Archive for the ‘travel’ Category

Tip #28 – Travel Toiletries

Wednesday, January 28th, 2009
Keep your travel bottles organized.

Keep your travel bottles organized.

No matter how often you travel, it always seems such a challenge to keep all of those 3 ounce containers organized. Here’s an idea that could help. When you return home from your trip, refill your travel containers, put them back in your quart bag and return them to your cabinet. Everything will be ready to go for your next trip.

Tip #27 – Travel Folder

Tuesday, January 27th, 2009
Organize your travel documents.

Organize your travel documents.

Getting ready to take a trip? Here’s a suggestion for organizing all your paperwork. You can use either a file folder or two-pocket folder. Consider placing the following in your folder:

  • airline tickets/e-tickets
  • the itinerary for your entire trip – it’s good to have flight times and numbers
  • printed copy of reservations (room, car, etc.)
  • passport or birth certificate
  • maps or brochures for your destination
  • proof of any possible vaccinations
  • print any email correspondence you’ve had with the resort or other agencies – these are good to have in order to verify price quotes and information
  • photos of your luggage (see Tip #26)

Tip #26 – Lost Baggage

Monday, January 26th, 2009
Be prepared for lost baggage.

Be prepared for lost baggage.

If you travel, your luggage has been lost, or will someday get lost. To help you prepare for the day that you are the last one at the luggage carousel and all of the luggage has come and gone, here are a few tips.

  • Prior to taking your trip, snap a photographs of your luggage. Print the photos and keep them with your other important travel doucments.
  • On the back of the photo(s) write the following information: dimensions of luggage and brand name.
  • Take a photo of the contents of your bag. On the back of this photo record any specific items of high value.