The holiday season is a time when a lot of families and individuals do their international traveling for the year. And the best way to travel is to plan ahead of time!

No one wants to make the ‘Home Alone’ fiasco a reality. From forgetting your passport to waiting until the last minute to get the appropriate vaccinations, these little things can pile up.

USA Today complied this ultimate traveling checklist, which gives future abroad travelers great preparation tips for their overseas excursions.