Travel Tips for Spring Break and Summer Trips
Get ready to pack up the car or board a flight to your favorite destination. The travel season is almost here with spring break and summer right around the corner. But before heading out, it's a good time to brush up on your travel safety prep.
Don’t Broadcast Your Plans on Social Media
If potential thieves have access to your spring break travel plans, they may target your home or your car when you’re gone. Forgo the social media posting until after you return.
Notify Card Companies Before You Leave
Make a quick call to both your bank and your credit card companies to alert them of your travel plans, particularly if you’re going out of the country.
Have Your Insurance Information Handy
Health insurance is similar to rental car insurance: If you’re traveling domestically you’re probably covered, but a call to your agent is a good way to double check what’s covered and what’s not. The latter is especially the case if you’re headed out of the country.
Check the News for Your Destination
If you’ve booked your trip with a travel agent, ask for any insider updates on weather or local events that may impact your plans. If you’ve booked the trip yourself, find the local newspaper online for information. And if you’re going out of the country, always check the U.S. Department of State Travel Warnings website and plan accordingly.
Get Your Car Road Trip Ready
Visiting the next town over or the next state? Then your timely oil and fluid changes probably cover you. But for longer road trips, arrange for a once-over by your mechanic to check tire pressure and wear, brakes, fluid levels and conditions, and wiper blades.
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