Keeping Documents Safe
Keep your passport, cash and debit / credit cards in your possession at all times. Usually a small wallet will suffice but in some countries keeping them safe means wearing a money belt under your clothing and we’ll let you know when we recommend that. Photocopy both sides of your credit cards and the face page of your passport and bring them with you, or download them to your cell phone to be paper free. If they are lost or stolen you have both the phone number to call and the number of your card to cancel.
We recommend carrying 2 passport photos with you when traveling abroad to save time and energy should your passport need to be replaced.
A debit card is a better solution than carrying large amounts of cash. ATM machines are almost everywhere and you can get usable amounts out at a time and often at better rates than exchanging dollars. Many credit cards no longer have international exchange fees. Check with your financial institution before you travel.
If you can’t lift your duffle bag up a flight of steps then you’ve over-packed and it’s time to sit down and start culling! Too much stuff can spoil a vacation – accounting for it, organizing it, trying to find something important when you need it. It’s great to be able to spend more time relaxing on your vacation versus re-packing. We encourage you to bring only what’s on the “What to Bring” list and any other must have items for comfort and/or for medical requirements.
Facial mask(s), hand sanitizer and wipes are essential these days. Pack your carry-on day pack for flights assuming that your bag may go missing – then if it does, you’ll have the essentials. The obvious things are cash and credit card, medications, a change of clothing, phone, toiletries, and a hoodie. A less obvious item is a swimsuit which is hard to shop for on the road. If you’ll be hiking in the first few days, consider wearing your hiking boots on the plane or tie them to your carry on. If you bring one, we suggest you carry your camera in your day pack and leave the camera bag at home as this reduces risk of it being lost or stolen.
Kindness is Queen
Our mission is simple: we’re women who empower women just like you. We take small groups of women on active vacations to some of the most scenic places on earth. Through our guided adventures around the globe, we empower you to explore. To learn. To connect. To grow. To discover yourself. And we do all this with the respect, courtesy, and kindness global citizens bring to travel. We are all connected