Make sure you leave extra valuables at home. With a lot of different activities in unfamiliar surroundings, losing things is very common on vacation. Even worse, you could be the victim of a theft.
Create a list of all the things you need to pack before a trip. Sometime well before your trip, at least a week or more, write down all of the items that you must pack. This way, you can avoid clutter and panic, even if you have to throw things together on short notice.
Always keep a picture of your child on you. Even the thought of losing your child is one of the most terrifying experiences you can have. However, in case it happens, you should be prepared. Having a photo on you to share with authorities could mean the difference in whether or not your child is found quickly.
Avoid foods that may contain something you're allergic to hiding in a dish. If you are allergic to certain foods, you should know what the name of the food is in the native language. This way, you can easily explain your allergies to waitstaff or chefs in restaurants or--should something happen--medical professionals.
When you fly, don't expect the airline to cater to your every need, no matter how long the flight is. Bring your own blanket, pillow and headphones if your trip is going to be a long one. You should also bring enough snacks to get you to your destination and not have to rely on airport food.
As was discussed in the introduction to this article, traveling is a lot of fun but the planning part can be rather difficult. The better you do on planning the trip, the more time you will have to enjoy yourself once you are actually there. The tips provided to you in this article can make your trip much more enjoyable.