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Overlooked Spring Break Travel Tips

February 9th, 2014  |  Travel Insurance

So, your spring break trip is coming up and you are getting excited to finally get away from the snow and cold weather. There is nothing like that feeling when you get off the plane and you feel the warm air and sunshine hit your face for the first time. It is that moment that you know booking the trip was the right decision.

However, before we get ahead of ourselves, it is important that you have everything in order before you leave for your trip so you can avoid making some of the most common and overlooked spring break travel no-no’s.

Here are some things to keep in mind when preparing for your spring break trip:

  • Check in online: Don’t want to wait in long lines at the airport? Check in online before you leave. It will save you time and the hassle of waiting in line when you get to the airport.
  • Don’t forget the antacid: You never know when your stomach could act up when you are traveling. Be prepared and make sure that you have some antacid in your suitcase. It can be a life saver. And, it is also a good idea to pack some pain medication and the like that will make you feel better if you start feeling ill.
  • Leave your winter coat and boots at home: There is no need to drag your winter coat and boots around with you while on vacation. When heading to the airport, wear a spring jacket and a pair of shoes that you will use on the trip. Plus, it will save you some room in your suitcase.
  • Put your bathing suit in your carry on bag: You never know when your luggage could get lost or delayed in transit. If you bring your bathing suit in your carry on you can at least hit the beach while waiting for your luggage to show up.
  • Cash is king: If possible, leave your debit card at home and only use your credit card if you must, especially when travelling to unfamiliar countries. Cash is king and in most countries outside North America, traveling with US currency is your best option.
  • Research the location before booking: If you are traveling with the kids, make sure that you research the location, hotel, or resort before booking. The last thing you want is to book a trip with the family to a resort full of out of control spring breakers. Could make for an awkward week!
  • Don’t be the red lobsters: Everyone wants to get a tan while on vacation, but don’t be that person who forgets or neglects to put on sunscreen. No matter where you go, there is always that person that is sun burned to a crisp and looks like a red lobster. Don’t be that person!

Are you going away for spring break? If you are, where are you going? What travel tips can you offer to other travellers? Are you guilty of any of these travel no-no’s?

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