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Tip 12: Notify your banks of your travel plans

It is helpful to let your credit card company know you are traveling even if only a few states away. The bank’s fraud protection often proactively freezes your account if they notice unusual charges. I had to follow up with mine once just inside the Disney gate after charging our breakfast purchase nearby. Not a fun way to start the day.

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Tip 7: Free Audiobooks and more for travel

Did you know you can rent & download audio books for free if you have a library card? Zinio (RBDigital) for magazinesOverdrive (Libby) for books, and Hoopla (music/audio books/TV) are all great options. We like to listen to books when traveling by plane, train and car.