The open road travel preparation

Extended Travel – Preparations and To Do Lists

With November now upon us, we're under the gun to get everything sorted out and our stuff packed away as we make way for our next extended jaunt into the unknown. If you want to know what we have planned, feel free to check this post out. If not, we understand. Nothing spoils the magic of unfettered adventure like packing lists and real life to do lists.

If you're just curious to know where we're heading and for how long (here's a hint, it's going to be a very long trip) then just read the beginning. I promise I won't bore you too much. If you're thinking of taking off for your own extended trip, this post might give you an idea of the things you'll need to take care of before you go...

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Preparations for Playa

We're now in full swing getting ready for our trip. Less than two weeks and we begin our first leg in Playa del Carmen, Mexico.

It's amazing how much work goes into planning a trip like this for our little family of four.

There are vaccinations to get, storage for our truck and belongings, travel insurance, adding parking insurance to the truck, doctors, dentists and optometrists appointments, organizing our condo rental in Playa (we had to transfer US cash to an Italian couple's American bank account for a rental in Mexico from a Canadian bank... I get confused just reading that....), buying our plane tickets, checking visa requirements, letting our credit cards know we're gone, and on and on.