Central Insurance Group
Jul 02, 2012
Whether you're planning a trip to a local attraction in Oregon 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 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 Salem 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.
Be sure that you have printed itineraries for everyone in your party, and make color copies of important ID documents as well. Keep the copies in your bag, separate from your passport and other ID's. 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. Here are some ideas to help you lighten your load:
Once you arrive at your destination, it's time to relax! But don't let your guard down completely. After all, tourists often are targets for those looking to separate you from your money. We're talking mainly about thieves, but don't forget, you also lose money when you spend more than needed. Here are some ways to protect your wallet from criminals and other money traps:
Finally, remember that you're on vacation to relax and escape everyday life. So when you get there, get out there! Meet some locals, do some things off the beaten path - in fact, the locals usually have the best recommendations. And you just might make some new friends, too!
For further questions and assistance, please contact us.
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