9 months or more:
    • Start a budget.
    • Start deciding where you want to go.
    • Decide length of honeymoon and choose the dates of travel.

8 months:
    • Hire a travel agent.
   •  Research your destination.

6 months:
    • Book airline or train tickets.
    • Reserve your room.
    • Rent a car (if you want to).
    • Apply for a passport (if you don’t already have one). If you already have one, double check the expiration date.

3 months:
    • Review current luggage requirements for your airline.
    • Buy adaptors or voltage converters if necessary.
    • Consider signing up for travel insurance.

2 months:
    • Book tours, theater tickets, restaurant reservations, or other activities that require advanced registration.
    • Make kennel reservations or find someone to watch 
your pet.

1 month:
    • Make a shopping and packing list.
    • Reconfirm all reservations.

2 weeks:
    • Arrange to have your mail held at the post office while you are away.
    • Make photocopies of your passport, credit cards, driver’s license, insurance cards, prescriptions.
    • Set out clothes to pack.
    • Buy travel sized toiletries.
    • Make arrangements for rides to/from the airport.
    • Alert your credit card companies that you will be traveling so that they don’t put a hold on your account for what appears to be suspicious charges.
    • Exchange some money for your arrival.

3 days:
    • Reconfirm flights.
    • Leave a copy of your travel itinerary with a relative or close friend.
    • Change your voicemail and email for work with an “away” message.
   •  Water houseplants.
    • Set timers for lights.