Vacation Checklist! Getting ready to travel

Everyone should have a Vacation Checklist, and below is one I use.  Create your own to suit your travel needs. 

It is easy to focus on a list just for our actual packing, but there are a lot of other individual items to go on your Vacation Checklist.  Let’s look at everything.

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Review your Vacation Checklist now! And get ready for travel.

Double check your trip details and confirmations                                  Check all luggage is good for this trip, clean, easy and light
Purchase luggage, purses needed, or other travel gear
Decide if you are traveling with pets or children (make all arrangements for travel or other options) Any immunizations for either?
Source pet friendly accommodation if required
Source pet friendly airlines and other transportation providers
Arrange all travel arrangements (flights, transportation, hotels) both there and back
Finalize all medical appointments, fill prescriptions required, getting extra in case of any travel delays
Research best travel insurance, and book it immediately
Check luggage size, Carry on particularly, and if world travel involved check all transportation providers for size of luggage allowed
Photocopies of all your I.D., and passports, health insurance, travel tickets
Share the above with a family member, and leave one copy at home, take a copy with you, store in another location than where your I.D. will be while you travel.
Any checking up on your home? Mail and newspapers stopped or collected by someone, snow shoveling, plant watering.
Advise neighbor’s/ family members of travel plans, with contact information of where you are staying, phone numbers, etc.
Reminder notes for day prior to travel, and day of (turning water tank heater down, turning water off, closing and locking windows, etc.
Refer to packing list
Catch up on laundry
Plan packing day (make your bed up and lay everything out on it…allow lots of relaxed time so you can plan, and pack light!
Lay out appropriate clothes to travel in
Lay out all clothes appropriate for this trip
Do you need snacks while traveling
Double check all your I.D. is current (passports should have a minimum of six months after your return date still on them, don’t get caught at the last minute!
Cash, travelers checks, cell phone plan updates
Pay bills which will come due
Clean out  refrigerator
Review your Vacation Checklist!