Monday, November 7, 2011
Getting Ready for Your Trip to Italy
Don’t fret! Seeing as how I just got back from two weeks in Italy, I can provide you with everything you need to know before you go.
Follow this handy checklist and you’ll be more than ready to make your dream vacation a reality.
Be rich. Trust me, you will enjoy your trip to Italy much more if you have scads of disposable income.
Learn some Italian. Follow my lead: purchase a 75-cd set in order to learn how to say “hello” in Italian.
Call your credit card companies. Be sure and notify your credit card company that you’re going on a fabulous trip overseas; a jealous low-paid customer service rep working in a dimly lit cubicle probably won’t get jealous and turn off your card in the middle of your vacation.
Make sure you have a passport. Forget to get one? You can make your own with some blue construction paper and a picture cut out of your high school yearbook.
Get a power converter. European electrical sockets look like a snake bite. A travel converter can easily turn ghastly European power into electricity just like God meant for it to be.
Bring a backpack to carry your cash and valuables around in. Note: this tip was sponsored by the EPPA (European Pick-Pocketers Association).
Have the kind of spouse that is good at planning trips. I think that just goes without saying…