How To Get Organized For Your Next Vacation

June 22, 2017

A vacation gives you the chance to wind down, spend time with your loved ones, and explore a new place in your own time at your own pace. Some time away from home is also a great way to rejuvenate. As such, in order to ensure your trip is as relaxing as possible, it is a good idea to ensure that you are organized. Here are a few things you can do to keep your vacation stress-free:

Make Sure Passports Are Up To Date

f you are traveling outside of the United States, then it important to ensure that you have an up to date and valid passport. Check well in advance that your passport is up to date and if you are traveling with anyone else ensure they do the same. There is nothing worse than rushing around at the last minute trying to get a passport. If you are traveling within the United States, then you will need a driving license, state card, or some other form of photo ID. If you are a legal alien then you will need to carry your green card and another photo ID at all times in order to avoid confusion when traveling.

Buy Everything You Need And Pack In Advance

The best time to pack for your trip is a few weeks before you are leaving. This gives you time to buy anything you need in advance and pick up anything you need in time for your vacation. Consider what the weather is going to be like, you can often check this online or with the travel agent. This will help you decide what clothes you will need and any accessories that will be necessary. For example, if it is going to be hot you will need sunglasses, hats, and sun cream. Make sure you have enough to last you for the duration of your trip. You can take money and buy items wherever you go, but you are never guaranteed they will have everything you need. Keep all your travel documents, ID, and passports together to make them easy to find.

Check Weight Restrictions For Bags And Prohibited Items

Airport security is very tight and weight restrictions vary depending on your carrier, so make sure your baggage allowance is sufficient to suit your needs. You can pay extra if you need more, but it is best to do this when your at home, rather than on the day. It is also important to check in advance what items are prohibited on flights. There are limits on liquids and aerosols. Airlines are stricter about hand luggage, however they usually allow passengers to put suncream and other permitted liquids in their handheld luggage. If in doubt, call them or check their website.

Book A Concierge To Help You

One way to Solve any problems you have with check in, finding your gate, customs, or simply navigating your way around the airport is to book a concierge to help. Both frequent and new flyers use this service, so they can concentrate on enjoying their trip, rather than worrying about where they need to be and their connections.

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Andi Perullo de Ledesma

I am Andi Perullo de Ledesma, a Chinese Medicine Doctor and Travel Photojournalist in Charlotte, NC. I am also wife to Lucas and mother to Joaquín. Follow us as we explore life and the world one beautiful adventure at a time.

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