Planning to Travel Abroad? 4 Things to Do Right Now

I was resigned to spending my last week of vacation in the backyard. Then I got a call from a friend whose husband had suddenly hurt his back and couldn’t go with her on their long-planned trip to Scotland. Would I like to take his place, accommodations included? And oh yes, she was leaving in two days. I thought it over for about five seconds before saying yes. I tell you this not to brag (although woo hoo!! I’m going to …