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Planning Vacation trip.

Posted by harrysalmon on January 01, 2013

Can any one help me? I need to plan my vacation. Can anybody provide trip planning checklist?


Reply by masmith1983@gmail.com on January 02, 2013

I have written some tips on how to budget, find a place to stay, and what to pack:

Hope that helps!

Reply by KatieBug66 on January 16, 2013

Pre-Travel Checklist

General Home Preparation
Water plants and mow lawn before leaving home or arrange for a neighbor to care for them while you're away
Dial your thermostat up or down to match the temperature of the season
Stop all home-delivery services (mail, newspaper, milk, diapers, and so on) or arrange to have items picked up by a neighbor
Arrange for pet care at a kennel or in your home

Lock all windows and doors securely and remove any keys hidden outside the house
Tell neighbors that you'll be away and how they can reach you in an emergency
Turn on your telephone answering machine. You may want to change the message on your answering machine at work to let your business contacts know you are out of town
Set lights and a radio on timers. Turn up the radio loud enough so it can be heard outside
Close blinds and curtains

Store food in your freezer to prevent having to run to the grocery store as soon as you return home
Remove perishable items from your refrigerator
Empty all waste baskets & run the garbage disposal to eliminate the possibility of unpleasant odors
Wash the dishes (You'll be sorry when you come back if you forget this!)

Getting your car ready
Check your spare tire and jack to ensure they are both in working order
Check oil level, tire pressure and coolant level as well as all other fluid levels
Pack a first-aid kit into the trunk

Personal preparation
Schedule a medical check-up before the trip. Ask your doctor about necessary vaccinations, and have any medical procedures done before you go
Update any personal identification so that it contains current information and a photograph

Personal preparation cont’d
Pick up cash, change and traveler’s checks at the bank
Get a telephone calling card and take it with you
Fill out and send in your tax return form if you will be out of town at the deadline
Fill out an absentee voter form if you will be out of town at election time
Tell your friends where they can write to you at your vacation or out-of-town address
Pay the rent and other bills. If you’ll be gone for an extended period of time, arrange for a friend or relative to pay the bills
Wash clothes that you’re not packing so that you’ll have a clean set of clothes at home when you return from your trip
Break in new shoes to prevent blisters

Sanity Savers
Make a "fun bag" for each child and include games, books, toys, a tape player with headphones and snacks
Purchase postcard stamps and take with you
Print address labels of people to send postcards to. It’s much lighter to carry a sheet of labels than your address book


Reply by KatieBug66 on January 16, 2013

Planning Checklist

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