When you’re preparing to leave the country or state, you should do a lot of research into your destination. For example; when I first went to South America, I knew nothing about it. I thought it would like it was in the movies, but it was a lot different. People spoke another language, and I only knew how to say hello. So, I felt a bit alienated and it was hot there. When I went to the UK, I spoke the same language but the environment was very different compared to the environment in the U.S, also it was raining almost every day.
Currently, I’m preparing to leave to Mexico, then to Scotland, which is a little confusing to pack for. Of course, I have a suitcase for Mexico and a suitcase for Scotland, but I occasionally ask myself if I need this thing for Mexico, or Mexico and Scotland, or just Scotland, which makes me think a lot. It’s a bit hard preparing for somewhere warm, then going to somewhere cold. Before I go to Mexico, I go to Florida for a week. Since I’ve been to all these places before, I know what to expect, which is good because I know what to pack. It’s always good to make sure you have everything you need, because what you don’t want is to get to your destination and realize you forgot something important.
Preparing to leave isn’t just packing though, cleaning out everything so it’ll be nice when we come back from the trip is also a big step. In my opinion, I dislike cleaning, which of course, almost everyone does. Since I have a large family, there are a large amount of messes to clean, including the messes I made, but it’s what you have to do.
When you’re about to leave, you’ll feel excited because you’re going to a new place, but some people will also feel sad, due to leaving their friends, pets, and their home. Leaving is bittersweet but you’ll see everything again eventually. Just live in the moment and the excitement of seeing new things, meeting new people, and just having a good time in general.
If you’re going to a different time zone, that can be hard, especially if it’s something like a nine-hour time difference, the UK is nine hours ahead of Alaska, which makes me have extreme jetlag, and makes it hard to communicate with people at home. Eventually you’ll find a way to communicate, for me it was I messaged and/or talked to them when it was early morning in Alaska and the late afternoon in the UK.
Have a fun time traveling to everyone who reads this, and good luck!