By: Susan Sherren- for Couture Trips Published: December 6, 2022 7:21 CST
Budget Consider your budget before making any travel arrangements. Nothing stinks like coming home to debt from a vacation that broke the bank. Be realistic with your expectations and consult your travel mate(s) before heading down the road to booking. You can still have a fantastic experience without a 5-star hotel or Michelin-star restaurant. Passport Make sure you have a valid passport and one that doesn't expire within six months after your vacation return date. Check out your passport expiration date and plan on renewing one year, yes, one year before the expiration date. Put that date in your digital calendar, so it doesn't escape you. You will have plenty of time to renew without a crisis ensuing.