Are you leaving on a jet plane? Getting into a car for a destination? Traveling by train? Going somewhere, someplace to “just get away”? Well, there are several places that we would love to get away to, but just in case you don’t know, make sure you do the following before, during and after you go away:
- If you have pets, plan to have a sitter, or take them to the “doggie hotel” (kennel).
- Make sure you have your mail held at the post office. https://holdmail.usps.com/holdmail
- Make sure your maximum weight is 50 pounds and a maximum of 62 inches per checked piece of luggage. If traveling by plane.
- If you are traveling abroad, remember to have you passport and make sure it is updated.
- Night before travel via air, check on your carriers websites to make sure the flight times are still accurate. Also you can do an early check in via the web on their sites.
- Hotel safety basic measures:
- Located all fire exits, elevators and public phones.
- Always keep the door closed and locked when you’re in the room.
- Never open your door without first knowing who is behind the door.
- Call the front desk to verify unexpected deliveries, room service, or room repairs.
- Place all your valuables in the hotel safe and get a written receipt for what you store. Be sure to confirm the hotel’s insurance will cover your times if stolen.
Basic Car safety tips:
- Have your oil changed
- Check tire pressure
- Make sure you Insurance Card is up to date along with registration.
- First Aid Kit is up to date
- Road Flares in case of emergency
If you are traveling abroad:
- Always travel light. You’ll be less tired and less likely to set your luggage down, leaving it unattended.
- Carry the minimum number of valuables, and plan places to conceal them.
- If you wear glasses, pack an extra pair. Along with them and any medicines you need in your carry-on luggage.
- To avoid problems in customs, keep medicines in their original, labeled containers. Bring copies of your prescriptions and the generic names for the medicines. If a medication is unusual or contains narcotics, carry a letter from your doctor attesting to your need to take the drug.
- Pack an extra set of passport photos along with a photcopy of your passport’s information page to make replacement for you passport easier in the event it is lost or stolen.