However as I started getting ready for this time away, I realized there are many things that I still needed to do prior to leaving. Each day we all prepare somehow. We prepare in our daily routines of waking up, getting ready for work, the routes we take in getting there, and even what we will eat for lunch. In the same way there are many things to prepare for as one leaves for vacation. I thought it may be helpful to share a few things before your next trip.