Friday, March 8, 2013

Pre-Travel To-Do's

I am forever making lists of things to do before leaving for vacation.  I know I'm not the only one who does this because there are many apps for that.  In fact, CNN posted an article with the 50 Ultimate Travel Apps back in September 2012, and while some of them may be outdated, others are tried-and-true and have survived the ever-changing app market.  AppCraver has a Travel Apps section for iOS.

Each app has specific features that aid in travel planning and trip preparation.  There are so many to choose from that it can be overwhelming, so I recommend downloading a few and trying them out. See if they can do the things you want to do.  Some folks like just a general idea of what they need to do when traveling, while others (guilty!) want a check-list down to the minutest detail.  Some require access to the internet while others are untethered, and, in my opinion, better suited for travel planning.

In case you like to just keep your pre-travel to-do list in your head, here's a poem for you.

Stop the mail, stop the news.
Check the fit of each one's shoes.
Board the pets, check the meds.
Cut the hair on each one's head.
Confirm the tickets, charge the phone
Pay the lights, and pay the loans.
Clean out the frig, take out the trash
Go to the bank and get some cash.

Feel free to add your own to-do couplet in the comments.

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