Travel Tips

Read and remember the helpful tips listed below to assist you in a stress free, relaxing vacation getaway!!

Several months in advance, before you plan to travel, make sure you have a valid US passport and/or any visa you may need.
Research and read any public information, announcements or travel warnings for the location you plan to visit. Get familiar with local laws, customs, and currency exchange rates for the countries you are visiting.
Make 2 copies of your passport identification page. In the case that your passport is lost or stolen while you are abroad, you’ll be well on your way to getting it replaced and finding your way home. Leave one copy with family or a friend back home and take one copy with you (packed in a separate location from your passport).
Leave your contact details with friends or family, so that you can be contacted in case of emergency. Be sure you determine with them what actually constitutes an emergency, so that you are not called about something you can do little about…except worry.
Do not leave your luggage unattended at any time in public areas.
Do not accept packages from strangers. (What you were taught at a very young age still applies)
Avoid being a target of crime!! Do not wear conspicuous clothing or expensive jewelry. Do not carry with you large sums of money, a wallet full of credit cards or other gadgets not needed for travel.
To avoid violating local laws, deal only with authorized agents when exchanging money or making a sizable purchase.
If you find yourself in trouble, contact the nearest embassy for your country.
Enjoy yourself!! Have a lot of fun!! Vacations are designed to recharge your batteries and give you memories of a lifetime!