Getting ready to travel?
Take a look at these tips to make sure you're prepared!
- Carry copies of your passport and credit cards with you, separate from your wallet. Leave copies at home as well.
- Carry an extra passport photo with you in case your passport is stolen or lost. It will speed up the process of obtaining a new passport.
- Be able to provide a list of your medications (separate from the bottles) with dosage and frequency information and carry it with you at all times.
- Place the name, phone number and relationship of someone who may be contacted in an emergency in your wallet.
- Leave the name and phone number of places you will be staying at home with friends or family.
- Use ATM’s and credit cards when possible while traveling, but always place some cash in your wallet for emergency purposes.
- Pack all your medications in your carry-on bag.
- Check to see if your medical insurance will cover you when traveling internationally, most do not so you will want to purchase travel insurance.
- Call your credit card company and ATM bank to alert them as to your travel dates and destinations.
- Keep your luggage count to one bag per person (one week or three weeks). Shoes are the most cumbersome and weigh the most. You will never see these people again, so keep it simple and light. Layer your clothes as the temperature changes.
- Use a money belt. Men, place wallets in your front pockets, ladies use a purse that crosses over your chest.
- If you are using a car rental in a foreign county, be certain to check to see if an International Driver’s License is required. There are also age restrictions, for the young and mature driver.
- Check your internet and cellular provider for fees.