Addresses – Things to cancel and addresses to change
Bank accounts not being used that have fees
See Phone home and see reference to mobile and internet.
Take preparation photos before you start either.
Start writing word docs you can turn into a blog / web site once you hit the road.
Read other blogs / web sites.
Web vs. Blog – Do your research as to which will work best for you.
Unless you want to be a writer, don’t bother, as it will just weigh your days down, and gobble up your time.
Register for any advertising – you want to link to your blog – great way to raise funds for the trip.
Be aware unless people click on the links, you won’t make money!
Thanks to Jakki for inspiring me to blog, and giving me my first lesson or two.
Camera and Phone – Downloads
Download pictures from phones and camera’s.
Try to download your photos every few days maximum.
That way if you lose your camera or it is damaged, you do not lose you memories.
Especially important if you are blogging / have a web page.
Draw up a list and laminate of everything that needs charging at night – or on your arrival.
You can make this your child’s job to plug in and charge all that is needed for the next day.
Label with Dymo all power cords, computer cords and chargers.
Make sure you have them all – you can choose to double up cameras etc to use the one cord, but I prefer to start out with one for each, as you may find you have limited time to charge items in an airport etc, and one cord won’t give you time to do all.
Make sure your cords are International compatible for phone chargers.
You can get retractable USB cords on-line for $1.
I use a slim external drive for back up (Seagate).
ALWAYS keep separate from your computer!