As you know, we love to travel. For this month, my posts are going to be about how we plan the day to day details of our upcoming cruise.
You need to pack what you need for the vacation and stay within the limits of your airline.
First find out the dimension and weight of allowable luggage – both checked and carry on. You don’t want any surprise fees when you arrive at the airport. We are always allowed one free checked bag each because that is one of the benefits of the airline credit card.
Next, we use a packing list so we don’t forget anything. There are different things to pack in addition to clothing – such as towel clips for a beach vacation, lanyards for a cruise, umbrella / windbreaker for unexpected weather and more. Create a master packing list and stick to it.
I select three colors for clothing – that way I know that I can mix and match to create more outfits and pack less. Packing cubes help keep everything organized.
A few extras that we do:
- Take a photo on our phone of our luggage. If it’s lost or delayed, it helps with the claims process.
- Make copies of what’s in your wallet (including credit cards). If yours in lost or stolen you have the information needed to cancel everything. Also, leave a copy with a trusted person back home. You may have to ask them to do this for you.
- We take different credit cards. If one person’s cards are lost or stolen, you still have the other’s perspn’s top use.
- Just in case, have a copy of your passport with you. If will be easier to have it replaced if the need arises.
Have a safe trip.