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1 week away...to do list?

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1 week away...to do list?

Have not started anything...any suggestions and reminders lol

just for fun =)

Sag Harbor, New York
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1. Re: 1 week away...to do list?

I make a list on a spreadsheet. Aside from clothing here we go:

Flip Flops-bring enough. I always break a pair or two

More sunscreen than you will need

Bug Spray-more than you will need

First aid kit including pepto tabs, immodium, neosporin and pain killers

small bottle of Woolite for rinsing out bathing suits or if something gets stained

power strip for electronics

tsa lock for suitcases

download reading materials or movies for your tablet for the flight

Bubba Keg


Tourist Card


Itinnerary/boarding passes/transfer vouchers/reservation # for resort/excursions

paper and pens

perscriptions in original bottles

Dr notes if needed


phone chargers

citronella candles for balcony and room

arrange for someone to take in your mail

call bank/credit card companies to advise you are out of the country or your cards may get frozed

Snacks for the airplane to avoid airport food

arrange for entry to special airport lounge if desired

confirm your transportation arranagement to the airport

Empty your fridge

suspend paper delivery

make sure all garbage is out of the house and cans clean

Change linens night before and do all laundry (I love coming home to a fresh bed)

Make sure house is clean

That is pretty much all I can think of.


Edited: 07 December 2013, 02:14
muskoka ON
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2. Re: 1 week away...to do list?

I always make sure I have the electronic boarding passes/hotel vouchers on the iPhone because my pre-vacation dreams usually involve me searching the office in a right tizzy looking for the piece of paper LOL. We also pdf our passports and have that on the phone too - same dream LOL

Otherwise, I think Dawnskye has it covered


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3. Re: 1 week away...to do list?

dang very helpful thanks!

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4. Re: 1 week away...to do list?

I take live probiotics one week before and during my stay. gets your system adjusted to different bacteria.

Punta Cana...
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5. Re: 1 week away...to do list?

i just make sure that i have my travel documents complete, what else matters??? from there on just hopp on da plane and have fun, all the rest is a waste of time.

still 1 week to go???

why to hype so long ahead of a max 1 week's stay?

packing for the 1-3 week's stays starts here a day prior to departure.


Toronto, Ontario
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6. Re: 1 week away...to do list?

All good suggestions above.

I always bring a few small bottle of hand sanitizer on our trip and carry at least one wherever we go (in the beach bag, in my pocket etcetc). The staff offer hand sanitizer when you enter most restaurants but that doesn't stope someone who has the flu from touching the buffet ladle that you're about to pick up or if someone who laid out your cutlery or plate has the flu. What we do is after we visit the buffet before we start to eat, we use hand sanitizer, if we go back again, we use hand sanitizer. Obviously, no system is perfect but for us it has been working and if works for hospitals and cruise ships, it'll do for me.

Winnipeg, Canada
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7. Re: 1 week away...to do list?

label your SD cards and carry a spare.

Bubble wrap if bringing back a bottle or two.

Dryer sheets.

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8. Re: 1 week away...to do list?

just make sure you put half of your stuff in each checked in luggage and your trunks and a day of clothes in your carry on.... Trust me , they lost the wifes 2 years ago ... not good... no clothes for 3 days... :-) didn't bother me ...lol.. we both wore the white room robes one night ... to dinner...

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9. Re: 1 week away...to do list?

Pay any bills that may come due and water your plants!

Ellicott City MD
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10. Re: 1 week away...to do list?


I remember that!