If you are a regular overseas traveler then you probably do not need to be reading this article. This article is not designed for you. This article is written for the first time overseas traveler. If you have never been overseas before you may be a bit frazzled. I am sure that you are excited but there is a lot that you need to do.Below I have outlined four tips for you to follow before you leave. If you follow these tips you will be better suited to dealing with any situations should the unfortunate arise.Photocopy your documents and take spare passport photos. There is nothing more annoying then losing your passport. It is a very painful experience. To help you more quickly get a replacement, you should take copies of all of your important documents, leaving one copy in Australia and taking one with you and leaving it at the hotel. You should also have spare passport photos in case you need to get one organised quickly.Understand the laws where you are traveling. Now, I am not telling you that you need to become a legal scholar in the laws of the country that you are traveling to, but you do need to have a basic understanding of laws related to drugs and alcohol, how you behave on the streets and whether there are any curfews or out of bounds area that you shouldn’t travel to.Organise any visas you need before you travel. In many countries around the world, you need a visa before you can enter the country. You should make sure you organise all visas that you may need before you travel so that you have no problems getting in to any of the countries that you want to visit.Get any vaccinations your doctor recommends. Some countries may have diseases that are not in your own country but you may be able to get a vaccination from your doctor before you travel. Speak to your doctor and get some advice on what vaccinations you may need and make sure you take up this advice.Traveling overseas is extremely exciting. It should bring you a lifetime of memories. Make sure that you follow the tips that I have mentioned above so that your trip is only filled with happy memories.