Our feelings are all sorts of jumbled. On one hand, we want to travel to see family and friends. On the other hand, we know we need to save money because gas and electric prices are skyrocketing.

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The logical side of the brain says to hunker down at home rather than spend money on travel because nobody really knows just how high heating costs will get or even the price of gas at that. The longing side of the brain says that we learned a lot from the pandemic and that we aren't about to be robbed of spending time with those we love again this year.

If your longing side has won the argument and you've decided to break free and travel, it might not be a bad idea to lay your eyes on this list of ways to make sure that your home and property are protected while you're out of town.

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