Maybe it's because I'm a lawyer or maybe it's because I was a Girl Scout, but I'm all about redundancy when it comes to travel. Before we leave on a trip I make two copies of everyone's passports and visas or immunization records if required for travel.
I hold all originals. I give one set of copies to my husband to put in his bag and I leave one set home with my mom (who is always listed as our emergency contact and has a complete itinerary with our travel confirmations and whereabouts).
Finally, I take a pictures with my phone.
For our first trip to Africa I knew that we needed immunizations. What I didn't know was where to get them.
The answer: Passport Health.
Passport Health is a clinic that specializes in travel vaccinations and immunizations and they have offices throughout the U.S. They'll tell you what you need and administer it right there in the office. They can also provide antibiotics (in case of a stomach bug), malaria pills and altitude medication.
Your regular doctor or pediatrician will likely not have most of what you need because their volume isn't high enough to stock the meds. That said, take your kids records with you so you don't duplicate anything they already have.
I'm a recovering attorney/CEO and NBA executive turned entrepreneur. Before I could travel in style I just traveled, bed bug bites and all.True story. Today, I'm fortunate enough to visit iconic locations and stay in the very best hotels with my husband and son. So, whether you're living the champagne travel reality or just dreaming about it, I'm glad you're here!