Here is the next installment of favorite travel tips (Part 2)
6. Prescriptions-E-mail yourself a separate list of your prescriptions in case you lose or forget your medication. Also, never put your prescription medication in checked luggage. If the airline loses your checked luggage, you lose your medication.
7. Glasses-If you wear glasses, my doctor suggests to always keep a copy of your optical prescription with you, because if you are in a foreign country and need glasses or contacts, the prescriptions are universal in language and can easily be understood. Or, simply carry an extra pair.
8. Vaccinations-I log all my vaccinations on the yellow universal shot card record that you can get from your doctor. How many people can really remember when they got their last yellow fever or tetanus shot? I keep the shot record at home in a secure place and carry a copy of it with my passport.
9. Light up the way-I always carry a small, high intensity flashlight in case I am traveling to countries with frequent power outages. Amazing, the number of times I have needed this. Nothing worse than being in an unfamiliar place in the dark. I also carry it in my backpack if I am going to be out at night.
All the hard-core travelers I have met consider a small flashlight an absolute nececessity.
10. Compass-Take a small compass with you. Can’t tell you the number of times I have come up out of a subway or arrived in a strange city and immediately used my compass to get my bearings
Stay tuned-more travel tips coming!
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