Summer Travel Tips

May 17, 2023

Summertime is quickly approaching, and you’re almost done putting the finishing touches on your highly anticipated summer vacation. Flights and hotels are booked, restaurant reservations are made, and plenty of relaxing is in your future. But have you communicated with your bank about your upcoming travel?

Notifying your bank about your travel plans can help protect you from unexpected financial disruptions while away. Your bank can make sure there is no disruption in accessing your funds, that you still receive potential fraud alerts, and, if traveling outside the country, that you are aware of currency issues.

Here are some other tips you can use to protect yourself financially while you are on vacation.

Be cautious with public Wi-Fi: Avoid accessing sensitive financial information or making online transactions using public Wi-Fi networks, as they may not be secure.

Purchase travel insurance: Protect yourself from unforeseen events such as trip cancellations, medical emergencies, or lost luggage by investing in travel insurance.

Keep emergency funds: Carry some emergency cash or have a backup credit card in case of unexpected expenses or situations where cards may not be accepted.


These simple steps can help you enjoy your time away without worrying about your money.