Taking a vacation? Traveling on business? Here are travel tips to make your trip safer and easier.

After reading the following travel tips, you'll get a good idea of some of the problems that can happen when you go on a trip -- and what you can do about it.

There's no doubt that traveling can be fun when done right. But you have to protect yourself. There are many travel "Horror Stories" out there. Don't let your vaction become one of these stories.

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OK, now let's get started on the travel tips that can help you make your trip an easier and more enjoyable one.

Traveling with children.

Are your children with you on a trip? Have you got a recent photo of each child? If a child gets separated from the family, you’ll be glad you have a recent photo.

Laws of other countries when traveling abroad.

"Familiarize yourself with local laws and customs of the countries to which you are traveling. Remember, the U.S. Constitution does not follow you! While in a foreign country, you are subject to its laws."

Travel Tips from Summer.

"Rolling items will save space in your suitcase and will help clothes from getting wrinkled so badly. Roll jeans and slacks from the bottom up, t-shirts, under garments and socks roll up well. Dress shirts and dress blouses should be hung up to help prevent wrinkles."

"Never roll silk slacks they tend to wrinkle and will look like elephant skin. Ties are fine if you roll up tightly. You can place in a sock to help keep the roll tight."

"Rolled socks, belts, shorts and ties can be placed in your shoes to help conserve space, place them in the toe of the shoe. This will help your shoes maintain the proper shape. Watches rings and small pieces of jewelry can be placed in the heel area with socks put in on the top to protect them."

"Have a cosmetic bag or shaving kit filled with items you need. Toothpaste, toothbrushes deodorant, colognes/perfumes, hair sprays brushes/combs and gels. Items that can spill or leak put in a zip-lock bag and seal. You can get travel size tubes and containers, they will save space also. When you have completed a trip leave the bag packed and ready for the next trip."

"Never take prescription drugs out of the original container."

"Try to plan on what you will need for the time you will be gone. Don’t take items for 'Just in case'. If you pack that way you will pack too many clothes and will bring them home unused."

"Take a trash bag in your suitcase to put dirty clothes and wet towels in."

"A sewing or mending kit is a good thing to have handy, if a button is going to fall off it will happen right before you are ready to walk out the door to an important meeting."

Here's one of the more important travel tips involving your health.

If you get bottled water in countries outside the U.S.

"Bottled water from good brands are often available, however make sure the bottle is opened in your presence or open it yourself! Often unscrupulous stores or restaurants refill the bottles with local contaminated water and re-sell it to unsuspecting travelers. Check the top before you allow someone to open it. "

What to do if you get motion sickness when driving long distances.

If you are traveling by car, it is best to sit in the front seat if you can. Don't read while the car is moving as it only heightens the feeling of motion sickness.

A site on the internet for currency conversion.

Need to convert the amount of one currency into another. Here is a very popular site that does that:


Click here to get more information from XE.com - The Universal Currency Converter

Pretty much everyone takes credit cards with them when they travel. This travel tip shows you how to protect yourself in advance

How to protect against credit card theft when traveling.

"Keep your credit cards in a holder separate from your cash and traveler’s checks. This reduces your chances of having them all lost or stolen. Also keep in a separate and secure place a listing of your credit cards with account numbers and phone numbers to report a lost or stolen card. If you’re traveling to other countries, find out ahead of time the phone numbers to report card loss or theft. "

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