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10 Things To Do Before You Travel

August 2, 2017Posted at 1:37 pm in
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The trip you have been counting down for is coming up very soon.  Are you ready?  There are a number of tasks that need to be done before any trip.  Here are some things to do before you travel so that you can enjoy your vacation without having to worry about anything.


Make sure your passport is valid for at least six months before you enter another country. As a general rule, passports should have at least six months of validity when traveling internationally. Most countries will not permit a traveler to enter their country unless the passport is set to expire at least six months after the final day of travel.

There are numerous locations to update your passport.  Find the Government of Canada Passport Location near you.


Double check with your doctor and make sure that you have all the proper vaccinations and that you have renewed all of your prescriptions.   While doing this check with your medical insurance provider to endure your policy covers you in case of emergencies.


Look up the conversion rate before you go.  You do not want to be like me and pay $10 CAD for a beer when you get off the flight that others are only paying $2

Credit Card

Make sure it will work in the country you are traveling to.  No one want to be stranded incase of an emergency.

Phone Charger

Different countries have different size plugs and voltages.  If you want to be able to text family and friends this is a must.

Pets / House sitter

Make sure your pets and your house are taken care of by a reputable organization or friend.  Coming home to a shock is not what anyone wants after a great vacation.

Travel Insurance

Buy travel insurance as soon as you make the travel arrangements.  Not only does it offer you protection and peace of mind during your vacation, it also cover the cost of the trip if an emergency forces you to cancel it. (See your policy for more details)  We at AMC Insurance have several locations to serve you.  Click here to request a free quote.


In case of emergency whether it be natural or manmade its best to have someone know where you are supposed to be.  This could be helpful in locating you but is also great to help put your family’s mind at east knowing where you are.


With all of us having smartphones make sure you have some apps that will make your trip go smoother.  Apps that help with maps, weather, currency conversion and even translation can really make your trip go a little easier.

Double Check

Double check all your times and dates for arrivals and departures.  It is easy to overlook something that could be disastrous to your vacation.

AMC Insurance is your one stop for all your insurance needs. To find out more, visit our website or call us today.

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