We are on the cusp of one of the best three day weekends of the year, Memorial Day Weekend, and whether you are planning to spend it in Las Vegas or perhaps by the beach, more than 34 million Americans will be traveling. To help prepare yourself, we’ve put together a list of items you may want to take into account before boarding an airplane or settling in behind the wheel of your car. But most importantly we want you to have fun and be safe.
- Galavantier Guru
Simple but important things to remember:
Copy important documents: Make photo copies of credit cards and leave one with a family member at home and keep a copy safe your travel bag. If you are leaving the country, do the same for your passport and place it in your shoe to get it safe.
Maps and guide books: If you belong to AAA either go to a location or if you have a smart phone or tablet, download a city guide. We suggest you start with our Las Vegas eBook series!
Reservation Re-Confirmation: Any reservations made, give a call 24-48 hours in advance of your arrival to double-check your arrangements and make sure everything is what you expect upon arrival.
Packing: When packing clothes, roll them.
Pack a change of clothes in your carry on: If you are checking luggage, bring a change of clothes in your carry-on just in case. The last thing on holiday is not having your bag reach your destination.
Don’t forget your phone/usb charger: To prevent leaving your phone charger in your hotel room when you check out (which, alas, happened to me once), unplug the charger every time you remove your phone and put it back in your luggage.
Prevent toiletry spills: Place a plastic bag under the screw caps of soaps and shampoos and tie the bag around the bottle. This way if the cap opens, the bottle spills into the bag, not on your clothes.
For some additional travel tips, especially if you are driving, click here.