Packing List for Travel

Here is a compilation of a check list for travel. Most importantly, please read the post script.

PRE-DEPARTURE

  • Get your FX Cheat Sheet
  • Read the Travel Advisory for your destination
  • Passport
  • Visa
  • Health Documentation
  • Transportation Tickets
  • Emergency Information
  • Insurance
  • Hotel Reservations
  • Traveller’s Checks
  • Currency/Wallet
  • Credit/Debit Cards
  • Guide Books and Maps
  • Trip Cancellation/Medical Insurance
  • Personal Identification
  • Driver’s License
  • Photocopies of Documentation
  • Special Event Reservations (art, popular festivals, sporting events)

BASIC

  •  Mobile Phone/Charger
  • Camera/Video Camera/Charger
  • Binoculars
  • Luggage/Travel Pack
  • Luggage ID Tags
  • Waist/Neck Pouch
  • Travel Clothing (Formals, Casuals)
  • Shorts, Tees, pair of Jeans, Innerwear
  • Rain Protection
  • Travel Footwear
  • Watch
  • Belt
  • Handkerchief
  • Scarf/Bandanna
  • Visor or Brimmed Hat
  • Water Bottle
  • Language Books
  • Reading Materials
  • Address Book
  • Travel Journal/Notepad
  • Pen/Pencil
  • Games/Playing Cards
  • Travel Lock

MAINTENANCE ITEMS

  • Flashlight Batteries/Bulb
  • Swiss Army Knife
  • Matches or Lighter
  • Camera Batteries
  • Mini Sewing/Repair Kit
  • Duct Tape
  • Portable Travel Iron or Steamer
  • Travel Clothesline & Clothespins
  • Sink Stopper for Hotel Sinks
  • Mesh Bag for Dirty Laundry
  • Zip close Plastic Bags

TOILETRIES

  • Comb/Hair Brush
  • Toothbrush/Paste/Brush Cap
  • Cleaner/Dental Floss
  • Deodorant
  • Soap: Personal and Laundry
  • Shampoo
  • Razor/Blades
  • Shaving Cream/Brush
  • Insect Repellent
  • Skin Care Lotions/Creams
  • Make Up
  • Mirror
  • Nail Clippers
  • Sunscreen/Lip Balm
  • Travel Towel
  • Blow Dryer
  • Towel/Washcloth
  • Bottles (for shampoo & laundry soap)

HOME CHECKLIST

  • Stop deliveries
  • Have Post Office hold mail
  • Arrange for care of pets, lawn and house plants
  • Set-up a timed lighting system
  • Check timed night lighting system
  • Notify local police of your absence
  • Leave house key and trip itinerary with a neighbour
  • Empty refrigerator
  • Eliminate possible fire hazards (unplug appliances, etc.)
  • Turn down thermostat
  • Turn off water heater
  • Store valuables in a safe place
  • Lock all doors and windows

FIRST AID KIT

  • Cotton, Wool
  • Bandage Cloth
  • Band Aid
  • Crepe Bandage
  • Gauze Pad
  • Buds
  • Small Scissors
  • Tweezers
  • Aspirin/Pain Reliever
  • Paracetamol
  • Cough Syrup
  • Povidone Iodine
  • Savlon Antiseptic
  • ORS
  • Laxative
  • Antibiotic Cream

MEDICATION

  • Medication for Allergies, Diarrhoea, Cold, Acidity
  • Medication for Motion Sickness
  • Medication for Malaria
  • Vitamins
  • Contact Lens Preparation
  • Water Purification System
  • Prescription Drugs, Doctors Phone No., Fax no.

 PS: Pack light & smart 🙂

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