Can you show me examples on to use 'prior to'?

Hey All,
How’s it going?
There is a question I found just now,and You guys might know the answer.
(Consider the way this forum goes,I have no doubt though)
This friend of mine just asked me how he could use the “prior to” properly.
I’d really apreciate,if You could give me a sentence with it.
Thanks a zillion

Hi Spencer,

You can use this expression either with a gerund form or simply a noun object.


Prior to our visit to Barcelona we read all the guide books so that we knew what to look for.

Prior to visiting a famous city you should try and read all the guide books so that you know what to look for.


Hi Alan!
Thanks a lot,actually I could have bet You would be the one With the answer.