2 Weeks out, a couple tips
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Iâ€™m excited, In fact, Iâ€™m getting a little bit of the jitters.
Here a couple things to do BEFORE you head out into the great beyond. First, call the numbers listed on the back of your credit/ATM cards. Tell them where youâ€™ll be and for what period. Every time I do this the credit card people thank me â€“ it saves you the hassle of having a monetary lifeline cut off by a fraud-detecting algorithm and it saves them the pain of enduring your angry phone calls after the fact.
Second, get your packing list in order â€“ lay out everything on a table. You can even try packing it and take a nice long walk with it. Pack light. Iâ€™m a fan of the 5 shirts, 2 pants rule. Sounds like nothing â€“ but it sure beats lugging around a extra kilos of dead-weight. Use a through packing-list so that you donâ€™t miss something important. I like Rick Stevesâ€™.
Make photo-copies of your documents. Keep these in your pack and the originals in your money-belt.Ok, now we're all set, or as close as we can be. We're very, very close to being on the road again!