reservations as soon as possible. This enables you to acquire the
best prices for advance booking for your airline, car and hotel reservations.
The Las Vegas Tourism online reservation system has built in, best prices
for those who can schedule their vacations in advance.
Arrange for pet
care or boarding.
If boarding, be
sure your pets have any necessary shots / vaccinations.
Arrange to have
the lawn cut.
Ask a neighbor or
friend to keep an eye on things and to pick up any dropped off,
advertisements or leaflets, etc. left at your door or on your driveway.
Be sure that you
will have enough prescription medicine. Order if required.
Planning to rent
a car? Check your auto insurance to see if you're fully covered where
you're going. You may not need that supplemental insurance offered by the
Buy extras you
Entertainment for the kids or yourself during travel time.
Things to Do When You Are Almost Ready to Leave:
Stop the mail.
at work with absence notification.
Update e-mail at
work with auto reply absence notification.
Get money and/or
bills that canít wait.
Put name and
destination phone number or destination address in luggage. Donít put the
address of your vacant home.
non-essentials from wallet or purse. (Sadly while you take a holiday,
crime does not.)
numbers for reporting lost or stolen credit cards or debit cards and put
them in a location other than your purse or wallet.
phone numbers to leave with neighbors, relatives, or pet boarding
Donít Forget to Bring:
printout of any online reservation for airline, car or hotel.
lens case, and extra solutions.
or lens prescription.
Note: If leaving
the country, proof of purchase of expensive camera equipment can avoid
Hint: Bring a bag
for dirty clothes
Hint: If you plan
to bring back souvenirs, leave some room for them in your luggage.
Close and lock
appliances (toaster, can opener, coffee maker, and TV's.)