• Check that your return date looks good too. Never paint yourself into a corner. If you can't make the return, wait it out or find some other way to get back home until you can retrieve your airplane.
• Know your destination, not just the airport but the region too. Are there mountains? Big lakes? It all matters when it's icy out there.
• If** you're VFR, make sure your route of flight leaves you in the clear.