Call your bank or credit card provider to advise where you will be using your card and the dates you will be traveling. Banks will think that fraud may be occurring if transactions are suddenly happening in Mexico when you live in Minnesota. They will turn off your card as a security measure.
Passports/Visas bring a copy of these if your passport becomes lost or stolen. Leave copies with a trusted person at home.
Call your airline 24 hours prior to you flight in case of any last minute schedule changes
Bring a copy of your Travel Insurance policy
Keep you travel documents in a safe place and leave a copy with a family member or friend at home.
If traveling with children if one or both parents are not traveling along, bring additional documentation that may be required (see minor consent form link).
Pack an extra set of clothes in your carry-on bag as well as your swimsuit, cover up and sandals if going to a tropical location.
Make sure you know the baggage guidelines for the airlines you are flying, both checked and carry-on bags.
Bring an adaptor. Some countries have different size plugs and voltage.
US Passport Application.
Minor consent form.
Tropical Travel Packing List.
Top Reasons to Purchase Travel Insurance
We know travel insurance can seem like just one more expense, and many travelers ask the question why buy travel insurance and why get travel insurance?
- You need to cancel your trip
- You miss your connection
- Your flight is canceled
- A hurricane damages your destination
- A terrorist event occurs
- You get sick or injured on your trip
- Your baggage is delayed or lost
- Your passport is lost
- You need an emergency medical evacuation
- You need emergency assistance services