PREPARING FOR YOUR TRIP

Friday, June 26 we will give you tips on PREPARING FOR YOUR TRIP. Here is a Travelers Checklist that we give to our travelers.
Traveler’s Checklist

PRE-DEPARTURE
[] Passport
[] Two Passport Photos
[] Health Documentation
[] Transportation Tickets
[] Frequent Flyer Cards
[] Emergency Information
[] Insurance cards
[] Traveler’s Checks
[] Local Currency
[] Credit Cards
[] Guide Books and Maps
[] Trip Cancellation/Medical Insurance
[] Personal Identification
[] Copies of Airline Tickets/Passport/ Credit Cards, Etc.
[] Special Event Reservations

TRAVEL GEAR
[] Main Travel Bag (Travel Pack/Duffle Bag/Luggage)
[] Packing Accessories (for clothes, small stuff and toiletries)
[] Security (Passport Carrier/ Locks/Luggage Tags)
[] Document Organizer
[] Everyday Bag

EVERYDAY BASICS
[] Travel Clothing
[] Raincoat/Umbrella
[] Travel Footwear
[] Visor or Brimmed Hat
[] Camera, Lenses, Film
[] Radiation Shield for Film
[] Video Camera, Tapes
[] Binoculars
[] CD/Cassette Player
[] Electric Converters
[] Currency Converter
[] Travel Alarm
[] Travel Journal
[] Reading Materials
[] Address Book
[] Travel Journal
[] Pen/Pencil
[] Scarf/Bandanna
[] Games/Playing Cards
[] Snacks
[] Water Bottle
[] Hand Sanitizer/Towlettes
[] Travel Neck Pillow
[] Hair Dryer
[] Moist Towelette
[] Travel Bottles (for shampoo & laundry soap)

HOME CHECKLIST
[] Stop deliveries
[] Have Post Office hold mail
[] Arrange care for pets, lawn and plants
[] Set-up a timed lighting system
[] Notify local police of absence
[] Leave house key and trip itinerary with a neighbor
[] 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
[] reconfirm with airlines flight times

MAINTENANCE ITEMS
[] Flashlight Batteries/Bulb
[] Matches or Lighter
[] Extra Batteries
[] Sewing/Repair Kit
[] Tape
[] Travel Iron or Steamer
[] Zip-close Plastic Bags

TRAVEL HEALTH
Please consult your localhealth center or personal physi-cian for help in planning your trip’s medication needs.
[] Travel Health Booklet
[] Pain Reliever/Aspirin
[] Cold Medicines
[] Contact Lens/Glasses Items
[] Diarrhea Medicine
[] Laxative
[] Insect Protection
[] Sun Protection
[] Sunburn Relief
[] Antibiotic Cream
[] Malaria Medication
[] Motion Sickness Medicine
[] Personal Hygiene Items
[] Personal Prescriptions
[] Vitamins
[] Moleskin
[] Mouthwash
[] Birth Control
[] Copies of Prescriptions

TOILETRIES
[] Comb/Brush
[] Toothbrush/Paste
[] Dental Floss
[] Deodorant
[] Soap-Personal & Laundry
[] Skin Care Lotion/Cream
[] Make up
[] Mirror
[] Manicure Articles
[] Hair Care
[] Sunscreen/Lip balm
[] Razors/Shaving Cream
[] Hair Dryer
[] Towel/Washcloth
[] Travel Bottles (for shampoo & laundry soap)
[] Be an Early Bird
[] Pack to Unpack (pack light)
[] Bring snacks for flight
[] Be flexible/Have Fun

Websites to check out:

Tips that I live by:

  • Register with the US Embassy for your travel abroad @ http://www.travel.state.gov/
  • Designate an Emergency Contact and have their contact details with you.
  • Contact your credit card companies before you travel
  • Photo copy your passport including the visa page if applicable
  • Leave a copy of your itinerary with loved ones
  • If traveling with your lap top get Skype. It is the cheapest way to stay in touch


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