In order for you to have a wonderful trip and return home safely, you will have to do a lot of planning and research. It is important that you consider carefully the Airfare, rental cars as well as the accommodation you plan to use during your travel. Many consider these three aforementioned points as the trinity of travel preparation. But even if you are able to handle this three, you still have to do more planning in order for your trip to be smooth without any hassle.
In this article, we are going to look at a couple of things you need to do before you travel.
Contact your house sitter
Before you travel, do well to contact your house sitter who could be a close friend or a service company to help you keep things in check during the period of your travel. The role of the house sitters is basically to cater for your pets and attend to any emergencies that may pop up. If you travel without making arrangement for a house sitter service, you might be worried that you forgot to do something and this might ruin your trip.
Stop all orders.
Once you have been successfully able to have your travel booked. You should then ensure that you can cancel all subscription, order or deliveries as well as services. Some of these services include; newspaper, mail, and even your house cleaner if you wish. If you want a service to continue even when you are not around, ensure that you pay well in advance or notify them that you will not be around for a period of time. The good thing here is that you can cancel your subscriptions online at the comfort of your home.
One of the most important things that should be in your possession before you travel is cash. Create time to go to your local bank and withdraw the amount of cash you will need for your trip. But if you feel that it is not safe to carry cash, feel free withdraw the amount that will last you for the first few days of your trip. As part of your preparation, make out time to map out an ATM location on the map of the place your plan to travel to.
Investigate the travel location, to see the condition of their ATM. This is because some countries (developing countries) have few ATMs that are working perfectly.
It is also important that you notify your bank as well as your credit card company that you will be traveling to a particular location. This is important because most banks track the spending pattern of their customers and might think that your unexpected spending during your trip overseas is linked to fraud and might decide to lock your card. For this reason, it is paramount to notify them of your travel plans.
Bonus tip: Plan the first day and the last day of your trip so that you will be organized and not forget anything when leaving.
In all, when you plan ahead, your trip is going to go smoothly without any complications.