So, everything is booked, you know where you are going, where you are staying, you have an itinerary, and now all that is left is to get yourself ready, and here is a little checklist to help you:
Make sure you have copies of your passport, itineraries, confirmation numbers, insurance information, and emergency medical information, as this can be vital if you run into any problems. Make a copy of your itinerary too and give it to someone back home as it is essential for someone else to know your plans and can help in case of emergency.
Of course, you ha e probably got your holiday wardrobe sorted but do not forget the essentials like sunscreen and bug repellant — especially if you are traveling to tropical climates. Also, if you do not already have one then get a basic travel first-aid kit with some pain relievers, band-aids and the other basics that can be very useful on your travels.
Don’t Forget your Power
If you are taking electronic devices away with you, then make sure you pack your chargers. it is also a good idea to consider buying a portable battery to keep your devices charged while you are out and about.
Put Your Out Of Office On
You are away; you do not want to be answering emails so make sure you put an automatic response on your emails to let people know that you will get back to them, but it might take a while as you are away.
Call Your Bank
Wherever you are traveling to, you are going to need some money, so call your bank ahead of time to let them know where you will be so that you will not run into problems with your credit or debit cards.
Clean Out Your Fridge
Before you go, make sure you go through your fridge and throw out any food or perishable items with expiration dates. Five minutes of fridge cleaning is a small price for a clean return.
Set Any Automatic Lights And Alarms
If you have automatic lights or an alarm system, do not forget to set them before you go away.
Make sure you get your hair done before you go, treat yourself to getting your nails done too and your eyebrows and eyelashes if you want. Having those few things sorted can be a real lifesaver when you are in the pool or just not feeling so fresh, you will still look it.
Get A Check-Up
If you are going somewhere where you need injections before you visit then obviously make sure you go and get those done. If you are not sure, then you better check. You can find out information about this by visiting a medical center and speaking to a professional, or you can do your research online. However, if you are unsure, it is always better to talk to a professional. Other than that, it is still a good idea to go for a check-up and make sure that you are in good health before you go abroad.