Share the knowledge
That big vacation is around the corner and you are all excited. You have the perfect outfit, with some cute matching shoes. You are all ready to pack up, but did you remember a few of the little things that don’t go in the suitcase but are equally as important?
Contact your credit card company or bank to let them know where and when you are going. This is important if you are flying out of the country or driving a couple of states away. I’ve already been three states away, went to fill up the gas tank and had my credit card declined for fraud. Now, that’s a great security feature, however I’ll never forget that again!
If you are going out of the country, contact your cell phone carrier and make sure that you are able to use your phone while you are gone. I usually get a “travel package”. I tell them how long I’m going to be gone and they sell me a plan that will work while I’m gone. Each carrier is different, so contact your carrier to see what is the best fit for you and your needs.
My next DO NOT MISS is stopping or putting your mail on hold. I do this for two reasons, first of all, I don’t want all that mail piling up in my mailbox. Second of all, it’s a clue that you are not home. Also if you get a newspaper, you will want to put that on hold as well.
A couple weeks before your vacation always check your prescriptions. Make sure that you have enough to last through your vacation and a few days later. If you do not have enough, see if you are able to refill them before your vacation. You want to make sure that you have enough before you leave.
Give a copy of your itinerary, resort information, passport information, and travel consultant’s information to a trusted family member or friend. Incase of an emergency, they have all of the information to get ahold of you.
Now, just relax, and pack all of that fun stuff! Because remember, Love is the Journey!
Tina Moczynski is a member of the GTN network. And loves to travel with both her husband and her three boys.