Best Practices: Travel Tips

In the last minute rush, it is easy to overlook the simple preparation steps  that would be so helpful later on.

Here, we have a simple checklist for you – to help with your essential  preparations.

Basics

  • For every bag and luggage, take photos of your belongings and add them as a private (or password protected) file to the attached SuperID.  For example, it is a good idea to lay the contents of each luggage on the bed – and take a photo of the contents prior to packing.  Upload the photo to the SuperID.
    This way, as the tag owner, you can have a visual inventory of the contents of every luggage and bag, in case you have to claim loss insurance.
  • For each person in your group, designate one of the SuperIDs as the “Repository” for important travel information. This can be the the SuperID attached to their wallet or Passport.  The repository would consist of the following file attachments:
    • Photos of the passport pages, so you always have a copy.
    • Photos of your credit cards.
    • Photos or files of your travel tickets, reservations.
    • Photos of the travel itinerary and contacts, as well as important numbers.
    • Any medical consent forms, legal forms.
  • Check voltage and plug specifics at your destination(s).
    Make sure you have the right kind of chargers, plugs and converters to charge your electronics as needed. It is a good idea to attach a SuperID tag or sticker to each personal electronics so they can be recovered.
  • Cell Phone coverage.
    Enable international coverage, which may cost based on a variety of factors.  In emergencies, it can be lifesaver  to have a data plan available- so have a backup plan in case no wifi is available at the destination.
  • Notify your credit card companies about your travel dates.
    You do not want to end up with suspended credit cards at your destination.
  • Traveling together? Cross-pack in case one of the luggage delays.
    Example: If two people are traveling with one large luggage each, make sure basic clothing and needs of each person is tucked in the other person’s luggage – in case one of the luggage is delayed or lost. Else, one person will have no clothes or other needs for as long as it takes to recover their luggage.
  • Make sure your SuperIDs are up to date and have the proper information in them. more on those as follows.

Recommended reading – from our FAQ page

Set up / review your Dynotag Smart IDs:

Tag Your Luggage and Gear

  • When you tag your luggage – make sure you only make the minimal information needed in the Smart ID.  You can update it with relevant contact information while traveling. Do not share more information than needed or divulge private information such as credit card numbers, social security numbers, etc.
  • For unique SuperIDs, it’s a good idea to load the photo of the luggage it is attached to as the “Tag Picture‘ .  This way, you can easily show “what that luggage looks like” – when you need to.  Always have a size reference in the photo – such as a dollar bill on the luggage for sizing information.
  • For identical pairs of SuperID Luggage Tags, some users place one of the tags inside the luggage in case the outside tag is removed. When opened in a lost&found facility, any information in the luggage HAS to be used to locate the owner.
  • Take a photo of the content of the luggage – right before packing it – and upload multiple photos, documents, etc. into your tag (password protected  or private). as needed.

Suggested SuperID styles:

Tag all bags.

  • For smaller bags, do take a photo of belongings. Upload into a file cabinet template.
  • For sensitive documents, such as credit card, driver’s’ license, etc. –  engage a password for that file…

Suggested SuperID styles:

Tag your keys

Important: Keep minimal information on the key tags!  Do not share car license plate, your home address, etc.  – just an email address or cell number should suffice. You can always update the information with more rewards, etc. even after losing the item…

Suggested SuperID styles:

  • MiniTags: Compact size. Several style choices. Available in identical and unique sets.
  • Micro Zip Tags: Our most compact tags yet…

Tag your phones, electronics, sports and outdoor equipment:

Having recovery information on your phones / tablets / laptops and other gear increases chances of return!

Important: Keep information minimal. Start with email and tel number. Update as needed.

Suggested SuperID styles:

Tag your clothing

Give your parka, ski clothes, coats a way to find their ways back to you…

Important: Keep information minimal. Start with email and tel number. Update as needed.

Suggested SuperID styles:

  • Micro Zip Tags: Our most compact tags yet…  Attach directly to zippers.

Tag important documents

We suggest taking photos of all documents and upload them into a file cabinet, with password protection.

  • Passport :
    – make sure your password is not expired and has all necessary visas.
  • Forex card/ Foreign currency
    – It may be a good idea to have some local currency with you as you arrive.
    – Note that your credit cards may not work at your destination. Consult your bank.
  • Travel tickets:
    Make sure you record all ticket numbers and travel details.
  • Proof of accommodation / Hotel Booking:
    Record all confirmation numbers and reservation details.

Sample use: Passport SuperID
Attach a Tough Sticker to your passport. Basic text information should have your contact email and telephone information.   Additional information can be attached as password protected files by switching to a “File Cabinet” template.

Suggested SuperID styles:

Verify your Emergency Information is complete and current

Check with doctor’s office and insurance carrier.  Make sure your policy will cover you overseas. If it does not, you may want to consider supplemental insurance.

Make sure you have the proper vaccinations and up to date prescriptions. Load private information into different files in your Emergency SuperAlertID tag’s file cabinet.

Before travel, it is a good idea to review the information in SuperAlertID tags of every family member and making sure information is up to date.

For kids, make sure you have consent documents signed/scanned uploaded. See the example of Miller Family SuperAlert ID setup here.

Suggested SuperID styles: