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Three Travel Preparation Tips For Your Summer Vacation

Published by Scott Hershman

Between Memorial and Labor Day weekends, there will be millions of Americans traveling for their summer vacations. While some will be flying to destinations overseas others might opt for a cross-country road trip.

Regardless of how you choose to travel, it can be stressful trying to remember if you packed everything and planned your trip accordingly. Our team has gathered three travel tips to help you feel more prepared before and during your summer vacation.

1. Create A Budget For Your Trip –

  1. In the first two quarters of 2022, gas and food prices have increased dramatically across the globe. While these increases are alarming they shouldn’t deter you from eating at restaurants or venturing out of your hotel while you’re traveling. To ease the stress of overspending, you should create a budget that gives you different options for eating and traveling during your trip. This can include different modes of transportation like a bus or taxi as well as different restaurants you can visit.

2. Pack Your Bags Accordingly –

  1. A 2019 poll showed that over 62% of Americans overpack while traveling. It can be tempting to pack a few extra outfits for your trip, but it can also lead to extra charges if you violate your airline’s strict baggage policies. It’s always important to check ahead of time to see if your carry-on bag’s weight and dimensions will meet your airline’s requirements. If you know you’re going to purchase new clothes or souvenirs on your trip, then you need to leave extra space inside your suitcase.

3. Save Your Itineraries And Call Ahead –

  1. Airlines, hotels, and car rental companies are notorious for overbooking during busy holiday weekends. With many families deciding to venture out for the first time in two years, there is a greater chance you might experience this while traveling this summer as well.
  2. To prepare for this scenario, you should double-check your reservations by calling each of these companies ahead of time. If they are overbooked, you could be refunded or given additional compensation. The best thing you can do is be patient and politely ask a customer service representative to help you rebook through their organization.
  3. It’s also a good idea to have a digital and print copy of your boarding passes, hotel room reservations, and other booking information. If your p

hone becomes inaccessible during your travels, then you’ll have backup documents ready to go. There will be no need to print out additional tickets or documents until you reach your final destination.

In addition to the tips we’ve provided above, here are a few more we’ve added in the following graphic:

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