Vacations should be for fun, as opposed to worrying about what you forgot to do or bring along. These are some very important things to include on a vacation checklist. First, research your destinies to determine the basics such as type of clothing needed. Make any reservations in advance that you need such as hotel, rental car, or tours. If a passport is required, make an appointment to get that and required shots as well if needed. Book flight tickets and hotel reservations if needed, and make arrangements for any pet care that will be necessary. When the arrangements are made, write a list of where you will be and when, so that it can be given, or told to trusted family members or friends.
It is important for someone that you trust, to look out for your home while you are vacationing. If you trust a neighbor, have them keep an eye out on your home, so that you will not have to worry as much. This person should have a key, and be able to check for anything unusual in your home. If you are going to be on an extended trip, make arrangements to have someone mow your yard. Stop your mail and newspapers also, if you will be away for more than a month. It is very important that someone knows where you will be at all times, so that you may be contacted, however remind your friends and family that this is a vacation. It is also important that they know your itinerary for your own safety.
After you have packed, make sure that you have any prescriptions that you need regularly, official documents needed, and money to use either card, or travelers checks. Make sure that your home is secured by turning off heat or air conditioning, and appliances. Unplug anything that you can if you will be away for some time. Make sure that you have a house key, as well as your appointed person to look out for your house. Do a last minute sweep for necessities that you used used such as toothbrush, cellphone, purse or wallet. Always remember that you will forget something, but by making a checklist, you are more likely to forget something that really does not matter, instead of something crucial. Research your destination, make reservations and arrangements for those left behind, contact people who you love and trust, pack the necessities, and have a fun vacation! These are all essential for your vacation checklist.