Super excited you are, isn’t it? Yes tickets are booked, seats are reserved and now your flight will take off within a day or two or may be a week later. This moment of excitement is really amazing, isn’t it? You are very eager to know about the new place, its culture, fascinating destinations and to live each new moment with an entirely new feeling.
But, there are some important things that you must keep in mind before starting your travel journey and these ones can really give you a great trip. Small things matter a lot. Small mistakes can destroy huge results.
In order to have a safe and happy tour, let’s keep these things in mind. It’s a short travel guide that will be useful to you wherever on earth you go….
a .Inform all your servants, pet keepers and whosoever is a member of your daily routine: Once you have booked the tickets, make sure to contact everyone whosoever is responsible for your important chores such as taking care of your pets, managing business, taking care of orders etc.
b .Business is important: Keep an out of the office mail ready so that while you are unavailable, that email can inform the sender of your availability as well as your arrival date. Clear the payments of your postal services, housecleaning staff, milk vendors, vegetable vendors, laundry etc.
c .Keep enough cash with you: Don’t rely on ATMs in other countries, have enough cash with you and before you leave, visit your ATM once and have sufficient cash with you.
This will help you to save any international withdrawal fees as well as other bank ATM transaction fees if you are travelling domestically. Locate your own bank ATMs at other places so that you don’t have to rely on other bank ATMs.
In case if you travelling overseas make sure to get your currency converted into local one as soon as you reach the destination airport. You can take help of Maps to find the airports with ATMs.
d .Keep a travel checklist: Check whether you have taken all necessary documents such as :
- Passport, Visa and its photocopies
- Flight ticket
- Credit card & ATM cards
- Calling card
- Credit card helpline info
- Car rental agreements
- Cruise documents ( if travelling via Cruise)
- Hotel reservation receipt
- Insurance Information
- Money belt
- Airline membership cards ( if any)
- Driver’s license and photocopy
- Medical records
- Traveller’s cheque
Personal items & Hygiene:
- Body lotion
- Cotton swabs
- Eye drops
- Hair care products
- Lip balm
- Nail clippers
- Contact lenses & solution
- Pair of glasses
- Hair straightener ( if you want)
- Face wash
- Toilet soaps or tissue paper
- Paper towels
- Shaving kit
- Cosmetics ( if using)
- Feminine hygiene products
- Wash cloth/Towel
- Mouth wash
Clothing & Accessories:
- Required dresses
- Slippers and sandals
- Hiking boots
- Sweat shirts
- Water shoes
And many more things related to your health such as medications or that related to your hobby such as cameras, Laptop, MP3 players, spare batteries etc. While on the plane; books and magazines, eye masks, travel blanket, Luggage locks etc.
e . Plan your first & Last day: After getting all the necessary things from the checklist ready, plan how you will spend your first day in different place. This is important because then you will just waste your time in finding the resting place to keep your luggage, to figure out where you are and to understand where you have reached.
Proper planning will make things easygoing without much worries or stress. Same way, while arriving back home on the last day, keep your phone, home keys, car keys, taxi cash and documents ready.
It’s not good to unpack the luggage and find everything at the arrival area and look ashamed, pre planning always saves you from worries.
Final note: Being ready for all these things in advance, makes your trip much smoother and peaceful because you are prepared and so no more hurry and worry.