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5 Things to Do Before You Travel

Posted on 18 April 2018 by admin (0)

You have booked for your trip, and you are all packed and ready to zoom off for some days of fun. Before you hit the road, you need to tie up some loose ends and get some important things in place to ensure that you do not find yourself in an unpleasant situation during your trip. So for the before the road rage begins here are some of the things you should check out:

For pet owners, get a sitter: Once you’ve had the day of your trip fixed, it is important that you find and book a house sitter or kernels for your pets. This will save you the trouble of last minute arrangements or even cancellations if you remember too late.

Advance payments and stop orders:

You don’t want to wait the final minutes of your preparations to do this. Since most stop orders take more than a day to process, you might want to do this at least three days before your scheduled day of departure. You should also confirm and book for advance payments for services you want to continue while you are away such as your gardening/landscaping. Would it not be a terrible thing to be worrying about mowing your lawn while you are bungee jumping?

Arrange for enough cash:

For a domestic trip, you simply need to make enough cash withdrawals so you won’t have to worry about finding an ATM when you arrive at your destination. For international trips, you should make arrangements on how to make withdrawals the moment you arrive at your destination, this might include checking out the website of your destination to confirm for an ATM you make use of on arrival.

In case of international trips, you should also communicate with your credit card company and bank about your trip so that overseas spending on your card will not be interpreted as a fraudulent transaction and your account may be blocked. Here’s how to notify your bank.

Plan for your arrival and departure:

The first and last day of your trip is usually the most important. You will be arriving in a completely strange environment, and planning will do you a lot of good. You need to prepare for your lodging on arrival, as well as the places of attraction close to where you are lodging and also nearby amenities that will make your first day less confusing.

You should also pre-package all the essential things such as house keys, car keys, or documents you will need on your arrival back home so that you won’t have to start unpacking your load immediately you arrive

Create a list of activities you wish to do on your trip:

The best way to guarantee maximum fun on your trip with as little glitches as possible is to plan appropriately. Before hitting the road, you should go online and search for as much information about your destination including things such hobbies and where you can easily find them, local entertainment at your destination and so on. You could even get tickets ahead to save time.

Proper planning is vital for an enjoyable trip while. While you will find still things on your trip that you did not plan for which is, of course, part of the fun in traveling, having most of your stay figured out beforehand will save you a lot of stress.