How To Go On Vacation With No Stress
Heading out for a vacation can be stressful. Let's face it, there are a lot of things to juggle. Work, kids, remote schooling, family, and of course, our homes all require attention before we can head to Topsail Island to kick back and relax. This week we will take a look at the best tips and tricks from the experts. You'll have the car packed and be on the way to Topsail Island in no time and without a care in the world. Let's get started.
Purchase travel insurance
Travel Insurance is a great investment and the only way to protect your vacation. Wether you have a family emergency, lost luggage, or road side assistance travel insurance likely has you covered. Another important thing to consider is only travel insurance protects you from vacations that are cancelled due to severe weather. When booking with Seashore Realty we'll offer you a comprehensive travel insurance plan. Have questions? We are happy to answer any questions you might have.
Call your bank
As you know identity theft is on the rise. One of the easiest ways to prevent identity theft is to let your bank know your travel plans. By telling your bank about your plans the bank can be on alert for charges that seem out of ordinary. Many of the banks have text messaging and real time email alerts.
Stop the Paper, Packages & Mail
Don't come home to a surprise
Nothing is worse to coming home to a mess. Make sure to turn off your water, gas, ice-maker and other appliances that you don't need. Nothing is worse than coming back to a flooded home because a pipe burst or a water heater failed.
Leave the lights on
Darkness is a criminals best friend. One of the simplest things you can do while away is to leave your lights on. If you don't have a remote access to control your lights have a neighbor come over and turn on the lights each night. Timers in the house also work well to rotate different lights on within the house. Another great idea is to leave a radio on to give the appearance there are people home. Simple, cheap and effective ways to protect your home.
Don't post too much on social media
Social media is fun, but it does have a downside. Savvy criminals have been known to monitor social media posts to see when people are out of town. Just remember what you post is often easy for everyone to see including those with bad intentions. Save your posts and updates for your return. After all, everyone loves seeing pictures of Topsail Island.
Now that you've made all the necessary preparations to leave home, all that is left to do is head to Topsail Island. If you haven't booked your 2021 Topsail Island vacation now is the perfect time. We have a great inventory of homes to choose from in all the best locations and featuring amazing amenities. Give us a call today at 910-328-3400 or click the button below.