It is unavoidable that you have to visit your friends or relative in urgent without much time for planning. But your only problem seems to be how you have to do you’re your pet. You can either leave it at your home or bring him with you. Traveling with your pet is easier than you think. You can bring your pet with you by using air travel services. These services fall into two categories, in-cabin and cargo. In-cabin pets must be small enough to fit into a carrier that will slide under the seat in front of you. Pets too large to fit comfortably in a carrier must travel in cargo. Cargo holds are heated, cooled and pressurized, just like the passenger compartment. It is better for you to check first before you make a reservation, be sure the airline will accommodate your pet. Some airlines do not take pet in-cabin; some discount airlines don’t accept pets at all. So if you purchase your airline tickets through the Internet, make sure your pet will be able to travel with you. Pet passengers require a reservation, whether traveling in-cabin or cargo. Airlines have restrictions on the number of pets they will carry in order to provide safe travel for all. So making your pet’s reservation at the same time you purchase your ticket is a good idea. Extra charges for both in-cabin and cargo pets will be assessed. Purchase a health certificate from your veterinarian. Health certificates are only good for ten days, so if your visit will be longer than that you will have to purchase another health certificate for the return trip. As mentioned, your in-cabin pet will need a carrier. These soft-sided carriers come in several sizes, so buy or borrow one that allows your pet plenty of room. Some of these can be bought with wheels to make transport through the airport easier; these also reduce “pet space” under the airplane seat. Window and middle seats have more room underneath than aisle seats due to the seat configurations. Pets traveling in cargo will need an airline-approved kennel. Generally, these are hard-sided, non-collapsible crates. If your pet already has a sturdy crate it may double as a shipping kennel, but do make sure it is airline approved. Most experts do not recommend tranquilizing your pet. The motion of the airplane seems to have a soporific effect, causing pets (and people) to snooze. Once in the air you’ll find that your pet will probably sleep. A word about training is appropriate here. Crate training your pet will make him/her a better traveler. There are many resources available that will show you how to accomplish this. Time spent training will definitely pay off.
Whether planning a trip to Europe or a cruise to the Caribbean, there are few things you should know before booking your vacation. Global travel and vacations are somewhat different than the average three-hour drive from your home. If you don’t plan in advance, you might find yourself stuck in an undesirable hotel with no money left for fun! Here’s a quick guide to make your vacation planning experience easier and more enjoyable. Choose a Travel Destination Don’t settle for the norm! Choose a global travel destination that will make a lasting impression. Consider the following before making your decision. 1. What leisure activities do you enjoy while on vacation? Golf, amusement parks, nightlife, fun on the beach, skiing, hiking, biking, or some other activity? 2. Climate of the destination. Will it be cold, hot, or mild for the time of year you will travel? 3. Do you want seclusion from the hustle and bustle of the city or do you want to stay where the action is? 4. What is your travel budget and available vacation time frame? These four things should be carefully considered before booking a trip. Choose a destination that features the activities you and your family will enjoy. If it’s a beautiful beach resort you want, try an Asian beach in Indonesia, Thailand, or Singapore. If it is art and culture you enjoy, try a destination in Europe such as Rome, Venice or France. If you’re an avid shopper while on vacation, choose Hong Kong, where open-air markets, shops, boutiques and malls are at every turn! Research Your Destination Once you choose a destination, narrow it down to a city and hotel or resort within that city. Use online resources to research the area and find the best deals. But, be sure a “good deal” doesn’t mean sacrificing service or quality of the hotel. With global travel and vacations, you should research in detail so you’ll know what you’re getting beforehand. If you want huge savings on luxury resorts, consider joining a travel group that offers membership discounts for booking. This will save you both time and money. They will research and book your vacation for you. Some travel groups will even allow you to sell memberships or travel packages to others as a “work at home” business. You can save money and make money at the same time, all while traveling to the places you love! Plan for Legalities Give yourself plenty of time to get your passport and other important documents you may need while traveling internationally. Different countries require different things, so check with the country’s government offices to find out what is needed. If you don’t know where to begin, ask a travel agent for help in this area, or use the Internet for research. Be sure to ask about car rentals or car hire, driver’s license compatibility, airport luggage regulations, and travel insurance. Plan Activities before You Travel Once you know your destination, use the Internet to find activities you’d like to do while there. This will save you time when you arrive and will give you a general idea of what’s available in the area. Find out where the best spot at the ocean shore is for swimming or sunbathing. Get directions to local golf courses. Find holiday coupons online for amusement parks, museums, aquariums, and other sites. Planning ahead has many advantages for long hotel stays or cruises, and you can enjoy your vacation without worry when you arrive at your destination. Start planning for your global travel and vacations today!