Packed your bags? Ready to go on a holiday trip? Going out for family summer vacation is real fun. But there's a big list of tasks and chores that need to be taken care of before stepping out.
In addition to enjoyment, long travel brings stress of leaving home unsecure. Whether you are going for a long weekend holiday or month-long getaway, this handy traveling checklist will let you take a break with peace of mind.
- Alert your credit card company and bank about your travel dates and locations. There are many banks and credit card companies that deny charges in popular foreign locations without prior information of travel plans.
- Pay off all utility bills especially if you are on a month long holiday trip (or even more). Arrange for pre-payment of mortgage or rents, and other utilities. This will prevent utilities from shutting-off.
- Make sure you carry all important travel documents including passport, driving license, and medical insurance cards. Confirm your reservations and if possible opt in for e-tickets rather than paper tickets. Check your credit cards are working and do take a listing of 800 numbers to call in case of theft or loss.
- Check your cell phone plan covers you while you are on the go, so its service is not disrupted. Inquire if you can get any short-term international usage plan for avoiding higher charges. Read all tips...