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  • Meredith Peters

Seven Tips for Smooth Summer Travel

Summer is the perfect time to explore new destinations and create unforgettable memories. 


However, travel can sometimes come with its own set of challenges. To ensure your journey is as smooth and enjoyable as possible, we’ve compiled seven essential tips just for you.


1. Pack Light

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Traveling with just a carry-on can significantly simplify your trip. Not only will you save time at airport check-in and baggage claim, but you’ll also avoid the risk of lost luggage. Plus, a lighter load means easier mobility (and trust me, you do not want to be trying to roll a big ol' suitcase up a hilly, cobblestone street). 

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2. Download Your Airline's App

Stay ahead of any travel disruptions by downloading your airline’s app. These apps provide real-time updates on delays, gate changes, and more, ensuring you’re always in the know. You can also sign up for text notifications about changes to your itinerary. 


3. Invest in Travel Insurance

Unexpected events can happen, from flight cancellations to medical emergencies. Travel insurance can provide peace of mind and financial protection, covering everything from lost baggage to health issues abroad.

Travel Insurance

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4. Carry Multiple Payment Methods

It’s wise to carry a mix of local currency, credit, and debit cards. Distribute them in different places (e.g., in your bag, on your person, and in your hotel safe) to minimize risk in case of loss or theft.


5. Prioritize Safety

High tourist areas can attract pickpockets. Use crossbody bags and avoid keeping valuables in easily accessible pockets. Stay vigilant and enjoy your travels with peace of mind.


Travel Safety

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6. Arrive at the Airport Early

International Flights Airports can be particularly busy during the summer. Arrive at least three hours before your international flight to navigate through security and check-in smoothly without the stress of rushing.


7. Research Local Customs

Understanding basic local customs and etiquette can enhance your travel experience. Whether it’s tipping practices, common greetings, or dress codes, a little research goes a long way in showing respect and making connections with locals.

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By following these tips, and working with me as your travel advisor, you’ll be well-prepared for a stress-free and enjoyable summer vacation. 

To start planning your dream vacation, use the link below to schedule a complimentary consultation with me.

For more tips on how to travel like a pro ➡️


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