A trip takes careful planning. Here are some helpful tips before booking a trip with me outside the United States.
My tips for smarter travel:
- Keep your shoes on - Sick of waiting in line and going barefoot? The solution is simple: get TSA-Pre ✓ and Global Entry. It comes with TSA-Pre (links below)
- Phone home - Don't bring home a phone bill equal the size of the national debt. The best apps for that are What's app and Viber (links below).
How to pack like a boss:
- Less is more - Pack and unpack your suitcase before you travel to make sure it all fits. Then take out half of it! Leave room for shopping. I always fall in love with the local style!
- Carry on - One thing you might not know about me is that I'm a packing ninja! In addition to my carry-on I take a personal item. If you're thinking a purse, you're thinking too small. If it fits under your seat or in the overhead bin, you're good to go. I use the Longchamps Le Pliage Expandable duffle (see style guide page) and pack my purse in my carry-on. If not go luggage free! I will ship your luggage, when you arrive to your destination voila, already in your room. Ask me how! How fantastic right!
Before you go:
- Passports-Check your Passport. If your passport expires 6 months after you return home your passport is already expired! Use the helpful links to find out more information on renewing your passport.
- Buy Travel Insurance- Uh Oh… Why trip insurance is so important when traveling abroad. I have the low-down. If something happens you can thank me again and again….
- Make copies of passports. Taking pictures of your passports and make photo copies is a great idea and important incase of loss when you are abroad. Plus I will have a copy to get you out in a snap!
- Call your credit card company alert them of your travel plans incase of fraud
- Make copies of travel documents
- Buy Euros at your local bank before you go
- Use a credit card with no transaction fees
- Contact your phone provider for international plans
- Check-in for your flight