Whether you’re traveling domestically or internationally, there are a few things to do before leaving home (besides figuring out what to wear and how to fit it all in your suitcase). If you use a credit or debit card while traveling, contact your bank, and let them know where and when you’ll be going, so you won’t be declined. Most cards have fraud protection, and making a purchase out of your normal habits and location alerts your bank, and your card may be suspended. Additionally, contact your cell phone provider, and inquire about buying international service, so you can stay connected. Most carriers have packages that Cana be purchased providing more economical options. Different apps such as WhatsApp can be downloaded on your phone that offer free WiFi calling and texting.