Make sure to check these to-dos off your checklist before you head out on your trip. Being prepared makes that well-deserved vacation go much more smoothly.

1. Give a friend or family member your travel itinerary and contact info in case of an emergency.

2. Log on to USPS.comopens to stop your mail delivery.

3. Notify your bank/credit card company if you plan to use your card while traveling.

4. Photocopy your passport and/or driver’s license for safekeeping.

5. Set plug-in timers in your home so it looks like you’re home – even when you’re not.

6. Consider downloading the Mobile Passport appopens for international travel from U.S. Customs and Boarder patrol. It will expedite your entry into the U.S.

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