Call your credit card companies to let them know where you will be. Your credit card company will know it’s you making the charges and will let them go through.
Put a hold on postal mail, newspapers, and any other regular deliveries before you go. You don’t want mail piling up advertising a vacant house.
Clean out your wallet. Remove all items that will not be necessary (that includes your checkbook). Carry two credit cards, and if you are traveling with someone, have different credit cards in case one wallet is stolen.
If you need to use an ATM, use one at a bank (preferably in a lobby). They are less likely to be tampered with.
Be careful when using hotel computers and Wi-Fi networks. Do not access your financial accounts as identity theft can be right around the corner.
Beware of fake calls from the “front desk”. If you receive a call from the hotel front desk telling you your credit card didn’t go through, it could be a scam. Thank the caller, and then go to the front desk in person to straighten this out. Never give your personal information over the phone to someone who calls you.
Taking a few precautions before, and during, your vacation may save you from financial troubles when you get back.