Is it your ultimate dream to visit every continent on earth? From the African safaris to the cold Russian winters or tropical jungles. There is so much to see, luckily for you, George Egbuonu will help you achieve all that.
Below you will find tips to prepare for travel and all the information about each continent. You will find places to see and the most recommended things to bring for your desired location. Please take the time to read each section carefully.
Before you begin traveling, you must prepare. “Prepare for what?” you may ask. Well, there is much to prepare for. You must decide when you’re going to visit each continent, whether you’ll visit them all in one trip or at different times throughout the year.
Wherever you’re going, you must take your budget into account. Make sure to schedule your flights ahead of time, because if you schedule last minute there might be none available! Always book your hotel days before you arrive, because it’s very difficult to book a hotel when you’ve arrived.
Safety is another key essential. If the country you plan to visit has a high crime rate, or multiple natural disasters, or is in some kind of war, traveling there may not be appropriate. Make sure to check the safety and the country’s current state before you think about going there.
Once you’ve prepared all of that, you’ll need to pack. Never pack the day before, always pack 2-3 days ahead so you don’t forget anything. The type of clothes and items you pack can vary depending on the continent. Below, you will find information on all 7 continents, from there, you will know what to pack.
North America may only have 3 countries, but that doesn’t stop it from having interesting sights. In Canada, we have Niagara falls, while down in Mexico there’s the infamous Cancún and the Mayan Riviera. In the US, a state called Hawaii is the perfect spot for any vacation.
Depending on where you want to go, the weather varies. Canada is much colder, especially in the winter, and usually has a lot of snow. Places in the US such as Texas, Florida, and Arizona are very hot and dry. Others like Colorado, Ohio, and Boston are much cooler. Down in Mexico, however, it is much warmer so summer clothing would be more sufficient. Be sure to research the weather in the place you’re going since North America varies.
Right below North America is South America. Some of the greatest attractions there are Machu Picchu in Peru, the Iguazu Falls in Argentina, and the Galapagos islands in Ecuador.
South America is the most humid continent on earth. That means not only is it very hot but you are likely to sweat a lot. Bring thin summer clothes that are good for a hot climate. Deodorant wipes are a great way to remain hygienic since reapplying deodorant can be annoying and difficult. But it is all worth it since many of the architecture and natural sights there are worth visiting.
Over 1000 languages are spoken in the continent of Africa, so make sure you bring a translator. In Egypt, there are the Great Pyramids of Giza. Down in South Africa, there is a table mountain. In Nigeria, there is the Zuma rock which attracts millions of tourists yearly. Aside from tourist spots, trying the food there is a must-have. From egusi soup to jollof rice, you can find a wide range of the tastiest food in the world
Sometimes it can get very dry, so it never hurts to bring some sunscreen. Although Africa is very hot in most areas, shorts, and skirts are not recommended. Too much skin exposed is the perfect target for deadly mosquitos. Mosquito spray and bug repellent are a must-have. Without these things, you’ll have a million bug bites within the first day. Not to worry, a trip to Africa is definitely worth the time and money!
Europe has a total of 44 countries! Can you believe it? There is much to see in each place. Some of the most popular attractions are the Eiffel tower in Paris, the Colosseum in Rome, and the Venice Canals in Italy. While most European countries are tightly packed together each one is very different from the other. This means within one trip, you can visit multiple countries.
When packing for Europe, you should bring a neck wallet (to avoid pickpockets), a portable charger, or a power adapter to charge your device well. Many websites and TV shows are non-accessible in certain European countries, so a VPN is a great way to still browse the web freely (this also applies to anywhere you’re traveling). Overall, the climate in Europe is relatively cool so bringing a nice fitting coat and jeans is perfect for your trip.
Asia is the largest continent in the world! So much to see, from the Great wall of China to the Taj Mahal in India, Asia carries vast culture and beautiful sights to see. Many foods such as fried rice, pad thai, sushi, and dumplings are the perfect thing to taste at the local restaurants.
For such a large continent, there are not so many things you need to pack for Asia. Northern Asia is much cooler while the southern area is much hotter and more humid. Many people will try to pickpocket tourists, so make sure you keep an eye out. To be even more safe, wearing a front bag/purse is very helpful when avoiding thieves.
Last but not least, Australia. With the great barrier reef and the Sydney opera house, such a small continent holds many interesting sights. Not to forget about New Zealand, with the Fiordland national park which mustn’t be missed!
When packing you cannot bring in fresh fruits or straw-based items. The Australian government is very strict about what you can bring into the country, so it is best to leave any food behind. It is typically sunny in Australia, so bring lots of sunscreens and a hat to prevent sunburn. There are many beautiful beaches that are definitely worth swimming in, so don’t forget your swimsuit!
Congratulations, you are all set up for travel. Once you follow all these steps above, you will be able to travel around the world successfully. So, where will you start? It is recommended you travel with friends for you to further enjoy your experience. Show this blog to them so they can be prepared too.