5 Things Most People Forget to Do Before They Travel

Preparing for your next big vacation and wondering if you have everything ready to go? Whether you’ll be gone for a week or a month, these tips will help you to feel more at ease while you’re gone. Here are FIVE things that travelers tend to forget to do before they travel. We consider these to be pre-vacation tips.

1. Clean Out The Fridge and Take Out The Trash

Be sure to eat any perishables in your refrigerator and empty your garbage. You definitely don’t want to return home to a smelly refrigerator so remember to take care of these things before you leave. 

If you can, don’t throw and give some food away to ensure that your fridge is free of goods that will stink up your house! Also, keep in mind that you should also throw the trash in the bathrooms and do a tour of the house before returning to avoid any surprises.

2. Pay Your Bills 

In the excitement of getting ready to travel, it’s easy to forget to pay the bills that will come due while you’re gone. If you’re going to be gone for 2 weeks and you haven’t paid your bills for two weeks before that because you’re getting ready for your trip and you’re packing all excited about it, you might end up with late fees.

Always pay the bills that will come due while you’re away so you don’t have to stress about it when you come back. Also, you can consider scheduling bill payments. Just set up a bill pay system with your banking institution one billing cycle ahead of time to ensure that it works and that payments are received.

3. Check Your Bank Card Isn’t Due to Expire

Imagine you’re having your dinner and it’s time to pay and your card is rejected because guess what.. it’s expired. So make sure to check the dates! Also, bring at least two valid, permanent cards with you on your vacation in case one is lost or stolen.

While traveling, consider using tools that help secure your card transactions from fraud. When your phone’s location services are enabled on, for example, it may be possible to authenticate card transactions when you make a purchase in an unusual location.

4. Make Copies of Important Documents 

If you lose a pair of shoes while you’re on vacation it may be an inconvenience, but certainly not a big deal. But if you lose your vaccination certificate or passport when you’re travelling abroad, it could ruin your entire trip.

So make sure to copy your passport or any other important document. Print it and email a copy to yourself! We would also advise to laminate your passport copy and keep it in your wallet. It’s always good to have a copy of your passport – not only physically. Why? If you lose your wallet, you’ll also have it in your email. In case you lose your passport, the embassy can provide you with a new passport and a lot quicker if you already have a copy.

5. Check Your Health Coverage

If you need medical attention while traveling, be sure you understand what your health insurance will and will not cover. When you have a medical problem, you should plan ahead of time and be aware of local in-network providers.

If you’re traveling internationally, it’s possible that your insurance won’t cover you while you’re gone. In this case, consider private insurance providers that specialize in short-term insurance coverage for international travel.

If you need any help with itinerary planning, get in touch with us at info@dubrovnikprivate.tours. We’ll be more than happy to lend a hand!

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