TIPS TO GET YOU READY FOR TRAVEL
KEEP YOUR CLOTHES SAFE
Bring laundry clips to keep your clothes safe if you’ll be hanging them outside on your balcony to dry
CHECK-IN ON YOUR HOME
If you’ll be away longer than 5 days. Make arrangements for someone to check in on your home (for insurance and safety purpose)!
TAKE A RECOVERY DAY
Take an extra recovery day after your vacation — to sleep and catch up on other post-vacation tasks. It will help you mentally and physically ease back into the real world.
Pack a couple snacks to keep in your carry-on during your travels. You might need them on a long day!
Bring a portable charger for your electronics and never miss a moment with a dead battery.
LIMIT YOUR SHOES
Don’t pack your entire shoe closet! Limit yourself to 3 pairs: a casual pair, a dressy pair and good walking shoes.
RESEARCH YOUR ROUTES
Get a basic knowledge of the main roadways and routes around the city you are visiting. Use the GPS on your smartphone to track the expected route. If you know you will be using a cab for specific trips during your stay, you can easily map it. Don’t be afraid to tell the driver you want the quickest route.
PREP YOUR CAR FOR THE ROAD
You never know what you’ll run into on a long drive, so give your vehicle a little TLC before hitting the road – get an oil change, check the tire pressure, top up all necessary fluids. That way, your chariot can get you there and back.
PACK A SPARE KEY
You don’t want to be caught locked out of your vehicle – even if you’re an AMA member. Packing a spare key somewhere on your person or in your luggage means you will have alternatives no matter the situation.