Things to concern before and during travel

Before Travel
Print addresses
Don’t take your address book on holiday; simply print out family/friends’ addresses on sticky labels using your computer and take them with you. Then affix to your postcard – saves time and energy and increases aforesaid family/friends’ chances of a postcard.

Butter is better?
Contraire to popular belief, butter when mixed with a small amount of sugar works better than standard bug repellent. Use a butter to sugar ratio of about 10 to 1…

email yourself
Before you go always email yourself a copy of all the important information – airline numbers, credit card phone numbers, passport and driving licence numbers. That way if your documents and/or wallet is lost or stolen, all you need to do is log on to access all your details.

Accidental spills
Buy resealable food bags from the supermarket and use them to put toiletries in when packing. This will save your clothes in your suitcase from any leaks.

Protect your photos
To safeguard your holiday snaps take a photograph of your address on the first frame, then if they go astray you have the best chance of getting them back.

Think PMT before you travel, it’s an easy way to remember Passport, Money, Tickets!

Pack your pants
When packing your rucksack, try not to put any valuables in the front or side pockets as it will be very easy for someone to rob you. Instead put expensive things in the main body of the bag and put things like dirty underwear in the pockets. That way if someone does try to steal something, they’ll get a nasty surprise!

During travel
1. Make sure you have a signed, valid passport and visas, if required. Also, before you go, fill in the emergency information page of your passport!

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