Travelling Checklist - Most Important Items to Pack

Coming up with a travel list right before embarking on any trip or journey is the best way to ensure that you get to carry the most essential items with you. However, it can be rather confusing to come up with a list of the most important items to pack especially when you are in a bit of a hurry.

Travel Documents & Finances:

  • Visa
  • Passport
  • Driver’s License / Personal ID
  • Ticket / Travel Reservation / Itinerary
  • Hotel / Accommodation Reservation
  • Comprehensive Travel and Health Insurance
  • Wallet / Travellers Cheques / Credit Cards
  • Cash / Enough Local-Foreing Currency
  • Emergency Contact / Addresses of friends, family, hotel, taxi, airport, car rental / hire…
  • Guide Book / Map / Directions
  • International Telephone Card
  • Airport Names and Codes
  • Travel Journal
  • Pencils for Writing
  • World Standards Times
  • Reading Material / Book / Magazine
  • Laptop’s Serial and Model Number
  • Luggage Tags With Name and Phone Number
  • Confirm Reservation Time!

Personal Hygiene Items / Helath:

  • Prescription Medications (and letter from your doctor to confirm that the medicine was prescribed by a medical practitioner for your condition)
  • Motion Sickness Medication
  • Snacks
  • Necessary Vaccinations
  • Refillable Water Bottle (bring empty, and fill up after security)
  • Antibacterial Hand Wipes
  • Intimate Wipes
  • Deodorant
  • Tissues
  • Hair Comb / Brush
  • Toothpaste / Toothbrush
  • Your Other Personal Hygiene / Cosmetics Items
  • Tampons and Pads
  • Distance and Reading Glasses / Contact Lenses

Clothing and Outerwear:

  • Umbrella / Raincoat
  • Travel Pillow
  • Small Blanket
  • Sunglasses
  • Watch
  • Your Favorite Clothing
  • Comfortable Shoes

Electronics & Gear:

  • Mobile Phone / Charger / Extra Batteries
  • Headphone for Mobile Phone
  • Electrical Adapters and Converters
  • International Power Point Plugs
  • Laptop / Tablet
  • Camera and Memory Card
  • USB / External Hard Drive
  • Currency Converter Calculator
  • Travel Alarm Clock
  • Locks for Suitcase

Tips and Advice:

  • Pack Your Own Laguage!
  • Never Accept, Agree to Transport, Receive or Look After Luggage From a Stranger!
  • Never Leave Your Luggage Unattended!
  • Leave a copy of your personal and travel documents with your family or a friend and take a copy with you.
  • Vist your doctor at least 5 weeks before you leave to discuss International travel health issues, and to allow time for any recommended vaccinations.
  • Always obey the laws of the country you are visiting. Respect local cultures and customs, and always ask permission before taking photos of people or public places.
  • “The best thing a traveler can do is go to a local clothing store and buy a couple of outfits, then no one will ever mistake you for a tourist,” says travel expert John E. DiScala. Plus, your new wardrobe additions make great souvenirs. Dressing appropriately while abroad helps you fit in with locals, receive friendly service, and protects you from standing out to the theft.
  • Write down your laptop’s serial and model numbers (found at the bottom of your laptop)
  • Keep Mobile Phone Recharger, Car & House Keys in Your Hand Bag or Pocket (in case suitcase doesn’t arrive on time or get lost)

Travel Journal – How To Find The Right One And How To Compose Great Content

Having a travel journal is a great way of keeping the memories of your travels alive. However, before you can write about your experience, you are going to need a travel journal to write on.

While everyone has different taste when it comes to their travel journal, but one of the most important factor is the size. What you want is a travel journal that is light and small enough so you can easily carry it around, but not too small that writing becomes a difficulty. Make sure that the general theme of the travel journal relates to your personality.

Composing A Great Travel Content

While your main aim for content is brilliancy, it does not mean that every post should be brilliant. You can post every days entry here and there. By doing so, it will give a better contrast when it’s time to compose a brilliant content.
When aiming for brilliant content, its best that you sit down and relax yourself. Think about your day’s travel. For every moment that comes up to mind, write it down as a draft. Your main goal is to write something about events that made you smile. It could be things that you learn, the new food that you had tried, the new people you have met and the astonishing places that you have experienced.
You can add pictures, news clippings or a sketch art you have drawn. Also, don’t be afraid to leave a few blank pages in between. You’ll never know what kinds of things or experiences that will pop up into your head and you will find yourself no room for it in your travel journal.
A travel journal is a great way to document your travel experiences. If you are planning to start one, take note of the tips mentioned above on how to find the right travel journal for you and how to make a travel journal with great content.

You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0 feed. Both comments and pings are currently closed.

Comments are closed.