Whether you’re planning a trip to the beach in Florida this summer, or headed all the way across the country, you want your vacation to be relaxing. It’s a getaway from work, not to mention your day-to-day life. So we’ve got some tips – from packing smart to protecting yourself from pickpockets – to make your trip the best it can be.
Even if you’re only headed across the state, a packing list is a must. How many times have you left your home and arrived at your destination, only to find that you forgot your most comfortable walking shoes? Or your swimsuit? Put everything on this list, even if you think you would never forget it. A toothbrush is easy to replace when you get there – your prescription medication isn’t. David gave me my first bakery job, and I like to think Seven Stars wouldn’t be what it is without his influence over 20 years ago. Be sure that you have printed itineraries for everyone in your party, and make color copies of important ID documents as well.
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Keep the copies in your bag, separate from your passport and other IDs. It’s also a great idea for each person to have a list of emergency numbers, either for them to call or for someone else providing assistance. Of course, packing light can make travel a lot more enjoyable. Who wants to lug 100 pounds of luggage through the airport? Not us.