10 tips for hardcore travelers

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  1. rwoman
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    MSNBC: 10 tips for hardcore travelers

    Some points I definitely agree with:
    • Back up important documents in electronic form (1)
    • Confirm seating websites due to a/c changes/updates (4)
    • Water AFTER clearing security (6) I usually carry a refillable bottle with me.
    • Do a double-pass (9) I usually do so...not doing that this past Sunday = QC 15's that are still in NYC...fortunately I'll pick them up next week
    :)robin
     
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    Seems like a list geared towards domestic travel. What about having a photo-copy of your passport? That is usually on all of these kinds of lists.
     
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    I guess I take it for granted that my passport is an important document. ;)
     
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    Hahaha! It is important and makes a great souvenir once expired!
     
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    It's got my UK work visa in it, so it'll still be important once I get the next one!! :D
     
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    I have a problem with the "break-up" method for Credit Card Numbers.

    All Credit Card Numbers are 16 digits, so any collection of 16 numerical digits is possibly a Credit Card number which any thief would probably decipher. Also all Credit cards start with the numbers 2 , 3 , 4, 5, or 6. A better solution would be like the authordoes, but reverse the numbers or put a random Letter or two in there (your initials would probably work, the spouses's initials are probably better).

    Edited for #6
     
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    I always have a photocopy of my passport(s) - it is photographed in my iPhone.
     
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    I like that idea. I just might do it too.
     
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    I do item #2 for all new trips. Unless it's somewhere I've been to a million times, any new spot gets a folder on my dropbox with a list of food places to try, points of interest that I might want to visit, etc. along with addresses and "what's good" about the place -- such as a particular dish or dessert that you saw on a TV show, so you don't have to try and figure out why you wanted to come here in the first place. :)

    I usually break it down into a folder by place, with a subfolder for activities, food and reservations -- which has a saved PDF copy of all my confirmations for hotels and car rentals, just in case I run into any problems. :)
     
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