By December, many of us have already made our Christmas plans and are looking forward to time spent with our loved ones. While some of us are able to stay in our hometowns and not worry about traffic or the weather, the nature of families is that they grow and are often dispersed across the city, province, country or world! Some families who live in colder climates feel the urge to spend their vacation somewhere hot and relaxing. Whatever the reason, Christmas time, for many people, involves travel.
If you’re planning on travelling this holiday season, we have a few tips for you, so that you can optimize the safety level of your trip!
- Let people know your travel itinerary. This way, if you don’t show up when you said you would, someone will know that things haven’t gone according to plan and will be better able to help you.
- Be sure all your paperwork (and vaccinations, if applicable) are up to date.
- While you are away, especially if your vacation is more than just a couple days long, try to make it look like someone is home at your house. This may involve leaving a light on, or asking a neighbour to come collect your mail every few days.
- Research your destination before you go. And if you’re going somewhere exotic, research the currency and budget accordingly.
- Bring any medications you or your family may need but keep them in their original bottles or packaging if you’re flying with them.
- Purchase travel insurance.
- Tag your luggage.
- Pack a basic first-aid kit – such as our 165 Piece First Aid Kit – for minor emergencies.
- Call your bank and let them know where you are going and for how long you will be away.
- Visit the Canadian Air Transport Security Authority website for the most up-to-date information and security measures on air travel.
For further details on these ten tips, please visit the Canada Safety Council.
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Article contributed by Sophie Wooding – Avid gardener and cyclist in Victoria, BC and Content Writer for Frontier.io