The Ultimate Travel Checklist: 14 Things You Need to Do Before You Travel
Planning your dream vacation is exciting! You might have questions such as what to do before you go, what to pack and what arrangements need to be made. There is nothing worse than forgetting to do an important step after it is too late. Use this handy travel checklist to ensure you cover all you bases and can focus on that dream vacation!
Day 1, day 2, and so on… where are you going to be? Where will you stay and what will you see? Will you be on an escorted tour or independent? These are all things that are part of planning your vacation and to save you on the headache, your travel team agent will create a custom itinerary for you to keep track of the details of your trip, call a travel team agent today at 1-800-788-0829 for more information.
When will you travel – are you visiting Australia for instance in November thru March? This is the wet season in the Top End of Australia, do you want to avoid huge crowds? What dates are best to get the best rates? All these questions can be answered by calling a travel team agent today at 1-800-788-0829 for more information.
Book your flight
Flights get more expensive as you get closer to your departure date. Airlines generally release their airfares 11 months in advance. Non-stop flights are usually more expensive than those with a stop. Consider if you want to save a few dollars or prefer to spend a bit more for that non-stop flight. Sometimes it might be worth it. Make sure to call a travel team agent today at 1-800-788-0829 for more information.
If you book well in advance, particularly if you are traveling during a busy period in a popular destination, you will get better rates. Consider having your travel team agent book your air and hotels in one package, you just might find you get great savings that way too. Make sure to call a travel team agent today at 1-800-788-0829 for more information.
Get in shape
The fitter you are, the more you will get to enjoy your time away from home. Get a jump on fitness by swimming, jogging, bike riding, yoga are all good options to get you in shape for your trip. Make sure to call a travel team agent today at 1-800-788-0829 for more information.
Your passport should be valid for at least 6 months before you enter another country, and to play it safe, 6 months after your return date. Make sure to call a travel team agent today at 1-800-788-0829 for more information.
Many countries require a visa for entry. Check the websites of countries you plan to enter and apply in advance, or call a travel team agent today at 1-800-788-0829 for more information.
Don’t leave this until the last minute, schedule someone to watch your pets, house, pick up your mail, etc. in advance so you can rest easy during your trip.
Travel is fun, but make sure to get a check-up before you go. If you take prescription medication, plan ahead and bring a copy of your prescription as authorization, make sure to get your prescription filled in advance so you have enough to bring with you and you don’t run out. If you are traveling to a 3rd world country, make sure you get any vaccinations that are needed. Make sure to call a travel team agent today at 1-800-788-0829 for more information.
Buy it as soon as you book your tickets, the price will be the same and it protects you from any un-foreseen circumstances. Make sure to call a travel team agent today at 1-800-788-0829 for more information.
Make sure to notify your bank that you will be travelling so your account isn’t frozen. Consider credit cards that are for travel and favor foreign transactions, which won’t charge you a convenience fee for using them overseas. Always insist on paying in local currency if you’re offered the choice. Make sure to call a travel team agent today at 1-800-788-0829 for more information.
Print out your itinerary, airline tickets and hotel bookings. Email a copy of each to every traveler in your party along with copies of your passport information page and any other vital documents.
Internet check in
Most airlines allow it, and it saves time at the airport. You might also be offered seat selection and that’s well worth the effort. Ask your travel team agent for more information at 1-800-788-0829
Devices & Chargers
For tablets, phones, cameras and other devices, make sure you’ve got all the cables and chargers you’ll need, and throw in a double adaptor and a USB car charger if you’re driving.
Ready to plan your dream vacation?