Whether you are leaving town for a weekend getaway, or heading off to a foreign location for weeks on end, traveling brings with it a certain amount of worry. Hopefully the ideas we have for you here will help to put your mind at ease, and lead to happier, safer trip.
If you’re traveling with kids, it’s tempting to let them all tune out with their own mp3 players, but consider bringing along some books on CD. Having something literate and interesting for the whole family to listen to is not only entertaining and interesting, but provides a common experience that each family member can take forward with them into life (“Hey, remember when I was ten, and we listened to Black Beauty on the way to Maine?”). It’s the stuff of which fond memories are made.
When considering traveling, it is important to think of the best mode of travel. Traveling by car can offer many more sights and opportunities for side trips. Traveling by train can offer a chance to relax and get some work done if they wanted. Planes can cover ground fast but don’t allow much movement and one cannot get off the plane in flight. Each mode of travel has it’s own advantages and disadvantages to be considered.
If you will be out of town for a few days or more, consider having someone you know drive by your house occasionally to make sure that everything looks okay. You may also want them to go inside and turn lights on at night.
Buy new locks for your luggage. The locks that come with your luggage are usually so cheaply made, they can be broken right off. It would not be a bad idea to discard them entirely and replace them with sturdier combination locks.
If you follow the advice laid out for you in this article, you should be able to take at least some of the stress out of your trip.