Travel Check List

Checklist

 

With the stress and frantic scurry of traveling, sometimes we may forget to attend to and/or pack critical items for a trip. Here we’ve outlined important reminders & items to remember to pack for short or long trips; to cold or warm destinations.

Before You Leave:

  1. Advise friends/family/landlord/neighbor of travel itinerary
  2. Arrange caretakers for pets
  3. Clean out/set refrigerator & turn off ice-maker
  4. Have post office hold mail
  5. Secure expensive jewelry in a safe
  6. Set timers/light
  7. Stop newspaper delivery
  8. Close all curtains and windows
  9. Unplug major appliances
  10. Water plants

Documents List:

*This list should as a serious precaution, be photocopied in case any item is lost during travel.*

  • Emergency contact info (in case your phone is lost)
  • Health & Travel Insurance card/docs
  • Hotel & Rental Car Reservations
  • Itinerary
  • Maps/ atlas
  • Passport
  • Picture ID/ Driver’s ID
  • Tickets/ e-Ticket confirmations
  • Tour Books
  • Vaccination/ Immunization certificate
  • Visas

Money:

  • ATM/ Debit & Credit cards
  • Cash (foriegn cash)
  • Checks : personal & Travelers checks
  • Wallet

Airplane traveling: 

  • Earplugs
  • Gum
  • Reading Material
  • Scarf (or pashmina)
  • Sleep mask
  • Snacks
  • Socks (including long distance travel compression socks)
  • Travel pillow

Clothing & Accessories:

  • Bags: backpack, sling bag, pouch, purse, fanny pack, clutch etc.
  • Beach attire: swimsuit/trunks, goggles, swim cap, slippers
  • Belts
  • Cold weather gear: coat/ cardigan/ jacket/ thermals/ gloves
  • Dressy attire: suits, shirt cuffs, ties & tie cips, suspenders, dresses etc.
  • Hats
  • Jeans
  • Jewelry
  • Nylons
  • Rain gear & umbrella
  • Scarves
  • Shirts: T-shirts, shirts & blouses
  • Shoes: dress, walking, sneakers, slippers, sandals etc.
  • Shorts
  • Sleepwear: Pajamas & robe
  • Skirts
  • Socks
  • Sweaters & shirts
  • Sweats/ comfortable pants
  • Undergarments: underwear, bras, vests etc.
  • Workout gear: T-shirt, bottoms, sneakers, socks, sportsbra etc.

Personal/Toiletries List:

  • Comb/brush
  • Cosmetics (including lip balm)
  • Dental supplies: floss, toothbrush & mouthwash
  • Deodorant
  • Feminine hygiene products
  • Glasses/contact lenses & solution
  • Hair Dryer/Curling Iron/Flat Iron etc.
  • Hair Products: shampoo, conditioner, sheen, hairspray, styling supplies etc.
  • Insect repellant
  • Lotion: body/face/suntan/sunscreen
  • Medicines & vitamins: headache, upset stomach, motion sickness medicines
  • Manicure supplies
  • Perfume/cologne
  • Q-tips/cotton balls/face cloths
  • Razors, shaving gel & aftershave
  • Tissue (Kleenex)
  • Soap: face cleanser & body wash
  • Wetwipes

Electronics:

  • Alarm clock & wristwatch
  • Binoculars
  • Camera & chargers, memory cards
  • Cellphone & charger
  •  External hard drive
  • Headphones/ ear buds
  • Ipad/ Tablet/ E-book reader & charger
  • Ipod/ MP3 player & charger
  • International plug adapter & converter
  • Portable device charger
  • Laptop & charger/ power adapter
  • Video camera & batteries/ power adapter

General/Other:

  • First Aid kit
  • House keys/ car keys
  • Lint Brush
  • Pen/paper
  • Safety pins
  • Sewing kit
  • Sunglasses/glasses & case
  • Travel iron
  • Ziplock/plastic storage bags

 

Happy Packing! And don’t forget to place the most needed items in your hand luggage just in case your luggage is delayed or gets lost by an airline. It happens 🙁

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