You can have a fantastic trip by being well prepared with these travel tips! Realizing on the way to your destination that you forgot your medicine or the baby spoons, then arriving to wrinkled clothes and overflowed shampoo will certainly dampen the start of your trip. Therefore, we’ve got you covered with helpful travel tips to bypass that craziness.
You’ll find travel tips for getting through security, packing, and leaving your home secure below.
Security and Carry-On Baggage
Toiletries is a main concern with travelers. The TSA uses the 3-1-1 method for carry-on baggage. 3 ounces or smaller containers of liquids or gels can be in a 1 quart size, clear plastic, zip-top bag with 1 bag per person. Due to pressure, 3 ounce containers may overflow if they are filled to the top. Exceptions include baby formula, breast milk, and baby food while traveling with a small child, medications, liquids or gels for diabetics or other medical needs. These must be declared to a security officer for screening. You may pack other liquids/gels in your checked baggage.
Lighters are not allowed at all.
Visit www.tsa.gov for the latest security policies and other travel tips.
Packing Travel Tips
- Globally, everyone is more relaxed than in the past. A black dress or blue jacket will get you through most any entertainment.
- Leave your finer jewelry at home so there’s no chance of losing them or loss by theft.
- To lower the wrinkle level, try stacking two pieces on top of each other and then fold together. When you arrive, unpacking and hanging whatever you can will help, too. You can also use a folding board.
- Your carry-on baggage should contain important items such as electronics, jewelry, medications, and travel documents.
- It’s best to take extra passport photos with you as some countries use them for things besides the passport.
- Label each piece of baggage with your name and phone number on the inside and outside of it.
- You’ll want to carry cash, but split it up into different areas on your person.
- You should keep the most important items with you in your daypack. These might include your tablet, passport, camera, debit card and cash.
- If you’ll be using very much Wi-Fi while traveling, you’ll need to use a VPN to protect yourself from the unsecured networks.
Travel Tips on Leaving Your Home
- Remember to make plans for your pets.
- Let your bank know you’ll be traveling so they don’t block your card. This can usually be done with online banking.
- If you’re going on a multi-destination trip, leave your itinerary with a friend or connect with them on a location app like Life360.
- Social media can easily tell others you’re not at home, so be careful.
- Ask a trusted neighbor to pick up your mail.
- Be sure that someone close knows where your will is kept.
- Consider using a timer on an indoor lamp to come on at night.
- Finally, try to pack the car in the garage with the door closed. Or at the least, back your car in so it’s not so obvious that you’re loading luggage.
- Lastly, have a fabulous time!