Jackie Snow, The New York Times
2 minute read
8 Oct 2019
12:10 pm

Things to do before travelling

Jackie Snow, The New York Times

Have a friendly neighbour keep an eye on your home.

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Travellers can spend a lot of time planning their vacations, from booking flights to making dining reservations and researching must-see sites. Rarely does one spend a comparable amount of time prepping to come home, which could lead to returning to a mess, or if you leave the water on, perhaps an expensive disaster. At the very least, it can be a brutal wake-up call that the fun is over. Here are some chores and errands to consider doing before heading out that can make coming home almost as pleasant as the vacation itself. TIDY UP Make a list of things...