3 Months Before Vacation

Vacation Planning Tips and Guidelines

Things to do 3 Months Before Vacation is "page 2" in our Vacation preparation series

Here you'll find vacation planning tips, links and travel checklists that detail all those little things that make your vacation even better.

These tasks are best done about 3 months before vacation begins.

If you have your heart set on cooking classes in France or sailing tours in the

Virgin Islands or any other fantastic local activity anywhere in the world, secure reservations early.

Make it the Trip of a Lifetime!

Planning a great vacation that's rich in cultural activities, informative tours and  interesting modes of transportation, starts with our travel checklists, designed to flag important items that need attention early in the planning stage and ensure a smooth transition from here to anywhere.

The sooner you plan for special events and make important reservations the more likely you'll be crossing it off your bucket list this trip.

Do These Things 2 - 3 Months Before Vacation

  • Check out Kennels - If you don't already have a preferred pet care provider start checking out kennels or other pet care facilities if required.
    Have you heard of FREE pet sitting?. It's for real and you can learn more about it here.

  • Medical Appointments - Book medical and dental checkups and optometrist appointments early enough to order prescription sunglasses and dive masks or have dental work completed.

  • Vaccinations - Call your community health unit and inquire about vaccinations recommended for your intended travel areas. Do this each time you go even if you've previously visited that destination. Vaccinations and safety guidelines can be changed due to breakouts and contamination in an area.
  • Aesthetician Appointments - Laser and Aesthetic procedures sometimes require more than one appointment. If you plan to have it done before you go, secure your appointment early.

  • Find Maps - Print or buy destination and route maps if traveling by road. Plot road trips and alternative routes and learn about the places you'll travel through ... and any "must see" attractions along the way.

  • Get Active - Walk, swim, dance or whatever floats your boat. The better shape you're in the more you'll enjoy the vacation. Exercise should be fun, there are thousands of ways to be active and lovin' it.

  • Make Reservations - If you haven't already done so you may want to make flight reservations, accommodation arrangements and possibly reserve a table or seat at a special restaurant or event you'd like to attend.
    Popular tours, events and restaurants can book up early so get your name in there if it's important to you.

  • Travel Sized Products - Start picking up those tiny tubes, bottles and pots of your favorite products as early as 3 months before vacation. Each store carries different brands and varieties so start shopping around early for things like:
  1. Q-Tips
  2. Bandaids
  3. Shampoo
  4. Conditioner
  5. Gel
  6. Mousse
  7. Underarm deodorant
  8. Hairspray
  9. Toothpaste
  10. Mouthwash
  11. Dental floss
  12. Makeup remover
  13. Antibacterial hand gel
  14. Sewing kits
  15. Soap
  16. Wet wipes
  17. Lotion
  18. Baby oil
  19. And all kinds of other stuff sized just right for a two week trip. You'll love these little containers in the age of "every ounce counts" flying. They take up way less room and greatly lighten the load. An important function in these days of tightened luggage restrictions.

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