Preparing and packing for an extended travel excursion is much more in-depth than most people may imagine. There are a plethora of loose ends to be tied before leaving home, and without proper preparation, there is plenty that could go wrong.
Take the time to do it right, and leave the worry for the birds. Travel with a free mind, and afford the family the ability to relax and learn from the journey. Take a moment before packing begins to read through this short summary of a few of the most helpful long-term travel preparation tips and tricks.
Making money whilst away from home
There is no reason a traveling individual/family should pass on the opportunity to make some money while they are away. It may not work for every traveler, but those who own their home face a prime opportunity for carefree income.
While the family/individual is away trekking through the many different landscapes of the world, try renting out the house. The monthly income generated from the tenant’s rental payment will be a gift to traveling pockets.
Avoid getting stuck paying for stuff no one is using
Before departing for the big trip, it helps to make sure that there are no new charges accruing whilst away. If travelers choose not to rent out their home or do not own property, it is best to close out all charge accounts before leaving.
Shut off the power and water. Pack up everything in the house, and put indisposable belongings in a climate controlled storage unit. Paying for a monthly storage unit is much more affordable than paying rent on a property that no one is using.
Check in with the family doctor before pushing off
Especially for those who plan to travel across country lines, it is important to go see a doctor before leaving. There are doctors who specialize in administering the proper vaccinations and can better inform travelers about the region in which they plan to travel.
It is critical to understand the regional dangers to our health before traveling to a foreign land. Knowledge truly is power in this situation, so do not be afraid to do a little studying before beginning the adventure.
Invest in travel insurance for emergencies
Who even knew there was such a thing as travel insurance? Well, there is, and it covers much more than just the health of the insured. Travel insurance does cover medical emergencies.
It also covers the health of a traveler’s camera, the costs incurred by a canceled flight, theft, and emergency travel home in the case of a family emergency. For less than $20 a month, it is well worth the investment.