It’s that time of year again. Time to pack your bags and head off on holiday for some much-needed R&R. But before you do, there are a few things you should never forget to bring or do before you go away. Whether it’s an overseas trip or just the next town over, these tips will help make sure that your journey is as stress-free as possible!
Medication, Be Ready For The Unexpected
Medication can be your best friend or worst enemy while traveling. Therefore, it is crucial to be prepared and take medication for the basics that can go wrong. These include nausea, diarrhea, cramps, bladder infection, and headache. If you are unsure of what medications to bring, ask your local pharmacy to wrap up a combination of essential over-the-counter drugs. This will help ensure that you are covered in case of an emergency. However, it is always important to research the area you will be visiting and consult with your doctor before departure to determine if there are any specific medications that you should pack based on your destination.
Mosquitoes can be quite pesky, especially when trying to enjoy your time away on vacation. Make sure to take precautions against them by checking if the area has malaria and bringing along bug spray just in case. You don’t want your holiday spoiled by these tiny insects!
Travel During Covid
Be sure to double-check the location where you are going. Do you have to quarantine (mostly just overseas traveling)? Do you need to show a negative test result, or do you have to be vaccinated?
When you’re traveling, it’s essential to have all of your necessary documents with you. This includes both physical copies and digital copies. Here are a few things to keep in mind when packing your travel documents:
– Make sure your passport is up-to-date and valid for the duration of your trip.
– If you’re traveling internationally, make sure you have a visa if required.
– Make copies of important documents like your passport and visa, just in case you lose them, or they get stolen. Leave one copy with a friend or family member back home, and carry another copy on yourself.
Ensure your financial information is protected – don’t carry your social security card or credit cards with you while you’re traveling.
When packing your physical documents, make sure you have them in a safe place. You don’t want them getting lost or stolen while you’re on your trip. One way to protect them is to lock them up in a folder on your Macbook. First, make sure you know how to lock a folder on mac. This will create a smart folder that will automatically update itself as you change or add files to it.
Protect Your Accounts
How can I protect my accounts while traveling? While traveling, ensure your accounts are protected and use a mobile online banking app. If you’re not using one already, it’s worth considering installing the bank’s official app for quick access when there is no internet connection at hand. You should set up password protection on these apps and continually update them with any changes that may affect the security or latency of service (e.g., phone number). Also, pay attention to what kind of information they need from you, such as date of birth, etc. To ensure maximum safety, also enable two-factor authentication, especially if logging in outside their usual environment. In addition, please pay attention to the security features on the phone itself, such as a PIN lock and remote wipe in case of theft or loss.
Social Media Alert
-When traveling, make sure you are aware of what you post on social media.
-Don’t use public WIFI, as others can see what you are doing on your devices.
-Be aware of the privacy settings for each social media platform.
-Make sure your passwords are strong and unique.
-If possible, try to avoid using public computers or mobile devices to access your accounts.
-Only share information with people you trust.
-Remember that anything you post online is permanent and can be accessed by anyone. Be smart about what you share!
The bottom line: be conscious of how much personal info you’re sharing while traveling, especially in unfamiliar surroundings! It’s always better to play it safe than sorry 🙂
Have Some Cash Handy
When traveling, always have some cash on hand in case of emergencies. You may need it to pay for a taxi or metro ride, buy food, or cover other unexpected costs. It’s also a good idea to carry a small amount of cash when you’re out and about in your hometown, just in case you need to make a quick purchase. If you lose your wallet or if it’s stolen, having some cash can help you get by until you can replace your cards. Cash is also handy for tipping service providers such as waiters and hotel staff.
Don’t forget your chargers and travel adapters when packing for a holiday. It’s easy to forget these items, but they can be essential when traveling. Be sure to pack enough cords and adapters to power all of your devices. If you’re going to be gone for an extended period of time, consider purchasing a portable charger. This will ensure that you always have access to power no matter where you are.
Keys are important; when you leave your house, make sure you put them in a safe place. That way, when you return home after a lovely holiday, you can find them quickly and easily. You don’t want to spend time looking for your keys when you are tired of all your traveling! Instead, leave them nearby at a friend or family member’s house, so they’re easy to get when you need them.
Bags Are Packed
When all is done and checked, put a big smile on your face, take a deep breath and have FUN.
Safe Travels, and REMEMBER your wallet, handbag, and mask.
Thank you for reading!