Joel sent in the best travel tip ever! It may seem obvious, but that is what makes this one so great (and easy!).
So, probably like a lot of you, I have always made a copy of my passport, driver's license, etc. before leaving on a trip. The silly thing is, however, that I would keep this copy in the same bag as my actual passport, driver's license, etc. (not good if this is the bag that I lose) or I would zip it in my checked lugage (really stupid and not helpful at all in a crisis situation at the airport, not to mention the risk of someone else getting into your luggage). I always had the right intention, but never executed the plan very well.
Well, Joel has come to my rescue. Joel's best tip ever is to scan your passport and email a copy to yourself. With a copy of your passport in your email you can access it from anywhere (hotel, airport, blackberry, etc.). Brilliant!
So, here is a step by step:
- Scan a copy of your passport
- Email this scanned copy to yourself (I also emailed a copy to Mark and my mother... just in case)
- Access your passport (even if you lose the actual passport-something Mark and I have both done) from anywhere
Thanks, Joel, for this travel tip. It will make travel a lot less stressful with minimal upfront effort.
I will be posting other great travel tips (thanks to everyone who participated) periodically. We received so many wonderful tips-we will surely use all of them on our upcoming adventures.