Some Important Things Before Traveling

Check your passport expiration date

Make sure your passport is up to date and valid for at least 6 months after your trip

Research your destination

Learn about the culture, language, currency and visa requirements of your destination.

Make a packing list

Write a list of all the items you need to bring, including clothing, toiletries, medications, and any other items you may need.

Purchase travel insurance

Consider purchasing travel insurance to protect yourself in case of an emergency.

Check the weather

Check the forecast for your destination to make sure you've packed the right clothes.

Make copies of important documents

Make copies of your passport, driving license and other important documents in case they are lost or stolen.

Get your vaccinations

Make sure you are up to date on all your vaccinations before you travel.

Notify your bank and credit card companies

Let your bank and credit card companies know about your travel plans so they don't flag any suspicious activity.

Set up an email auto-reply

Set up an auto-reply to your email to let people know you're away and when you'll return.


Get your house in order

Before traveling make sure you have taken care of all your bills and other responsibilities.