The largest travel season is among us: SPRING BREAK! We want all of those who are going on a spring break trip to be prepared to the fullest, so we have created a list of what we find to be the most important tips when traveling; be it for Spring Break, or any other time of the year!
1. Book early. Save money, less stress, and more time to plan the perfect trip!
2. Be organized. Have all necessary documents, itineraries and forms of identification handy.
3. Do your research. Learn about your destination! Check out local attractions, laws, emergency numbers, etc.
4. Know your group. Going on vacation with a group of people means you’ll be in close quarters. Be sure you know your group and are comfortable around everyone, to assure that you will have the best trip possible!
5. Contact your bank/credit card company. If you try to use your credit or debit card in a location that you do not normally use it, your bank or provider may shut off services to your account. Contact them beforehand to let them know where you may be accessing your accounts from and between what dates, to avoid issues.
6. Contact cellphone service provider. If you are traveling internationally, you will want to either not use your cellphone while on your trip, or set up a temporary international plan. Familiarize yourself with fees and charges associated with cellular usage outside the country so as to avoid crazy overage charges on your bill!
7. Arrive to airport early. You may run into long security lines and other situations with traveling, so it is best to arrive early, leaving plenty of time for circumstances that may arise, and to remain stress free.
8. Use common sense. It is important to always be alert and aware of your surroundings when traveling to an unfamiliar place. We recommend negotiating cab fares before entering for a ride, stay with at least one other person at all times, utilize your in-room safe (keep extra cash, credit cards, passports & IDs, electronics, other expensive items in safe when not using – if you are traveling internationally, you will not need your ID during your trip; keep it locked away).
9. Stay hyrdrated & use SPF. Nothing will ruin a trip quicker than a fainting spell and a bad sun burn – and we see it every year. Use plenty of sunblock, and while we know you want to party and have a good time, there is nothing wrong with tossing back some water every once in a while. And no, the ice from your frozen drinks does not count as proper hydration.