8: The best place to exchange money is at an ATM with your credit/debit card.
9: Airlines have a 3 oz. restriction for each liquid. You can purchase 3 oz. containers to avoid guesswork.
10: Always take a carry bag with your medicines and jewelry and important items. Suggested inclusion: Band Aids; Neosporin; anti-diarrhea; seasickness medication and aspirin
11: Sunscreen expires, so check that yours is current.
12: Make sure your passport is current and will be active at least 6 months after your trip. This is required by cruise lines and other tour companies.
13: Copy all your travel documents and leave one set at home, one set with a contact person and one set in your luggage.
14: Put emergency contact information in your suitcase so someone can find it in the event you are unable to retrieve it.
15: Identification tags and luggage belts should be brightly colored to ease identifying your baggage.
16: Put your itinerary in your suitcases
so they can be forwarded if they are separated from you during travel.
17: Make sure you book early to get any available on board perks.
18: Join the “frequent/loyalty clubs” to get perks. (Both tour companies and cruise lines have them.)
19: Whatever your trip – book early to get exactly what you want at a good price. Last minute deals are becoming very scarce.
20: Be sure to purchase travel insurance … including health and accident coverage. You just never know what might happen.
21: Take extra camera batteries and chips for more photos.
22: If you have special dietary needs, notify your travel professional early so he/she can alert the tour company or cruise line.
23: Book with a travel agent for perks and extra service at no additional cost