Given that it’s the season of
holiday movies, it’s nearly impossible to not watch American television and not
eventually run into Home Alone. For the very few who have never seen the John
Hughes classic, it chronicles the story of one child named Kevin who
accidentally is left home by his ill-prepared family when they go to Paris for
Christmas. Rather than contact his neighbors, family, friends or even the
police to let them know what has happened, Kevin takes the opportunity to spend
some quality time at home – and take care of a few neighborhood robbers.
It’s a Christmas favorite for
many families, but it can also be actually a quite scary reminder to future
travelers: it’s best to be prudent when travelling. Even if you don’t leave a
family member at home, you could forget to do something or have anxiety about
leaving something attended, which could cause unneeded stress when you’re trying
to relax on your vacation. With that in mind, here are five things to remember
before you travel overseas:
Make Sure Your Prescriptions and Insurance
Is in Order:
Just because you’re on vacation doesn’t mean you can’t get
sick or you don’t need your medicine. Ensure that all prescriptions are
renewed, so you have enough during your trip, and also speak with your
insurance company to know if you’re covered or not if you need healthcare
overseas. If not, there are overseas insurance programs out there.
Have Local Cash:
Depending on where you
go, you might not be able to use your credit card as many businesses no longer
accept magnetic strip credit cards. Therefore, it’s important to have local
cash, but don’t get the cash as soon as you get off the plane. Airports tend to
have higher conversion rates.
Register at your Embassy:
purposes, it‘s best to register at the US Embassy, so you can be contacted in
the event of an emergency
Get a Houseguest:
would have never had an issue if they hired a houseguest. They would have known
that Kevin was safe and enjoyed their trip. Even if you don’t forget your
child, a houseguest can take care of pets, collect mail, take out the trash and
make sure the house looks occupied to potential burglars.
Know Your Destination:
purchase a luxury villa in Tuscany
the week, it pays dividends to know where you’re going. We have provided a link to some popular events and
and also have friendly staff members here who can guide you during
your stay. No matter where you go, though, make sure to look at guide books,
visitors’ websites and other resources, so you have an idea of what to do when
you get there.
For more information about our
Tuscany villas and travel to Tuscany in general, contact us today.
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