There are so many odds and ends when you are getting ready to travel out of the country. Besides the packing and the postponing of newspapers and mail, there are the phone calls to the various banks and credit card companies letting them know when a charge comes through that is not your norm, it is ok.

We were headed to Quebec. Canada is such a close neighbor and easy to forget it really is not part of the our borders. I forgot to let the banks know I was traveling outside of the our borders. As soon as I crossed the border and heard lovely French, I remembered instantly, though. Canada is…