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5 Travel Tips to Keep in Mind

On the plane headed to Jamaica!

I’m back from my honeymoon in Jamaica! While Jeremy was out on the balcony enjoying cheese and crackers, I was typing up notes so that I’d remember what I wanted to tell you. I thought today I’d share a few things that I learned from traveling. And with all of the travelers Spring Break brings to San Diego and sends to other places, this information will definitely come in handy!

Make copies of all important documents and leave them at home with your family. If you happen to lose your passport or credit cards, you need someone who has your information readily available.

Don’t put all your eggs in one basket. Seriously. Don’t have your cash, passport and Mission Fed Credit Cards all in one place. If something happens, they’re all gone in one fell swoop! And before you go, be sure to contact Mission Fed so that they can put a travel note on your Credit Card and Debit Card.

Research the place you’re visiting. Jeremy and I had a wonderful honeymoon coordinator who gave us a lot of the need-to-know info, and we’re so grateful. We knew where to go and—probably more importantly—where not to go.

Be respectful to everyone. When you’re in a foreign country—or even another city or state—the last thing you want to do is be offensive to the people who live there. Learning some of the common customs of the region is a great start. You may need their assistance while you’re there, why not make sure you’re making friends?

Make a copy of your trip itinerary. This should be left with someone back home—probably the same person who has copies of your passport and Credit Cards! That way, someone will know where you’re supposed to be at all times.

I already miss the place we called home for a week! Until next time—travel smart, stay savvy at saving and enjoy all of the great products and services that we have to offer at Mission Fed.

Oh—and make sure you’re not posting all over social media about how long you’re going to be gone. Sometimes I’m guilty of oversharing, but you really don’t want everyone to know you’re out of town and your house is empty!

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Submitted by Kirsten (not verified) on

Glad you're back and had a great time!! Congrats!!!

Submitted by Heidi on

:) Thank you, Kirsten! It's good to be back! :)

Submitted by Amanda (not verified) on

So glad you had a great time! You look so happy and pretty in that picture! :)

Submitted by Eric (not verified) on

Hi Heidi,
I just returned from Costa Rica and what you said is right on. We did most everything you suggested except for leaving copies of important documents with a friend or relative here at home. I'll be sure to do that next time.

You're absolutely right about being respectful and nice to everyone. In fact, we got upgraded on our flight home because we were being nice! At the resort we stayed, the manager coordinated a birthday celebration for my niece at no extra charge. They decorated her room and even made a cake with her name on it. They might do that for everyone, but I'm sure it helped being nice!

Congratulations on your wedding and I'm glad you had fun in Jamaica. Great picture of you and Jeremy!

Submitted by Heidi on

Hi Eric! Sounds like you had a great time on your trip, too! Thank you for reading my blog and taking the time to comment! :)

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