|1. Plan but don't over plan. Make sure you
understand what you want to see hear and experience,
but make room, space and time for spontaneity and
|2. Confirm your
reservations at the hotel,
parks, recreation areas, planes,
trains and ships.
|3. If traveling abroad,
convert your cash to match the
currency of your destination.
|4. If you have pets, see to their safety and
comfort in the automobile (don't put them on the top
of your car), train or plane.
|5. Check to see if your destination accept pets
and provide food and water.
|6. Suspend your mail and
newspaper, contact your home
security company and ask a
neighbor to keep an eye on
|7. Watch your credit
cards and cash carefully. Cards
can easily be scanned or stolen
and should be used wisely.
|8. Pack carefully and
lightly. Remember airlines have
restrictions and fees for your
|9. Check your camera and
video equipment for battery
power and malfunctions. You
would hate to arrive at your
destination and discover the
batteries lack power and the
camera does not work.
|10. Go to our page
Photography and get helpful hints to make your
photography and videography the best ever.
|11. Check with your
cell phone company about access
and charges at your destination.
Some units don't operate and
charges and roaming fees could
|12. In planning
for travel in foreign countries research
their customs, traditions and travel
warnings. Many of a vacation has been
disrupted by a gaff, misunderstanding and
lack of understanding.
|13. A new method
of theft has developed. It involves your
cell phone. Criminals have developed a
method of stealing your information by
establishing a fake WiFi in a vacation
destination (hotel, restaurant, resorts
etc). They will establish a WiFi similar to
your hotel ie John Smith Hotel Connect will
be called WiFi John Smith Hotel. You will
assume it is the hotels free WiFi and be
connected. Our advice is to contact the
front desk or management and verify that the
WiFi you are being connected to is
the weather forecasts of your destination.
The following are good locations: