Tips for Preparing for a Family Vacation

October 18, 2011 :: Posted by - TravelPro :: Category - Air Travel, Traveling

Preparing a Family VacationYou and your family finally found a time to getaway, flights and hotel are booked but now there are a million other things you need to think about especially when you’re not just packing for yourself. Preparing for a family vacation is never easy, especially when to traveling with children, but by making yourself prepared in advance let’s you enjoy your vacation instead of worrying.  No one wants to be stressed on vacation, instead you want vacation as a time to relax, take time off of work or school and spend quality time with friends and family. Here are some tips to think about before booking a family vacation.

  1. Before even thinking about vacation make sure all your finances are in order and the bills are paid on time.
  2. Look up the destination you wish to visit, check out your children’s school schedule for the best time to getaway, then create a list of all the expenses you will need for vacation.
  3. Buy items needed in moderation’s not all at once, doing this in preparation for vacation allows you to have daily spending money.
  4. When it comes closer to take off, leave a way to access your home with someone you trust. In case something was to happen you want to know that your home is safe and not to be worried about.
  5. Plan on having your mail stopped or arrange a neighbor to gather it for you while you’re away. You never want to have mail sit for long periods of time, especially if some of it shares personal information.
  6. In case of flight delays, pack an extra change of clothes for everyone and extra snacks for your children. It’s always better to be prepared in times like these.
  7. Enjoy! By taking care of easy preparation before a trip, there’s no reason for you to stress.

Even though that may seem like a lot of information it really does help to make a family vacation more enjoyable for you and your family.

Purchasing Traveler’s Insurance

September 07, 2011 :: Posted by - TravelPro :: Category - Air Travel

There are many things that you will need to pack and prepare for when you are going to go on vacation. One of the things that you will need to do is look into getting traveler’s insurance.

Traveler’s insurance can help make sure that your trip goes according to plan. Here are several different types of traveler’s insurance that you may want to look into:

  1. Trip cancellation: covers nonrefundable purchases and deposits when they are cancelled due to circumstances that were unforeseen
  2. Trip delay: gives reimbursement for purchases you make due to a trip delay
  3. Accident/sickness medical expenses: covers healthcare you receive while on vacation
  4. Supplier default: covers expenses related to trip supplier if supplier cannot pay for some reason
  5. Baggage/personal effects loss or delay: covers expenses related to lost, damaged or delayed luggage

In addition to purchasing traveler’s insurance, it is a good idea to review some other air travel tips to make sure that you have prepared everything that you need for your trip. However, purchasing traveler’s insurance is definitely something that you do not want to forget to do.

Taking Your Cat With You

September 05, 2011 :: Posted by - TravelPro :: Category - Air Travel

It can be tricky to take a pet with you on your vacation. However, it can also be very worthwhile and rewarding to your pet with you.

It is very important to keep several things in mind if you are planning on taking a cat with you. Here are several air travel tips that you will want to consider before you leave:

  1. Talk to your vet about whether your cat is up for travel or not
  2. Ask your vet if there are any diseases that you should be aware of that your cat may contract from where you are going
  3. Consider the weather and whether you will need to make special arrangements for your pet before you leave
  4. Obtain a health certificate that is within 10 days of your departure when traveling by plane because it is required by airport personnel
  5. Find a quality carrier that is ventilated and big enough for your pet to move around in
  6. Allow your cat to explore the carrier and get used to it before you leave on your trip
  7. Look up the information for a vet that you can see in the area you are traveling to just in case you need his or her services
  8. Make sure you hotel welcomes cats

By doing these things and planning ahead, you will be able to make sure that your cat will be a wonderful addition to your trip and not a stressful one. In addition, your cat will enjoy the trip a lot more too.