Before you leave: Pre-trip travel TIPS
Before you leave: Pre-Trip travel TIPS
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Before you leave: Pre-Trip travel Tips: Clear space on your phone.
Save the photos on your phone to the computer and make room for more! There is nothing more disturbing that realizing your phone is full when you have SO many more photos to take!
This can happen when you least expect it! Once while in Canada I was struck by the beauty. I expected lovely views because I had research the trip carefully but my breath was truly taken away when we arrived. It seemed every single direction I looked was just picture perfect. I took so many photos that I ran down the batteries in my phone, my camera and my video camera in ONE day! LOL! So…. not only do you need to clear space you need battery charging equipment like this! When will your breath be taken away? Be ready!
Before you leave: Pre-trip travel Tips: Go to the bank.
Get small bills in the local currency.
You’ll need them to buy the a drink or pay to use the bathroom! (Yes, you have to pay to go!) You will small bills right away to tip or get a soda. Be ready!
At my bank I can order ‘large bills’ or ‘small bills’ and I always go for the small. You don’t use crazy large bills at home so don’t plan on using them when you vacation.
Don’t leave home without a safe way to carry your money. I never leave home without this money belt!
You don’t want them to turn it off because they think it was stolen! Give them the dates you’ll be traveling and your destination. If you have the new chip cards, this isn’t necessary but I always call to give them the information anyway.
RFID technology is an important way to keep your finances safe. These little sleeves are inexpensive and give you so much peace of mind.
Special jewelry and documents you usually leave at home will be safer at the bank. Rest easy knowing things are secure.
If you choose to leave your valuables at home, be sure to leave them in an unusual place.
Where do crooks look first for your valuables?
1) Master bedroom 2) Master closet and 3) Freezer
Check out these really clever spots to hide cash! Have the peace of mind that things are safe.
Before you leave: Pre-Trip travel Tips: Trial run
*Wash things in the sink and make sure they drive over night. Do they dry without wrinkles or does it look like a used tissue during allergy season?
*Make sure your suitcase weighs less than 50 pounds! Pack and weigh! I like to make sure we are well under the 50 pound weight so we can bring souvenirs back! We use a luggage scale to double check before we leave the house so there are no surprises when we get to the airport. A luggage scale pays for itself over and over again as you avoid hassle and fees!
Before you leave: Pre-Trip travel Tips: Cash is king!
Be sure to have extra cash along. Tuck some extra in your sock or sew some in behind a patch. Make it only for an emergency. How about this cool hairbrush safe? How clever!
Before you leave: Pre-Trip travel Tips: Prepare the kids.
Prepared kids are happy and easy to travel with! Be sure to get them ready.
*Learn about your trip before you go – destination specific reading lists :
Ebooks make it fun and easy for the kids! Take a look at this example FREE!
Download the Louvre e-book is FREE this month! Print and enjoy!
Before you leave: Pre-trip Tips: Prepare the house.
*Put lights on timers so the house looks ‘lived in’. Crooks watch your house to see if anyone is home.
*Arrange house care duties: Who will mow the lawn? Pick up the mail? Water the plants?
Before you leave: Pre-trip Tips: Prepare the pets.
Remember the furry family members!
Who will take care of the fur babies? Pet sitter? Kennel?
Write up notes about food and medicine and play time. Keeping a similar schedule for pets makes your absence less stressful for them. Favorite food and blankets will make your pet feel more comfortable while you are gone.
Read more tips for preparing to leave your pets!
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