Packing Checklist

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When packing for a trip, there are a lot of things to remember to bring, and a lot of things to remember to do before your trip. We have come of with a list of items to help you plan and pack for your trip.

PRE-DEPARTURE

  • Passport(s), Visa(s) & Photo ID(s)
  • Health & Vaccination Documents
  • Medical Insurance Information
  • Emergency Contact Information
  • Tickets / Itinerary / Hotel Info
  • Frequent Flyer Cards
  • Travelers Checks
  • Cash & Foreign Currency
  • Credit Cards & ATM Cards
  • Telephone Calling Card
  • Trip Cancellation Insurance
  • Copies of Passport & Tickets
  • Advise Credit Card Company of trip

HOME CHECKLIST

  • Stop Newspapers & Deliveries
  • Post Office to Hold Mail
  • Plan Care for Lawn, Plants & Pets
  • Set Up a Timed Lighting System
  • Leave Trip Itinerary & Copy of Passport with a Friend 
  • Eliminate Possible Fire Hazards (unplug appliances)
  • Adjust Thermostat & Water Heater
  • Store Valuables in Safe Place
  • Lock all Windows & Doors
  • Reconfirm Schedule with Airlines

MAINTENANCE ITEMS

SAFETY AND SECURITY

PERSONAL ITEMS & TOILETRIES

CLOTHING FOR MEN AND WOMEN

TRAVEL ACCESSORIES

MEDICATION

New Mycra Pac Gabby Raincoat Available Now!

Navy Blue Gabby Raincoat

Navy Blue Gabby Raincoat

Going In Style now carries the seasonal Gabby Mycra Pac raincoat in the colors navy and black. Gabby rain jacket is one of Mycra Pac's most popular coats with its super comfy two way stretch fabric and peak-a-boo patterned lining. Gabby rain jackets from Mycra Pac will only be available for a limited time.

Navy-blue Gabby raincoat has a cute heart patterned lining that peeks out on the underside of the hood and through rolled up sleeves. Inside the raincoat is a unique floral embroidery. Outer fabric has a subtle sapphire sheen to it that really makes this raincoat a gem.

Black Gabby raincoat features a gingham patterned lining with a cute floral embroidery on the inside of the jacket. Outershell fabric is made of a lustrous spandex blend that subtly shines like a black onyx gemstone. 

Whether you prefer the black raincoat or a the blue raincoat, you can't go wrong in terms of comfort and style of these Gabby jackets.

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Travel Safety Tips

Travel Safety Trips for Traveling Overseas or Abroad

  • For extra security carry your valuables in a hidden money belt – most travelers find the waist version most comfortable
  • Get health insurance and make sure it will cover you at your destination
  • Use traveler’s checks or a credit card for large purchases. Both of these are traceable and replaceable if you lose them and are a better option than large amounts of cash
  • To avoid pickpockets carry your money in different places on your body, rather than together in a highly visible waist pack – money belts are your best bet
  • Keep a copy of your credit card numbers and credit card companies in the hotel safe. If your credit card is stolen you’ll still have access to report it and freeze the card
  • Be wary if someone bumps into you, the person might be a pickpocket
  • Know where the nearest U.S. embassy, a police station or hotel is in case of an emergency
  • Don’t share personal information with anyone you don’t know
  • Travel in numbers to ensure safety
  • In case of an emergency it’s a good ideas to leave copies of your itinerary, passport and visas with family or friends
  • Leave expensive jewelry at home – this also includes expensive-looking jewelry – you don’t want to make yourself a target
  • Don’t forget to fill in the emergency information page of your passport

How to Revive Water Repellency of Your Raincoat

Tokyo, Japan

Tokyo, Japan

Virtually all rainwear is treated with a durable water repellent (DWR), to make the raincoat repel more water. Most raingear on the market is water resistant and not waterproof. A waterproof coat would be made out of vinyl or rubber.

DWR can wear down over time due to normal wear and tear, oils from skin, dirt and scrapes. Rain wear fabric will need to be retreated. You can purchase a water repellent fabric spray and treat your coat at home. 

First wash your raincoat with a gentle detergent such as Forever New Biodegradable Laundry Soap on a gentle cycle or hand wash depending on the garments washing instructions.

Let your coat dry before treating with DWR. Hang your coat outside and spray a thin even layer of DWR per instructions. Let the fresh DWR treatment dry for one or two days. 

Next, gently treat you coat with heat. You can tumble dry on low if the garments instructions allow for a tumble dry. Alternatively, you can steam the coat with a clothes steamer or hang the coat in the sun for an hour.

These steps should insure that your rainwear is water repellent and will protect you from the rain.