Whether you are traveling for business or pleasure, you must double-check your travel arrangements and plan correctly to avoid unexpected expenses or legal entanglements. Make sure your household arrangements are in order, and you have insurance for driving. Don't forget to list everything you can think of before calling a cab and heading to the airport. 

Household Checks 

Household checks are numerous; in fact, you coils write an entire blog article about these alone. Before you head off overseas for business or pleasure, you need to make sure your pets and plants are taken care of; you also need to make sure your home is secure while you're away. 

The best way to ensure you cover all the bases is to make a list of everything you think you need to arrange before heading off. Start your list early because you won't think of everything at once, but when an idea comes, write it down and cross it off when you've made arrangements.  

Passport and Tickets 

There is a lot to arrange before heading off overseas, and sometimes people forget their passports or tickets; this can be a disaster at the airport resulting in missed flights, stress and inconvenience, and lost money. There might also be some additional passport considerations. 

Not only do you need to check you and your family have their passports ready to go, but you also need to double-check the expiry dates and whether any visa is required for your destination country. Tickets are normally sent by e-mail nowadays, so it's worth putting them into a folder.   

Travel Money 

Since the world became digitized, it's possible to swipe your debit card in a foreign country and buy what you need without having to visit an exchange bureaux or have traveler checks issued; but that doesn't mean you won't be charged an exchange rate which is higher for convenience. 

Nowadays, one of the best ways to organize your travel money is with a pre-paid travel credit card. These can be ordered online and usually come with a convenient app. Simply load the credit card with your budget funds and use it freely on your trip abroad, avoiding bank fees. 

Destination Requirements 

Some travel destinations require a visa, a medical record, or special landing permissions, don't forget to check for these before you travel. If you arrive at a destination airport without supporting documentation, there's a chance you will be detained and deported on the next flight. 

When it comes to getting around at your destination, you need might require a hired vehicle. A new study from GoodHire suggests that a background check can help you secure the vehicle you need for a comfortable and secure time abroad. Also, ensure you have the right insurance.   

Travel Insurance 

Again, it's easy to head off on your holiday or business trip and forget about your travel insurance. Sometimes, people forget about travel insurance because it comes included in their booking, but not always. Third-party travel insurance is affordable, convenient, and reliable.  

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