Checklist for Traveling

You have booked your dream tour and now it’s time to prepare for your trip. Here is a checklist of things you should consider before you leave.

  1. Forward your mail or arrange to have it collected or ask the post office to hold it.
  2. Put a hold on newspaper and magazine deliveries.
  3. Pay telephone, service provider accounts and bills before you go, so they will not be disconnected while you are away.
  4. Call your credit card companies to advise dates and places to which you will be traveling.
  5. Ensure arrangements for your pets are in place.
  6. Remove perishable food items from your fridge and kitchen cupboards.
  7. Turn off any preset alarm clocks and electrical appliances at the switch.
  8. If you are taking your cell phone on tour, contact your provider to ensure international ROAM is on.
  9. Inform neighbors and neighborhood watch groups of your trip dates.
  10. Make sure your family & friends have copies of your travel itinerary and hotels you will be staying at, in case they need to contact you.
  11. Alert the airline if you have any special food consideration – vegetarian etc.
  12. Some airlines will allow you to check-in online and select your seats before you travel. You can also register online to receive an email or cell text message if your flight is going to be delayed.

Packing a Suitcase

If you like you can download the PDF List to computer here.

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