Because there are many people on vacation, it is important to take some precautions to keep everyone comfortable and safe.
With that in mind, here are some of the best tips from people who have experienced traveling on vacation:
· Home safety
The first thing you need to keep safe is your home. Make sure it is safe throughout your absence. Check all windows and doors for locks. Unplug any unnecessary equipment and check the mixer. Turn on the security alarm and switch to timer mode. Tell your neighbor that you are gone and ask if they can keep an eye on your home. Do not leave vacation messages in your answering machine.
· Pack wisely
If you plan to stay away for only a few days, try to pack as lightly as possible. As much as possible, just take your luggage so you don't have to pay for baggage check-in. Do not bring particularly prohibited articles at the airport. If you are traveling by car, put all your luggage in the compartment to allow more space in the car.
· Traveling by plane
Before you go to the airport, make sure to call the airline and confirm your flight; this is important to make sure you may be accommodated on the flight or if any of the options offer a canceled flight.
Leave at least 4 hours for international flights and 3 hours for domestic flights. It is better to wait at the airport than to miss the plane.
Secure all your documents and keep them handy when you are in line at airport security checkpoints.
· Traveling by car
Have your mechanic inspect the vehicle one week before leaving. This is especially important during the winter. It would be a total disaster if you were left in the middle of nowhere on the highway because your car suddenly declined its budget.
· Gift management
Wrapped gifts are not allowed at the airport, so don't waste your efforts on wrapping your gifts. It would be advisable to just bring the items and then pack them when you reach your destination. Another good idea is to have them delivered to your destination.
· Traveling with children
Traveling with children can be tiring, but with a few tips and a lot of patience, you can avoid many inconveniences. When bringing your baby, you need to make sure that all the stuff your baby needs is in one bag. Don't forget to bring some toys and make sure your baby's infant formula is always ready.
For older children, try to hold on to them to avoid tantrums and frequent whining. Children tend to get bored when they need to stay in one place for a long time, so try to keep them entertained.