Travel can be immensely rewarding, but there is always a sense of hassle involved - and that was before the era of COVID and vaccine passports. And yet, the break many of us took from traveling is only making the yearning stronger. The modern traveler leaving their home country might have a book's worth of paper to try and coordinate. This blog will go over some ways to always stay travel-ready, and how to best organize all your travel documents - with the help of Mycube, of course.
Get it Together!
The first step to travel organization happens long before you plan for any trip. First things first, you are going to want to find a single place to put all your travel documents together. This means more than just a passport! Depending on how often you travel, you might also have to collect preferred traveler cards, visas, and international driving permits. Don't forget to add in any travel insurance you're picking up either. Plus, in this age of global pandemics, you'll want to make sure that you toss your vaccine passport into there as well. Note - while keeping all your travel documents together makes getting ready a breeze, it does mean you're suffering from "all my eggs in one basket" syndrome. This is why it's a good idea to have the best personal safe possible for document storage, like a Mycube. This means that you don't need to sweat concerns over loss or theft. In general, it's a good idea to have a printed version of any documentation stored somewhere, even if you're traditionally a purely digital sort of person. Having a physical copy on hand can help you breeze through custom lines instead of trying to find things on your phone - and heavens forbid that you are somewhere without WiFi. If you have an owned property that you travel to frequently (think a summer house or cottage), you may want to invest in one of the best home safes for that location as well. Putting a small home safe here will give you a place to store your travel documents for the duration of your stay.
Organize On the Go
One really useful tip for traveling is to use a folder or other organization tool to store all your documents as you go. Just slipping a passport into a pocket is a great way to drop it - or worse, get it pickpocketed. By building a "portable portfolio", you'll be able to stay organized no matter where you go. If you are traveling with someone else, it's recommended that they keep a full copy of this portfolio as well. That way if one of you manages to misplace some of your documents, you'll always have a backup pair somewhere.
Traveling for Work?
Some of us aren't lucky enough to have the time to travel for leisure. Or, perhaps, we can look at it more positively - some of us are lucky enough that we get to travel as part of our work. A business trip is naturally going to require a lot more paperwork than a leisure trip. Keeping a personal safe at the office is a good place to store documents and even a laptop if you need to go right from the office to the airport. Another good tip for business travelers is to use your document portfolio as a place to store your receipts as well. Keeping all your papers in one place will make it much easier to sort through when you send your business the bill for your travel expenses. Whether traveling for business or pleasure, you always want to be focused on the purpose of your journey - not worrying about if your travel documents are secure and ready. A small home safe, like our Mycube Mini, can have a big impact on letting you enjoy your trip instead of sweating the small stuff.