Get the Most Out of Your Next Trip!
Travel Never Stops Being Exciting
No matter where your next adventure takes you, you’re always looking to explore new landscapes, foods, levels of relaxation and moments of wonder with the people you love, or new people you meet.
The best part about travel is the unexpected: what amazing surprises does this trip have in store for you?
In order to be the most open to these happy surprises, you want to make sure there are no surprises on the business-end of your vacation: are there mistakes you can avoid? Tricks to make that plane ride easier. Ways to protect your things abroad. We’ll cover all that and more to help you focus less on the not-so-fun and way more on the excitement that awaits you.
Common Passport Mistakes
If you’re traveling abroad, there are tons of passport mistakes that might hold you up at security. Some of these mistakes are easily avoidable, while others might just surprise you!
- Not checking the expiration date
While this seems obvious, it’s also easily overlooked. Ensure your expiration date is far enough in the future, because some countries won’t accept passports that will expire in six months!
- Waiting too long to apply
While expedited shipping is available, it still takes $60 more and three weeks.
- Not correctly filling out the form
Luckily the correction process is free for typo’s made to your passport.
- Not updating your name after a change
Passports don’t automatically update, so when a name change occurs, you’ll have to go through the renewal process.
- Having too many stamps
Who would of thought about that? Some countries have a requirement for the number of blank pages that travelers have in their books.
Eating Healthy While Traveling
To those that want to keep their healthy lifestyle or diets under control while on vacation, being prepared will be the best way to do this.
- Pack Smart
Just like when meal prepping for a regular week, thinking about your meals and before your trip and packing what you can, will make all the difference.
- Know Where You’re Going
Checking out the surrounding area can help you to determine various restaurants or grocery stores that can help you stay on track.
- Get Veggies with Green Superfoods
You can get in your veggies quickly with green superfood powder.
- Give Your Coffee a Power Boost
How we set ourselves up in the morning can determine how the rest of the day will go. To help ensure that you’ll have a healthy day, add some vanilla whey protein powder to your coffee in the morning. Not only is it super delicious, but it will help tame your hunger.
- Eat Small Portions Frequently
Eat small, healthy snacks throughout the day to help avoid getting super hungry and binging on something greasy later on.
- Drink Lots of Water
Being thirsty can feel a lot like hunger, so staying hydrated can help combat those hunger pains.
How to Protect Your Stuff While Traveling
It’s always a good idea to think about how to ensure all of your belongings, whether at home or on vacation with you, are secure and protected while you’re away.
Protect Your Home
This doesn’t just happen in the movies. If your entire family is on vacation, burglars can sense it. Do a few things to make sure your home still appears to have you in it:
- Put a stop on your mail so it doesn’t pile up
- Have lights on a timer
- Have a neighbor or friend shovel your snow in the winter
- Refrain from posting on social media until you’re back
Protect What You’ve Brought
Here are a few things you can do to protect the valuables you brought with you.
- Make sure your hotel has positive reviews and possibly an in-room safe
- Keep all valuables on your person when traveling via plane, train or bus
- Keep your cash in stashes rather than all in one place
- Consider travel insurance