The girls and I look forward to a warm-weather getaway for spring break. We're already planning our outfits. But there is a lot to do to prepare for an international trip besides choosing clothing. Today I'm sharing my travel checklist based on guidelines from the State Department.
1. Get your documents in order. Our passports are valid and ready to go. I make copies of our electronic ticket numbers, hotel confirmation numbers, passport numbers, and other important information. One copy goes in a bag that I bring with me and another copy stays with someone at home. In the unfortunate event that a document is lost, it is much easier to replace with the information readily available.
2. Money matters. Notify your bank and creditors of your travel plans. Carry a small amount of local currency. Depending on your travel destination, small restaurants and local vendors may not accept credit cards. I prefer to get money out of a local ATM machine because you can take advantage of the bank exchange rate.
3. Pack carefully. Although it's tempting to pack a dozen outfits with matching shoes and bags, pack as lightly as you can. Being able to manage your luggage efficiently will make your airport transfer a breeze. Be sure to pack necessities such as medication in a carry on bag. It's also a good idea to bring prescription medicine in the original bottle to avoid any issues in customs.
4. Dress for comfort and style. I'm old school, but I like to dress nicely for air travel. Even if you're headed for a warm-weather destination, be prepared for cool air on the plane. Here is what I'm planning to wear on the plane.
A while ago, I told you that I was obsessed with the Pina Lace Top from Anthropologie, so I am thrilled to see the Pina Lace Dress. Right now, this dress is on sale for 20% off. I think that I need the top and the dress because I can wear the top all year, but the dress is more of a 2 season pick.