Vacations season is almost upon us and we bet that many of you would have started planning for vacations. Some only plan for picnics to beaches or resorts while many plan for their journey to foreign shores. There are a lot of things a traveler needs to focus on for a blissful and exciting trip like stalking the best air deals or shop travel essentials, but out of the million things to do before you leave for your trip, there are some important to dos that travelers usually miss out. We have made a list of those things and to know what they are, continue reading and make sure that you are actually ready to leave for your next adventure.
You forgot to make copies of important docs
Forgetting to make copies of important documents is actually a mistake that travelers make. If you are traveling to an unfamiliar place, you should always go prepared. There have been cases when travelers lost their original documents after landing and have to go through hectic procedures to get back. Without legal documents, you are considered illegal to the country and have to pay serious consequences.
People are so busy doing other stuff that this important thing actually slips from the mind. If you have a plan to travel this season, make sure to carry copies of your documents like passport, visa, air tickets and etc. to have a joyous trip.
Not putting your mail on hold
While you are away enjoying your trip, you wouldn’t like strangers to enter your house. But how will strangers know that you are not at home? It is easy for everyone to know that you are not at home because of the pile of newspaper and mails at your door. Not putting your mail on hold can lead to serious consequences that you wouldn’t be aware of because you are on your adventure.
Many travelers forget to hold their mails because there are so many things you have to deal with. Before leaving for your trip, you should request the services to hold your mail to avoid burglar’s attention. Thanks to online system, now you don’t have to drive to the service provider because it can be done by accessing the online portal of the service provider.
Contacting your bank
Imagine yourself in a situation when you are far from home and suddenly your cards are blocked by the bank. It will be a very traumatizing situation and we have heard of many cases where people didn’t contact their bank before leaving the country and ended up ruining their vacations. It is important to tell your bank that you are going on vacations and will be using your cards in foreign country. As people rely on plastic money these days and don’t like to carry cash, but it is not a wise decision as things can turn up very bad and you should be ready to tackle such situations without any hassle.
Killing the power of the house
As travelers are in such a hurry to board their flight, at times they forget to kill the power of their house. This mistake can lead to serious disasters like if by mistake you forget to turn off or unplug an appliance and when you return you will be shocked to see the electricity bill. If you are in such a hurry, rather than checking every socket you can kill the power from the mains. Leaving the power on can lead to disasters like blasts or short circuit and will increase your expenses. Make sure to switch off the main power supply before leaving to keep the situation under control.
Paying your bills before leaving
You should pay your bills before leaving for vacations to avoid late fees. If you are a tech friendly person, it won’t be a problem for you to pay electricity or gas bills online thanks to e-banking system, but people who are deprived if the amazing technologies have to face late surcharges. The best thing about dealing online is that of you have forgotten to pay your bills as you were in a rush, you can pay them on flight.