malaysia, but we can both be in Mexico and we love Mexico!
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This is Dan of Vagabond Awake, the YouTube Channel for Vagabond Buddha. The world is your home, what time will you be home for dinner?