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Itinerary, Confirmations, Reservations...Should I Print Them?

Itinerary, Confirmations, Reservations...Should I Print Them?

May 8th, 2006, 04:46 PM
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just bookmarking so I can steal - oops I mean borrow - some of the organization tips
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May 8th, 2006, 07:11 PM
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Thanks for all the responses. We are attempting to each take one carry on, so a binder might take up too much space. I am going to look for a journal that is small. Thanks Dejais
for that idea.
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May 8th, 2006, 07:17 PM
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You can get a report type binder, very slim. Good luck.
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May 8th, 2006, 07:19 PM
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I started recently using the Moleskine journal. It's not cheap, but very very nice.

www.moleskine.com

Like others said, print your stuff double-sided. I also write down the important stuff in my notebook, so the printed confirmations stay in the suitcase until needed. And you can start throwing them away once you complete that part of the trip.
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May 8th, 2006, 07:26 PM
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Just a caution, make sure any reservations or receipts you discard don't have your cc number or other personal info on them.
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May 8th, 2006, 07:26 PM
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I cut and paste my email confirmations for hotels, reservations, trains, etc. on a 4x6 index card. I shrink to a smaller font and print both sides if necessary.

I put these in a cheap ($1.00) plastic photo sleeved book purchased at Walgreen's or other drug/dime store, or Target/Walmart.

I put them in the order of use and discard as I go from hotel to hotel. The blank spot then can hold a postcard from the hotel or other items that I like to save.

Keeps everything very orderly and easily found when needed. Takes up no room.

Also can be printed out on plain white 4x6 tablet paper which weights less.
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May 8th, 2006, 07:43 PM
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As someone who has killed off a few work provided PDAs... I use Miquel Ruiz notebooks instead. 3x5 and perfect in my purse. Better than a PDA - no batteries required. And, plastic covers = waterproof! Can be dropped a few thousand times without worry it'll break. They've traveled with me all over the world. It'll take quite a few more years before my book needs to be replaced. Doubles as my travel journal.

http://tinyurl.com/rj5jk

These I buy as my own personal permanent acquisitions. No permanent borrowing here
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May 8th, 2006, 09:02 PM
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More good ideas. Thanks Eurogals and mcnyc.
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May 8th, 2006, 09:04 PM
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Oops, I forgot....one more thing; it's also a good idea to call the hotel a few days before arrival just to confirm. But, still, definitely take written confirmation.
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May 9th, 2006, 03:41 AM
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Mariamack...You are most welcome. Also, just wanted to let you know that sometimes, if you are lucky, you can find a journal related to your trip. My husband found me one with the Eiffel Tower embossed on the leather for last year's trip.

Also, you can find them in inexpensive stores like Target, Walmart, Ross but I sometimes look on line for unique ones. And I always tie a pretty ribbon around it to keep things from following out.
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May 9th, 2006, 03:46 AM
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I am not in any way "pushing" the PDA idea but to say that using paper is better than a PDA because it doesn't require batteries is probably like saying using a PDA is better because it requires no paper!
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