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11 Things You Should Never Delay Before Your Trip

Advance-Planning Tips
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You want to wait until the last minute to pack? Go for it. Prefer to read up on your destination only when you’re on the plane? Sounds good. But there are some things that even the most fly-by-the-seat traveler must do before setting off. Here are 11 planning pitfalls—irksome oversights and full-on show-stoppers—that are brilliantly avoidable, as long as you address them well in advance. From getting the proper immunizations to breaking in new shoes, here’s what you need to be thinking about in the days, weeks, and months before your next trip.

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