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March Break is that time of year when Canadian families head south to escape the cold. It’s a welcome break between the Christmas and summer holidays, but are you ready for it?

Here are a few tips to help you prepare for March Break

Make a list: Life gets overwhelming pretty quickly if you keep all those millions of “things to do” in your head! I’m a firm believer of THE LIST. I used to keep lists on various notepads designated for work / home / groceries / packing etc. Problem was that my notepads never seemed to be where I needed them and I would start putting home tasks on my work notepad. Now, I use a bullet journal system and keep all my lists in 1 journal book. Easy peasy and everything is all in one place.

Passport / ID: You can’t travel anywhere these days without a passport. Make sure it is still valid. Be aware that many countries require that your passport be valid for a specified length of time prior to the date of entry.

Technology / Cell Phone: Staying connected when we are at home is one of those things we take for granted. Wi-Fi can be slow and unsecure and roaming charges can add up quickly if you don’t have a plan.

Check out our articles:
Roam Mobility US SIM Cards for Canadian Travellers
and Ready SIM for International Travellers to the US

Medication / Vaccinations: Don’t take chances when it comes to your health and make sure that you have all your vaccinations up-to-date. You may also wish to visit a Doctor specializing in Travel Medicine depending on where you plan on travelling. In terms of Medication, always bring more than you need in case of delays or emergencies.

Money / Foreign Cash: You are going to need spending money if you plan on leaving the country.

Check out our articles:
10 Travel Tips when using Foreign Currency
and Buying Foreign Cash Online with #CIBCTravelCash

In Canada, CIBC offers an online ordering/delivery service called CIBC Foreign Cash Online™ . It’s fast, safe and secure and you don’t have to wait in line. They will deliver to your home, CIBC branch or even to Toronto Pearson International Airport for free within two-to-three days for most urban branch/home locations and three-to-five business days for most rural locations.

Anyone Can Use CIBC Foreign Cash Online™ !

If you are already a CIBC client you can use Foreign Cash Online services through CIBC Online Banking, by clicking “Order Foreign Cash” from the left hand navigation pane. This experience is fully integrated and allows clients to order within a few simple clicks!

Non-CIBC clients can also order Foreign Cash Online, which offers all delivery options.

Learn more at cibc.com/foreigncash