Getting ready to travel to a faraway destination can be an exciting time! Especially when it is time to go on a vacation and relax. One thing to take not of before you depart on your journey is what the exchange rates are for where you are going. It is also a really good idea to make sure the country you chose to travel to is stable and has a friendly government.
Travel plans are extremely important and should be well thought out. Especially if you are looking for use a vacation rental. Even if your only plan is to just relax in the sun and enjoy some tropical cocktails on a Caribbean Cruise it is still important to make sure that all of your plans are locked down and you have a solid itinerary.
Just as a safety precaution you may also want to make sure that you are totally aware of where your closest embassy is. Obviously you don’t want anything to go wrong, but if for some reason it does, it is good to know where to turn for help.
Putting all your “eggs in one basket” is also something to be avoided. What I mean is don’t carry all cash! It is a good idea to have some cash on you but it is also a good idea to use traveler checks or some other form of controlled currency. Too many people have had their vacations cut short due to a stolen wallet or purse. You definitely do not want to fall into this category.