Things to do before you go

Here are some fantastic money-saving tips and strategies to ensure a calm and secure travel before you leave on vacation:

  • If you plan to use your cards while travelling overseas, notify your bank. Some banks may deny international transactions as a fraud prevention strategy.
  • They will know not to do this if you inform them ahead of time.
  • By informing them (preferably in writing), you will save the trouble and expense of making phone calls to resolve the issue.
  • Pack and repack your case. It is to be weighed. Check the instructions for the airport and airline you’ll be flying with twice.
  • Children are unconcerned with where they are, as long as there is a beach or a pool nearby. For family vacations, look for less costly resorts.
  • Purchase the appropriate travel insurance plan. If you travel frequently, a yearly policy is the best option.
  • Make sure someone is watching your house to ensure that mail does not pile up, and that lights are turned on and off to keep intruders away.
  • Remove the milk from the equation.
  • Book the pets into kennels or double-check the availability of pet caregivers.
  • Make photocopies of vital documents and store them inside your case in a waterproof bag.
  • Between cases, swap clothing. That way, if a case goes lost, you won’t be left entirely naked. This is a godsend!
  • Use the medications you take on a daily basis. Ensure that your prescriptions are filled and that you have enough of the drugs you require.
  • Make sure your flight’s date and time are correct. It’s also a good idea to get the help of another person.
  • Pack your favourite travel games to keep you occupied on your trip.
  • Get your currency ahead of time and look into your choices. The more you change, the more critical it is to get the greatest price possible.
  • It’s crucial to keep your home secure while you’re abroad. In an ideal world, you’d hire someone to house sit for you, but that’s too costly. Neighbours or friends picking up the mail, free papers, and opening and closing curtains are all less expensive choices.