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Friday, June 18, 2010

12 Summer Vacation Tips to Make Vacations Fun and Easy

It doesn't matter if you're sipping a Mai Tai in Hawaii, relaxing in an Adirondack chair on grandma's porch, or driving around the country - when you go out of town on a vacation you don't want to have to worry about who's going to pick up your mail or if you locked all the doors and closed all the windows in your home.

With that in mind, here are a dozen tips that will save your peace of mind while they help you to keep your loved ones as well as your possessions safe and sound while you're away from home, on your summer vacation.

1. Do not leave any notes for your delivery men.

2. Do not tell everyone you know that you're going away on vacation.

3. If you have an answering machine - turn it off. If you can't or don't want to do that, make sure that you don't leave an outgoing message that tells everyone who calls that you're away on vacation.

4. However, ask one of your neighbors to look out for your house while you're away. Have them pick up the mail and newspapers. And give them cell numbers where you can be reached if there's an emergency.

5. Leave your car parked in the driveway.

6. First check, and then double check to make sure that all your windows and doors are closed and locked. Don't forget the basement and second story windows. Make sure your doors all have dead bolts.

7. Set timers so that interior lights, the televisions, and exterior lights will go on and off periodically.

8. When you come back home check out the exterior of your home before you go inside. If it looks like there was a break in stay outside and call the police because the perpetrators could still be in your home.

9. While on vacation, whether you're driving your own car or renting one, make sure to take the car keys with you and lock all the car doors whenever you leave it. Unlocked cars, especially if left running, are an open invitation for thieves.

10. Do not leave any valuables in the trunk of your car when you go shopping, to the beach, to tourist attractions, etc. Even in a "safe" place there is a high incidence of car trunk break-ins.

11. Attach some sort of anti-theft device on your car's steering wheel when you shop or park for the evening.

12. Keep your money in a number of different places in order to minimize losing it all by mistake or because of theft. And be careful with all of your credit cards, bank cards, and gas cards.

Follow these twelve simple tips and you will have a fun-filled, stress free summer vacation that you'll cherish and talk about for years.

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