Is Airport Parking on Your Travel Checklist? It Should Be!

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Preparing for a trip well in advance is one of the best ways to ensure you have a relaxing and stress-free time. There are many ways to make sure you’re ready to take off including following a recommended travel checklist. Need your travel checklist to go? Download and print a PDF-version of our ParkRideFly travel checklist. Happy travels!

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Completed? Planning Notes
  Book airline tickets  
  Book hotel rooms  
  Book discount airport parking at  
  Enroll in frequent flyer mileage program  
  Request in-flight meals for special dietary needs  
  Check auto insurance policy to ensure coverage on rental car  
  Check medical insurance policy for coverage of out-of-town needs  
  Decide whether to purchase travel insurance. Visit to review travel insurance options.  
  Purchase or arrange to borrow guidebooks and phrase books for destinations  
  Ensure passport or visa is current  
Completed? Arrangements Notes
  Arrange for pet sitter  
  Arrange for houseplant and lawn care  
  Arrange for pick-up of packages and solicitations left at door  
  Leave emergency contact info and itinerary with relative or friend  
  Get appropriate inoculations for destination  
  Verify available spending limits on credit cards  
  Purchase local currency – check conversation rates at  
  Purchase traveler’s checks  
  Pay bills  
  Put hold on newspaper  
  Put hold on mail  
Completed? Packing Notes
In Check Luggage:
  Shoes (walking/dress/beach/hiking)  
  Exercise clothing  
  LeaveSweaters, coats, hats, gloves  
  Shampoo, hairspray  
  Hair dryer  
  Shaving cream, shaver  
  Nail clippers, emery board  
  Insect repellent  
  First aid kit  
  Mini Sewing repair kit  
  Travel plugs/adapter if leaving country  
  Travel alarm clock  
  Extra luggage space for purchase  
In Carry-on Luggage:
  Prescription medications  
  Vitamins and over-the-counter medications (travel sickness, headache, indigestion, diarrhea)  
  Extra pair of sunglasses, prescription glasses, contact lenses  
  Address book/PDA and PDA charger  
  Cell phone and charger  
  Camera, video camera, film, batteries, binoculars  
  Magazines, books, portable music or DVD player, playing cards  
  Travel maps, guidebook, phrase book  
  Travel neck pillow  
  Snacks and bottled water  
  Lip balm  
  Ear plugs  
  Credit cards  
  Health insurance card  
  Long distance phone card  
  Driver’s license  
  Auto insurance policy number and agent telephone number  
  Recent photos of all travel companions  
  Local currency  
  Traveler’s checks  
  Airplane tickets  
  Confirmation numbers for hotel, rental cars, and other reservations  
Completed? Day Prior To Departure Notes
  Set timers for lights in the house  
  Water plants  
  Empty trash  
  Update voice mail and e-mail auto-reply message  
  Update website that you manage  
  Give or throw away perishables from refrigerator  
  Get seat assignments for flights  
Completed? Day Of Departure Notes
  Lock all windows and doors  
  Turn down thermostat  
  Disable garage door opener or set to vacation mode  
  Remove unnecessary cards from wallet (library, video rental, punch cards, extra credit cards)  
  Check in for flight via web  
  Power-off computer and other sensitive electronic equipment  
  Lock all luggage; ensure al pieces have current ID tags  
  Set house alarm  

Need your travel checklist to go?
Download and print a PDF version of our Travel Checklist

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