It took awhile, but after traveling around the world from Hawaii and back I can say that I’m pretty travel savvy. Travel can be stressful and even I still get flustered. These some helpful tips that I have garnished over the years which have helped save me and give me peace of mind. I hope that you find it useful when you plan your family reunion or vacation. These tips are especially useful if you are getting ready for a surprise engagement proposal or destination wedding in Hawaii.
- Planning activities in advanced. If you are planning on getting professional photos taken please plan at least 2-3 weeks in advance. It takes 1-2 weeks to get the beach permits for on location photo shoots and 2-3 weeks to order flowers for leis or wedding bouquets. Also, planning a professional photo session in Hawaii is less stressful if its not rushed or a last minute venture. I specialize in surprise engagement proposal photography and destination weddings. Send me an email if you need additional tips or information.
- Make a list. Whether you pack a week or a few hours before your departure, it’s important to make a throughout list. This list should be all inclusive from planning daily attire, gathering toiletries, to closing up the house. Do you have a nice neighbor or a friend that will stop by your home to make sure everything is in order? If the answer is “yes,”leaving them a separate list is most helpful. For example: Do the plants or yard need to be watered? What about the mail? Is there a spare key? When does the dog need to be fed? Who is the emergency contact if you cannot be reached?
- Final walkthrough. After you have gathered everything on your list take some time to do a final walkthrough and make sure you haven’t forgotten anything. Most importantly make sure you have your ID, flight tickets/information, wallet, and phone/charger. Make sure major appliances (if applicable) are off. If you have forgotten something – don’t worry about the small stuff, those can always be bought when you land.
to be continued…
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