There are locations that are known for a daily shower or summer storms. Pack accordingly so that the rain does not ruin your trip and create unnecessary hubbub trying to figure out plan B everyday. Consider packing plastic ponchos (they take up virtually no space so pack a few of them), an umbrella, and lightweight rain jacket with a hood. They make rain shoes as well that feel like tennis or hiking shoes and are quite comfortable – I bought a pair when taking a vacation to Niagara Falls because you walk through quite a bit of water and it can easily rain. Consider packing a waterproof disposable camera too as you may get some good pictures, even in the rain.
The airlines work very hard to ensure that your checked luggage arrives with you. However, mistakes happen. If you’re planning for a significant trip with your loved one, consider packing half of your belongings in your bag and the other half in your partner’s bag. Your loved one can do the same. Should one bag be “lost”, you will both have clothes at your destination. Using color coded Packing Cubes can make this process very easy!
Luckily we haven’t needed it yet, but we scan and email ourselves copies of our passports before a big trip.
My parents like to take physical copies with them, but I have decided electronic copies are ok for now.
What has worked best for you? Have you found this helpful in the event a passport is stolen or lost?
Maybe it is just my luck, but the airport USBs never work. Even though they are now placed in very convenient spots around the seats at the gates, they are usually broken or don’t seem to be getting electricity. The best bet to avoid this problem in a hotel room, train station or airport is to carry the socket part so you can use good ole outlets rather than hoping you’ll find a working USB port.
Time for a #crowdsource question! What is your favorite snack to pack for a road trip?
Comment below with your favorites! We are excited to hear what our @leadtravelpray followers recommend.