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Yours Complete Travel Checklist

Travel provides a nice opportunity for you to learn many new things. You might feel like you're stuck in a rut in your daily life. Travel is the ideal place to test yourself. Exploring another place will give you a fresh appreciation for you hometown and your life. People may travel to learn something new and specific: a new language, a different culture, make memories, a deeper appreciation of faith or spirituality.

7-12 month ahead:

  • Make flight reservations if using reward miles.

3-6 months ahead:

  • Make flight reservations if purchasing tickets

  • Apply for passport (if needed)

  • Make reservations for lodging

2-4 months ahead:

  • Make reservations for car rentals

1-3 months ahead:

  • Purchase tickets for attractions that will sell out

1 months ahead:

  • Order cell phone for foreign country

  • Apply for international driver's license

  • Reserve airport parking at off-site lot

1 week before:

  • Confirm all reservations

  • Download latest maps to GPS

  • Give copy of itinerary to someone not travelling with you

  • Arrange ride to airport

  • Notify bank you'll be in a different location

  • Arrange for pet & garden care

  • Put a vacation hold on mail

  • Finalize your packing list

  • Order cash for trip

1 day before:

  • Pack luggage

  • Pick up cash for trip

  • Set two alarms if you have an early flight

  • Set out clothing for departure day

Day of departure:

  • Turn off hot water heater and unplug unneeded appliance

  • Shut and lock all windows and doors in home

  • Grab last-minute items such as phone chargers, toothbrush or makeup

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