Summer Travel Tips When you start planning your summer vacation, you are excited, nervous, and you are anticipating a holiday filled with fun. Make your summer holiday dreams come true by preparing for your trip properly. If you are traveling abroad, check out immunization recommendations for the countries you plan to visit. You do not want to catch a disease that is rare in your home country while traveling, and bring it back with you. Not only does this become expensive with additional medical costs, but others could become sick as well. Even if you do not like needles, bite the bullet and take the shots. Check your passport to make sure it has not expired and will not expire while you are traveling. An expired passport is an expensive and time-consuming delay. Take the time to check it over, and make sure you have any visas that are necessary while you are at it. Purchase medical travel insurance to cover your family while you are traveling abroad. If you or a family member are pregnant, make sure you inform the travel insurance company. Some travel medical insurance policies do not cover pregnant travelers, so you want to be sure all potential medical issues are covered. Spend a bit of time learning about what kind of weather you can expect at your travel destination. You want to if you should pack sunscreen or winter boots. Many travelers assume that the weather at their destination know location will be similar to the weather at home, and this is often not the case. Trip cancellation or delay insurance is available. Get it. A delay or cancellation can be costly, so you want covered. to be Make copies of your important documents. Keep one copy separate from your original documents, and email another copy to yourself. This way if all of your luggage is lost, you can access your documents via the internet. Virtually every country has internet access. Check with your home country's foreign travel department to determine if your destination country has any travel alerts. You need to be aware of travel alerts as these can delay your vacation. Learn about the customs in the country you will be visiting. Learn how to greet someone properly, and how to address someone properly. In the United States, almost everyone is informal. In other countries, it is rude to address a stranger informally. These are a few things to be aware of when you travel. Respect the country you are visiting by learning their customs. Give your itinerary to someone you trust at home. Make sure you tell that person of any changes, and keep in contact daily. If there is an emergency, you want someone who knows where you are and where you are supposed to be, so they can call the authorities if necessary. Using these tips before you book your travel will help you prepare for your summer holiday. There is no need to waste time by waiting til the last minute, take the time to prepare in advance.
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