Escape Monthly

20 January 2013

Travel Checklist: Preparations and Basics

This coming summer season, most people would consider traveling as an escape from the heat, taking advantage of the children's summer vacation, for parents. My parents did that, too, when my siblings and I were still in school, from time to time. It is also on the summer season that the Holy Week falls, and the week had been synonymous to going places since working people would have plenty of days off during this time. If you are one of the fortunate ones who will be able to travel, I found some travel lists that could be helpful. I got these from a souvenir notebook from a debut I attended last year.

Travel Checklist

Preparations:
  • Unplug all appliances
  • Clean the house
  • Empty all trash cans
  • Arrange for pet care
  • Check your passport and airline ticket (if by air)
  • Change your email setting to "out of office"
  • Make hotel reservations
  • Buy event tickets
  • Empty perishables in the refrigerator
  • Pay bills
  • Setup car rental
  • Make an itinerary
  • Stop mail, newspaper, home deliveries
  • Exchange currency if needed
  • Place valuables inside vault
  • Secure windows, doors, garages (check if all locks are working, if not, there would be a need for Locksmith Calgary by Quick LockWorks to fix them. For security, someone like a good locksmith in Calgary should be called to ensure our homes would not be broken into while we're away) 
  • Close all curtains and blinds
  • Water plants before leaving
Basics:
  • Wallet
  • Cash
  • Credit cards
  • ATM card
  • Driver's license
  • Passport & Visas
  • Travel tickets
  • Itinerary
  • Maps & Direction
  • Travel guides
  • Chewing gum (for the ear pressure I presume?)
  • Bottled water
  • Snacks
  • Travel pillow
  • Book
  • Sleeping mask
  • Sleeping pills (if taking)
  • Motion sickness medicine
  • Anxiety medications (if prescribed and needed)
  • Earplugs
To frequent travelers, do you have anything to add? Next, I will post the lists for some miscellaneous things, clothes & accessories and hygiene stuff to bring.
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