Plan for inclement weather

There’s no reason that a rainy day should put a damper on your vacation. Consider the climate where you’re headed, and then plan realistically for the possibility that you’ll have some rain—perhaps this will be when you go shopping or to a museum? If there’s even a slight chance of an afternoon shower, carry along a lightweight, collapsible umbrella. If you’re traveling with children, bring along games you can play, rent a video in your hotel room, or make a list of indoor attractions that you can enjoy regardless of wet weather.