If you’re going away and want to avoid the more common annoyances that come with it, here are a few helpful tips.
Aside from having your original travel documents with you, try to scan them and store them in your smart phone or laptop. If you are much more comfortable with having physical copies then you might want to print them out and laminate the documents you need. Tickets and other things that you might need in a jiffy should be prioritized. Also, this will make you feel safer should anything happen to your luggage, phone, or laptop.
Plan things you’re going to bring. This includes clothes, shoes, electronics, and toiletries.
This way, you won’t be in danger of having too much luggage and have to pay for overweight fees.
• Don’t be the one who goes to a foreign country and realizes that their passport has expired. Check its validity and make sure it will stay valid up until the time you go home. Also try to put that in a case which will make it easy to spot should you need to whip it out for any reason.
• Don’t have your travel documents all scattered about your suitcase. Bring a pouch that is specifically designed for traveling so they are in one place, easy for you to get to should you need them. Get the one that can accommodate your papers among other things so that your documents won’t get crumpled or stolen.
• Give your credit card company’s business phone number a call if you are going to use it to buy tickets and if you have any intentions of keeping it with you on your trip for emergencies. This will save you the hassle of getting charged weird fees and alert them that you will be using it abroad.
• If you are going to a country that speaks a language that you do not, download a
translation app to your smartphone as well. This way, you won’t have to be troubled with
learning another language, although that would be useful, but if you find that you cannot remember the words, you at least have a converter to help you out.
• If you don’t want to go the high-tech route, just make sure that you have several copies of your documents so that you have at least one copy in your luggage and another copy with someone you trust. Some of the documents you may want to have copied or scanned are your driver’s license, travel insurance, airline tickets, and other confirmations for either lodging or any of the rentals you might have made.
• If you have a smartphone, which you probably do, download a Currency Converter to it. There are a bunch of converters available on the Apple App Store or on Google Play and just pick the one you’re most comfortable using. You will be able to manage your money better and make sure that you don’t get ripped off when making purchases. Try to download this to your personal instead of
business phone so that you can make tweaks that won’t compromise anything your business
mobile has in it.
Travelling entails a bit of planning on your end so that you can have a trip to remember for all the right reasons. There is nothing more frustrating than having some unexpected hiccups while you are away and something does happen, imagine how difficult it will be for you to take care of things because you are far away from home. Once you’ve got everything prepared, all you have to do now is sit back and enjoy your vacation.