If you’re traveling abroad, make sure a trusted friend or family member has a color copy of your passport and drivers license, as well as a copy of your travel arrangements and itinerary.
If you’re going to be away for an extended period of time (two weeks or more), make sure to notify the post office to hold your mail, and notify one of your neighbors so they can keep an eye out on your home.
If you’re going to be away from home for a long period, consider using timers on your interior lights to give the appearance that someone is still home.
Since so many bags look alike, consider putting a bit of colored tape or ribbon on the handle to quickly identify your bag at the luggage carousel.
Carry important papers with you.! Do not check anything that you don’t want to lose.