We all sometimes mess up when it comes to a trip. May be in terms of packing or carrying an important document. Trip for us is of utmost importance and specially when you are with your loved ones. If you ruin it in any way, you are gone. So here we are, giving you a perfect checklist that goes step by step in telling you that your journey is going to be a wonderful one.
Important Documents First & Cash
This is the initial kick towards any journey. Try gathering all your important documents under one roof. Now the documents will vary if you are travelling within the country and when you take a flight abroad. Tick on the following documents:
Cash and Credit card(s)
Health Insurance Card/Documents
Transport Tickets – Flight, Train, Bus etc
Travel Insurance information
Emergency contacts and information
It’s always good to double-check all your important documents, in case any document has expired. And if you are heading for a long trip to foreign shores, do inform your Bank. Above all mail all your important documents to yourself, you’ll always be on the safer side.
Choose Your Bags Wisely!
Plan for a lightweight, versatile and bag big enough to hold all your essential things. The more number of bags you have, more the trouble you are headed towards. So try accommodating all your stuffs in a bag or so. Now that you will be travelling from place to place, try getting a bag with the option to roll or carry it like a backpack. American Tourister would be a good option!
Let’s Start Packing
We are sure you will be planning all sought of craziness on your trip, from swimming to trekking to what not. Plan your clothing accordingly.
Shirts and Pants/Shorts
Comfortable foot wear – Shoes, Sandals, etc
A swimsuit or swim trunks
Just pack smart. Don’t over pack and carry unnecessary stuff.
Your Handy Personal Bag
Now this turns to be an important thing you carry along, your personal bag. It’s always a good idea to make sure you have an outfit and a few essential items in this bag just in case your luggage is lost. We would say using a small daypack or backpack in this case would be a good option. Now let’s see what all can you include in it:
Mobile device and charger
IPad or E-reader and charger
Headphones – not to forget this at all!
Camera, video-cam, memory card & charger
Adapters and other essential technical supports
Entertainment & Comfort!
Head Pillow, eye mask, ear plugs and blanket
Books and magazine along with a diary and pen
Guide books, maps, travel guide, language guide etc.
Hand sanitizer or wet wipes
Pack your Toiletry Bag
Without these items you won’t look fresh, rather ugly.
Toothbrush, toothpaste, mouthwash
Hair brush and comb, hair ties, pins, deodorant
Shampoo and conditioner
Lotion, lip balm, personal hygiene items
Feminine hygiene products
A Step Further
Shaving kit and extra razors
Sewing care kit
Scissors, nail clippers and tweezers
Health is wealth
First aid kit
Cold Medicines and pain relievers
Motion sickness pills or bands
Medicines and Vaccinations specific to the region/activity
Your Day Bag
A lightweight, versatile day bag can be used in numerous ways and will definitely help you have pleasant journey.
Beware of Pickpockets
Now you must be thinking how can this be on the checklist. Well then this goes with the thought, prevention is better than cure. Prying hands can be found anywhere and wherever you go. So the easiest way to keep your belongings safe is to keep them hidden and close to you, i.e under your reach only. You can use a money belt, hidden pocket, neck wallet, undercover bra stash, leg wallet etc. All you valuables like passports, cash, credit cards can be safe that way.
Plan for your Home Sweet Home
When you leave, let your home also enjoy and be tension free. So let’s start from morning:
Stop newspaper delivery
Have post office hold mail
Set email autoresponder
Arrange care for pets, lawn and plants
Prearrange school leave for children
Turn off heater/air conditioner
Turn down water heater
Turn off washing machine taps
Lock all doors and windows
Store valuables in a safe place
Leave your house keys and trip itinerary with trusted neighbours/friend and make your relatives aware about your plan. Now that you have a perfect list from top to bottom, don’t find reasons to thank us. We wish you a safe and wonderful journey!