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Make your 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 /
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 rental
Buy extras you
Sun Screen and first-aid kit.
for the kids or yourself during travel time.
Camera. film and
Things to Do When You Are Almost
Ready to Leave:
Update voicemail at work with absence notification.
at work with auto reply absence notification.
Get money and/or traveler's checks.
Pay upcoming bills
that can't wait.
Put name and destination phone number or destination address
in luggage. Don't put the address of your vacant home.
Remove non-essentials from wallet or purse. (Sadly while you
take a holiday, crime does not.)
Record phone 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
Don't Forget to
of any online reservation for airline, car or hotel.
lens case, and extra solutions.
Extra eyeglasses or lens prescription
Facial cleanser, soap.
Diaper bag, bib, cup, wet wipes.
Reading material (books, magazines).
Swimsuit, beach towels, beach supplies.
Makeup and jewelry.
Alarm clock, sewing kit.
Deodorant, brush, comb, hair supplies.
Shampoo and conditioner.
Toothbrush and toothpaste.
Razor and shaving cream.
Underwear, socks, belts, coats, ties.
Good shoes, play shoes, boots, shirts, pants, shorts and
Gloves, hats, scarves, nylons, and pantyhose.
Umbrella or raingear.
Note: If leaving
the country, proof of purchase of expensive camera equipment can avoid customs
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
Unplug small appliances (toaster, can opener, coffee maker, and
Turn off water to external faucets.
Turn off water to washing machine.
Did you want your
A/C or heat On or Off?
Turn on your house alarm system.