Category: Easy Travel Resources
Before You Leave
MAKE SURE YOUR US PASSPORT IS VALID AND UP TO DATE.
Most international countries require US citizens to have a valid US passport to enter their country. In addition, the passport expiration date must be valid for at least 6 months past your return date the USA. Have you checked your’s lately? Contact one of our luxury travel advisors for more information.
NEED TO RENEW YOUR PASSPORT FAST?
If you are traveling within 2 weeks, you can expedite the renewal of your passport in as little as 24 hours. Please visit Travel Document Systems for more information.
NOTIFY YOUR CREDIT CARD COMPANY PRIOR TO TRAVEL.
Determine which credit cards with which you will be traveling, and phone the companies prior to departure to advise them of the countries you will be visiting and on which dates, so they don’t decline a charge thinking it could be fraud.
MAKE COPIES OF TRAVEL DOCUMENTS!
Always make photo copies (color are best) of your passport photo pages and the fronts and backs of all the credit cards you will be traveling with. If lost or stolen, this will make the task of reporting the loss much easier. Another trick is to take a photo of these pages and keep on your phone or tablet!
MANAGE YOUR CELL PHONE CHARGES!
Before traveling internationally, make sure to sign up for international voice and data plans on your cell phone to lower your roaming charges.
If you’ll have WiFi, consider downloading SKYPE to your iPhone or tablet for even cheaper calls to and from home.
CHECK IN FOR FLIGHTS AT HOME!
Did you know you can check in online 24 hours before your flight departs even if you’re checking bags?
CHECK ON FLIGHT STATUS FROM YOUR IPHONE OR TABLET.
Get the free app “Flight Track”. Enter the flight number and presto, you will get the most up to date status.
TRAVEL LUGGAGE FREE!
Luggage Free is a specialty service offering travelers the ability to ship their luggage and other personal items ahead to any destination worldwide, to avoid the inconvenience of carrying, checking and claiming luggage – even going through customs. Time that used to be spent enduring the hassles at airport, can now be spent enjoying your vacation.
Luggage Free will retrieve your shipment directly from your doorstep and ship it directly to your destination where it will be waiting for your arrival. For the return, the process is simply reversed. They prepare all documents and clear customs on your behalf (if applicable), so you can experience the luxury of traveling hands-free.
TIRED OF LOST LUGGAGE?
Did you know you don’t have to rely on the airlines to find your lost luggage anymore. With ReClaim luggage tags, the hassle of tracking down lost baggage goes away – email for more information.
To Reclaim Luggage visit – http://trackmybaggage.com/
DO I REALLY NEED TRIP INSURANCE?
At Huffman Travel, we believe traveling is one of life’s greatest gifts! We also know that unforeseen events can complicate and even stop a trip from happening, no matter how carefully it’s planned. For that reason, we recommend our clients take trip insurance whenever they travel out of the country. To learn more about the benefits of insurance, contact one of our luxury travel advisors for more information.
DO YOU NEED IMMUNIZATIONS?
Find out all you need to know about the places you plan to visit at the Center for Disease Control.
ADAPTORS ARE WISE.. JUST IN CASE!
Our favorite is the 6 Piece Adaptor Case from Brookstone. Its small and compact and we always have it in our suitcase, just in case! Bring adaptors/converters with you.