Call your airline several hours before your flight is scheduled to leave to make sure there has not been a change in your departure time. Also check to see if there have been any changes on your return flight. The airlines change departure times all the time but, it is your responsibility to keep up with any changes.
Have a friend or neighbor check your mail and pick up newspapers while you are away. This will help keep your house from looking empty to burglars. You may want to contact a security company to keep an eye on your home or ask your local police to patrol more often.
Always take your own alarm clock when going on a cruise. Inside state rooms often get ignored by staff awakening passengers.
If you think you may get seasick, request a midship cabin where the ship's movement is minimized.
Pack as many items as possible in your carry-on bag in plastic Ziplock bags. They will be easier to identify and will not spill as easily.
If you are traveling to a business meeting or a special affair, be sure to wear what you need or carry it on the plane with you. That way you won't have to worry about lost or delayed luggage.
Dry foods, like bread or crackers help settle an uneasy stomach caused by motion sickness. Also it is a good idea to cut down on your intake of liquids.
Some cruise lines do not encourage children on their ships so, always check before booking your family on a cruise. However, many cruise lines offer special programs for children and most travel agents know which cruise lines to guide you towards.
Read everything you can about your destination. Check your local library, which will have a wealth of information on travel in general and probably any country or major city in the world.
Motion sickness medication does not work if you are already sick. You must take it before your departure.
Be sure to pack a pair of comfortable walking or athletic shoes that are well broken in. The middle of a long tour or cruise is not the place to break in a new pair of shoes. You will be doing a lot of walking and sore feet can put a crimp in any vacation plan
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