8 Ways to Keep Disasters from Ruining your Trip
You bought your tickets, planned your trip and are ready to go enjoy your vacation. Nothing can spoil the best trip more than simple disasters that could have been avoided. Read these tips on how you can avoid mishaps and have your best trip…
- Sign up for PreCheck for Security
No one likes standing in long lines. If you sign up for TSA preCheck it costs about $85 for 5 years and kids are free if they are under 12 years of age.
This will make your trip go a lot smoother and stress free.
- Don’t Pack a Big Bag
Why pay $50 to check a bag full of items you may not need or use? You could take a carry on and save that money for a great meal. Plus, it is pretty difficult to lose a carry-on bag, rather than losing a checked bag.
- Keep Your Receipts
Keep all receipts so you can easily fill out a claim form with the airlines incase your flight is cancelled or bags are lost. If you put bag tags on, your claims can be documented. Take a photo of your receipts and also keep paper copies as well.
- Don’t Over Pack
We all like having outfits to choose from. But if you pack too many things, you might have to pay an overweight bag charge. If you need to take a large bag, make sure it weighs less than 50 lbs, as most fees start at 51 lbs.
- Don’t forget your electronics and chargers
Your phone nowadays is most likely an all in one; a flashlight, camera, boarding pass and more. Don’t forget to bring your charger and if visiting a foreign country, bring a plug or adapter that will fit their outlets.
- Don’t forget snacks
Bring something to munch on from home. It will save you money and you can eat what you want, when you want.
- Don’t leave your hotel room without a final room-check
Before you leave to check out, do a final sweep to make sure you haven’t forgotten anything.
- Use Common Sense
A lot of disasters can be avoided with using your common sense. Leave valuables at home, don’t flash your cash, and don’t venture down dark alleys or streets. Be on the look out for anything unusual and trust your gut.
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