Contact Information Tip
Xeroxing important information – Few things are more inconvenient than losing or having your passport, important documents and/or credit cards stolen. Take the 5 minutes to copy the photo page of your passport, and both sides of your credit cards. Make two copies. One to stash in some obscure part of your backpack and one to leave with your stateside contacts. Remember to keep a close eye on the copies – they’re a great asset if you lose the originals, but can also be used to steal your identity if they get into the wrong hands.Email yourself – If you have a web based e-mail platform, e-mailing yourself scans/copies of credit cards, important documents and passport info is a great alternative to the photocopies outlined above. It’s easier to access, less likely to be compromised/stolen, and guaranteed to always be on hand.