"There are no foreign lands. It is the traveler only who is foreign"

Robert Louis Stevenson

Foreign travel can be an exhilarating experience; but, much like the British weather, it can also be unpredictable. If you think to pop extra cash, wet wipes and after-sun in your bag then you are already anticipating that things may not go according to plan.

The fact is that it rarely does. Often that’s part of the fun of travelling, but it shouldn’t spoil your trip. That’s why the travel and security experts at Galahad Associates Ltd. in partnership with the Foreign and Commonwealth Office have developed the “Know Before You Go” course.

A fun, informative and practical day that will equip you with the skills you need for successful travel abroad; whether it’s a gap year, an expedition or just a holiday to let your hair down and party.

We can’t advise you on what sunglasses or bikini to pack or what beaches to hang out on, but we can give you loads of top tips, safety advice and practical training to ensure you remember your trip for all the right reasons.


The Know Before You Go course is a full day that covers the following helpful topics:

Pre-travel Planning
Types of environment and climate, sources of information, travel research

Documentation and Money
Passports, visas, carrying and obtaining money, document security

Equipment and Packing
Kit lists, security of equipment, creature comforts, travel essentials

Travel Safety
Personal security on foot, in vehicles, hotels and hostels, avoiding common tricks and scams, basic self-defence

Health and Well Being
Health planning, vaccinations, alcohol and drugs, sexual health issues, bites and stings, food and drink, basic emergency first aid

Cultural Awareness
Culture shock, gender issues and the female traveler, religion, tipping and haggling

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Foreign & Commonwealth Office Travel Advice - Know before you go

Galahad Associates are working in association with the ‘Know Before You Go’ Campaign. We are working with the Foreign & Commonwealth Office (FCO) to do all that we can to help British travellers stay safe overseas.


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