Best Practices: Travel Tips

We often overlook the simple preparation steps  that would be so helpful when we get into trouble on the road!

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

Basics

  • 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.
  • 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 dynotags are up to date and have the proper information in them. more on those as follows.

Choose the right “Tag Template” for your dynotags

Most property tags come with “Item Tag” template – which is a basic template to get going.  Here is a real sample dynotag with “Item Tag” template:
dynotag.com/1000-1452 

If  you want to show a file (text, document, picture, etc.) when the tag is viewed – you can change your tag template  to a “File Tag” – so it will accept a file upload – which it will immediately show when the tag is viewed.
Here is a real “File Tag” dynotag with an image of “Rosie the Riveter”: dynotag.com/1000-1941

To store richer information, you can select the “File Cabinet” template, which will let the owner store a simple text area, as well as multiple document files. These files in the cabinet can be word documents, images, etc., and they can be password protected individually.
Here is a sample “File Cabinet” tag of a surfer –  with several files loaded in the tag.
This tag’s unique ID is 047-5799  but its owner created an “Alias” for it so it’s easy to remember: dynotag.com/a/WindsurfTags

Recommended reading – from our FAQ page

Set up / review your dynotags:

Tag Your Luggage and Gear

  • When you tag your luggage – make sure minimal information needed to locate you, the owner is in the dynotag.  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 dynotags, 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 dynotags, 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.
  • Some users take a photo of the content of the luggage – right before packing it. You can change the “Tag Template” to a “File Cabinet” tag – and upload multiple photos, documents, etc. into your tag, password protected if needed.

Suggested dynotag 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 dynotag 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 property…

Suggested dynotag 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 dynotag 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 dynotag 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 dynotag
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 dynotag 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 SuperMedID tag’s file cabinet.

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

For kids, make sure you have consent documents signed/scanned uploaded. Here is a sample SuperMedID tag: dynotag.com/1004-5409

Suggested dynotag styles: