Here's my list full of tips for people who are planning on making a long trip for the first time. It contains tips on how to prepare, what to bring, dangers, health tips, useful web sites.

Hundreds of people have made use of my list and many of them have thanked me, written me their travel stories, hinted me on a few new tips, et cetera. Thanks for all your feedback! Experienced travellers have also let me know that they found this list very resourceful, especially the web links, and everyone always finds a few new tips in it that they hadn't thought of before.

So feel free to print off my list, or copy it into Word, share it with friends, frame it and hang it on your wall, whatever. I hope it helps all of you with the preparations of your travels.