If you can, go horseback riding the day before a trip overseas. It clears your mind and allows you to reconnect to yourself.
Take a laptop extension cord on the plane, but not your red Channel lipstick. The harmless 3-foot cord will be allowed on board, but your lipstick will be confiscated as it's been deemed a threat to the national security.
Try and eat lots of Clementines before flying. It's good to feel light when you're in the air.
If you're going to bring your iPod on a trip, make sure it has at least one really good bad song, like George Michael's "Freedom."
Never drive in your car alone and scream at the top of your lungs, "I'M GOING TO SPAIN TOMORROW!!!!" (people might think you're crazy).