• Cannabis Laws and Commercial Drivers
  • What Insurance Do Contractors Need?
  • Mobile Equipment and Vehicle Fire Prevention
  • Is Your Business at Risk For Flooding?
  • 3 Small Business Risk Management Tips For Winter

6 Essential Travel Tips

Vacations are for reducing stress, not adding to it. Unfortunately, things can happen to make any vacation a stressful experience, no matter how beautiful the locale or destination.

Some things you are not able to control, such as the weather or flight delays. Other things, such as missing documents or stolen credit cards, have the potential to interrupt your fun but do not have to end your vacation if you are prepared.

Before you pack your bags and turn on your email out-of-office message, here are six tips to make your vacation one for the books:

  1. Make Copies of Your ID and Passport: Make two photocopies of your license or passport in case either is lost or stolen. Bring one copy and store it separately from your original, and leave another with a friend or relative. The U.S. Government also offers the Smart Traveler Enrollment Program, a free service for U.S. citizens and nationals traveling abroad. The program permits enrollment with the nearest U.S. Embassy or Consulate, which can assist during an emergency such as a lost or stolen passport.
  2. Streamline Your Wallet: Lost wallets are the leading cause of identity theft. Only carry the card(s) you plan to use on your trip, and leave your checkbook and the rest of your cards at home. If you decide to bring more than one credit card, consider stashing the extra, along with account information and customer service numbers for the cards you have with you, in a hotel safe or other secure location.
  3. Check Out Guides: Before you book that zip-lining, parasailing or river rafting trip, check online for any customer reviews. Seeing what others have to say about the company and the excursion can help you choose a safe and well-run adventure.
  4. Travel like a Local: When visiting any location, know your surroundings and plan your route in advance. Be aware of how the locals talk and dress, and consider whether certain actions will make you stand out as a tourist. Read More
Recent Articles & News
  • Cannabis Laws and Commercial Drivers
    anemptytextlline
    anemptytextlline
  • What Insurance Do Contractors Need?
    anemptytextlline
    anemptytextlline
  • Mobile Equipment and Vehicle Fire Prevention
    anemptytextlline
    anemptytextlline
  • Is Your Business at Risk For Flooding?
    anemptytextlline
    anemptytextlline
  • 3 Small Business Risk Management Tips For Winter
    anemptytextlline
    anemptytextlline
  • How to Build an Emergency Survival Kit
    anemptytextlline
    anemptytextlline
  • Renovating Your Home to FORTIFIED Standard
    anemptytextlline
    anemptytextlline
  • The Pros and Cons of Composite vs. Wood Decking
    anemptytextlline
    anemptytextlline
  • Hiring a Contractor Checklist and Tips
    anemptytextlline
    anemptytextlline
  • Questions to Ask Your Home Inspector
    anemptytextlline
    anemptytextlline
  • Buying vs. Renting a House? Five Questions to Consider
    anemptytextlline
    anemptytextlline
  • How to Help Prevent Offline Identity Fraud
    anemptytextlline
    anemptytextlline
  • 6 Essential Travel Tips
    anemptytextlline
    anemptytextlline
  • A New Sweep of Smart Home Security Devices
    anemptytextlline
    anemptytextlline
  • Make My Front Door Smarter
    anemptytextlline
    anemptytextlline
  • Preparing Your Home for Vacation
    anemptytextlline
    anemptytextlline
  • Premises Security and Liability
    anemptytextlline
    anemptytextlline
  • Breweries and the Craft of Managing Risks
    anemptytextlline
    anemptytextlline
  • New Car Replacement Coverage
    anemptytextlline
    anemptytextlline
  • What Does Loan or Lease Gap Insurance Cover?
    anemptytextlline
    anemptytextlline
  • Liability Insurance Coverage
    anemptytextlline
    anemptytextlline
  • Uninsured/Underinsured Motorist Insurance Coverage
    anemptytextlline
    anemptytextlline
  • Staying Safe Around Heavy Equipment
    anemptytextlline
    anemptytextlline
  • Protecting Your Construction Site from Fire, Water and Theft
    anemptytextlline
    anemptytextlline
  • Earthquake Facts and Safety Tips
    anemptytextlline
    anemptytextlline
  • Disaster Planning Guide
    anemptytextlline
    anemptytextlline
  • Returning to Your Property after a Hurricane
    anemptytextlline
    anemptytextlline
  • Hurricane Survival Guide: What to Do During and After the Storm
    anemptytextlline
    anemptytextlline
  • Hurricane Facts and Myths
    anemptytextlline
    anemptytextlline