Following my first installment for the Travelling Brown Girls Carnival, the second topic is all about tips and tricks for women on the go. Whether you’re enjoying a ‘staycation’, trekking in the great outdoors or sunning yourself on a beach, there are some easy to follow tips that we should all follow.
Remove old airline destination tags
Quite often they could be the reason why your bag gets lost. Fill in new luggage tags and consider using a business / office address (if possible) to prevent your home address being visible.
Make two photocopies of every important document
Whether it’s e-tickets, passport, insurance certificates etc. Take a copy with you and leave the other copy with a trusted friend or family member. Should something occur whilst you’re away, there is somebody at home to refer to for documents that you’re likely to need.
Check the weather forecast
Always a key task before leaving to ensure that you’re packing appropriate clothes. Even the sunniest and brightest of destinations have cool periods, particularly in the evenings. Bring a light jumper or jacket to avoid the chill.
Bring a copy of your prescriptions
If you’re taking any medication then bring a copy of your prescriptions and the common names for the medication. If any of your medicines contains a narcotic, get a letter from your doctor indicating your need to take the drug. Always be sure to keep medicines in their original, labelled containers!
Speak up if it’s a special occasion
If you’re travelling with a partner and it’s a special occasion then take advantage of the potential perks. Whether it’s an anniversary, birthday or celebration then be sure to let your airline or accommodation know. Quite often they will want to share the celebration, whether it involves singing you happy birthday or popping the cork on a bottle of champagne.
Do you have any other travel tips to share with fellow travellistas? Please share them in the comments section below.