Monday, June 26, 2006

Summer Travel

It's summer time. Most kids are out of school (mine still have about a week and 1/2 left). And it's the time when many families travel. Having been in the travel industry for many years, I find that people still have a hard time getting out that door for their summer holiday travel. So I thought I'd add a few tips to hopefully help people travel better in the summer time.

1. Make sure passports and travel documents are in order. If you are going to a different country, you need to make sure you have all the proper visas, insurance and other items needed for tavel. Check the countries webpages to see if there is anything that you need that your travel agent isn't telling you. While they don't have to "get your visas for you", a Travel Agent is required to give you info on visas/Passport and Health requirements for all countries that you are visiting.

2. Pack light (better said than done). check out the weather (well in most places summer travel is going to be warm to hot, unless you are visiting South of the equator). Take outfits that work in several different ways. Keep colors similar so you can mix and match. For kids, take at least one outfit per day..again try to mix and match things and don't overload on shoes.. Remember.. most places you can pickup a thing or 2 for you or the kids to supplement what you have.

3. Kids medications.. even over the counter.. Have some basics ready and with you.. in your carry on.. sniffle stuff. pain stuff.. etc... Also, make sure you have any prescription meds that you need in your carry on.. not in your checked luggage if you are flying.. and carry a separate list of those meds as well.

4. toys for the plane/car etc.. take toys/books/crayons etc that they will play with and that will not go rolling under the seats (lost some toy cars that way on a plane once.)

This is just a short list of what I find important. I'm sure I'll find more things to add later

Click on the link on the title to see a great website with tons more info.


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