🧳 Planning a getaway
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Leigh Silkunas

Leigh Silkunas

🧳 Planning a getaway

Everything you need to remember to plan a memorable and stress-free getaway. Leigh Silkunas is a travel aficionado and Founder of One Across, a hospitality consultancy. https://www.1axconsulting.com/

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  • 🧳 Check the expiration on your travel docs & memberships

    Since many of us haven't traveled much in the past 18 months, many of our passports and memberships like PreCheck and Clear have expired. While getting a renewed passport may be tricky with 6 months of travel, TSA's renewal process is fairly easy: https://link.joinarrange.com/planningagetaway_tsarenewalinfo

    • 30m
    • 8 weeks before
  • 🧳 Decide what sort of trip to take

    The best option depends on your interests, travel companions, and budget. Take Conde Nast's travel quiz for a few recommendations: https://link.joinarrange.com/planningagetawaytravelquiz

    • 30m
    • 8 weeks before
  • 🧳 Make travel reservations

    Most travel booking sites allow you to view pricing across various days to pick the best option. Discount websites like Scott's Cheap Flights can help determine your destination by sending you good deals. Be sure to sign up for flight alerts for your ideal destination: https://link.joinarrange.com/planningagetawayflightalerts

    • 60m
    • 7 weeks before
  • 🧳 Choose your accommodations

    Think about who you are traveling with and what you'll need when you get there. A vacation rental can provide more space and the use of a full kitchen, but often lacks the amenities and reliability of a hotel. Use Google Hotel Finder to search for both types of lodging in your travel destination, but pro-tip, booking with the hotel directly will often get you the best deal and perks: https://link.joinarrange.com/planningagetawayhoteldeals

    • 60m
    • 6 weeks before
  • 🧳 Plan your itinerary

    Once you know your destination, dates, and travel companions, start researching and booking your activities and reservations: https://link.joinarrange.com/planningagetawayitineraryplanning

    • 60m
    • 4 weeks before
  • 🧳 Schedule child, pet, or house sitters

    Save yourself a headache by getting on your sitter's calendar ahead of time. Here are 8 of the best babysitting websites and apps to find a last minute sitter: https://link.joinarrange.com/planningagetaway_sitterapps

    • 15m
    • 3 weeks before
  • 🧳 Reserve your table

    Is there a foodie in the group? The best restaurants fill up fast and most open reservations 30 days ahead: https://link.joinarrange.com/planningagetawayrestaurantreservations

    • 30m
    • 3 weeks before
  • 🧳 Drop off items to be cleaned

    Double check the items you plan to bring and make sure they're trip ready.

    • 15m
    • 2 weeks before
  • 🧳 Create an initial packing list & order anything you're missing

    Double check the weather and formality of places you plan to visit. Hating everything in your closet? Rent the Runway offers 3 or 5 day rentals on winter and summer attire, plus accessories: https://link.joinarrange.com/planningagetawayoutfitideas

    • 30m
    • 2 weeks before
  • 🧳 Pick up dry cleaning

    Double check your dry cleaners' hours, as many aren't open evenings or weekends.

    • 15m
    • 1 week before
  • 🧳 Pick up cash for tips

    Cash is still king in hospitality. Take out $50 - $100 in small bills so you're not caught empty handed with a helpful bellhop or bartender. Keep the bills in an easy to access pocket so you don't have to fumble when tipping.

    • 30m
    • 1 week before
  • 🧳 Pack travel docs & check COVID restrictions

    COVID policies are changing rapidly and countries and destinations that may not have had any requirements when you booked could now mandate proof of vaccination or specific COVID tests. The CDC has a good overview of different travel restrictions, but ultimately it's best to check with your airline before travel. Some airports offer COVID testing for travelers before takeoff. This is convenient but fills up fast, so make a reservation to reserve your date and time: https://link.joinarrange.com/planningagetawaycovidtravelalerts

    • 15m
    • 0 weeks before
  • 🧳 Pack your suitcase & carry on

    With the current travel delays, we suggest putting your toiletries, anything valuable and at least one change of clothes in your carry on in case you need to live without your suitcase for a night. Here's The Points Guy's guide for your carry on pack list: https://link.joinarrange.com/planningagetawaycarryonpackinglist

    • 60m
    • 0 weeks before
  • 🧳 Check the weather and grab a mask

    Double check if you'll need to throw a coat or an umbrella and throw a back-up mask in your suitcase in case you misplace yours.

    • 30m
    • 0 weeks after
  • 🧳 Unpack your suitcase

    Here's your reminder to unpack that suitcase on your bedroom floor. You'll feel so accomplished and ready for your next adventure! Also, double check how your suitcase fared during your trip. If a wheel or zipper needs fixing, send it in now. If you're looking for new luggage, we love female founded Beis. Get 15% off your first order: https://link.joinarrange.com/planningagetawayluggagerecommendation

    • 30m
    • 1 week after
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