Packing Checklist

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Packing Checklist
  • Book well in advance for better deals.
  • This should also be done well ahead of time.
  • Check with your doctor for needed shots in some foreign countries.
  • For hotels, car rentals or anything else that you have planned or prepaid that provided an invoice.
  • Carry your driver's license (or other ID).
  • If you plan to use AARP or AAA for discounts, you must show your card at check-in.
  • Just enough cash for small transactions, only one or two credit cards, and Traveler's Checks.
  • When traveling to new locations, familiarize yourself before you leave home and bring a good guidebook and map with you.
  • Have duplicates of all important documents you will be taking.
  • Put these into your cell phone for easy access.
  • Make sure you get only travel approved portions of body lotion, face wash, eye drops, shaving cream, lip balm, cologne/perfume, cosmetics, deodorant, hand sanitizer, and mouthwash.
  • Includes shampoo, conditioner, hairspray, and any hair care appliances.
  • Shaving kit and nail care kit should be packed in checked luggage.
  • Don't forget dentures/denture adhesive, toothbrush, toothpaste, and floss.
  • If needed, pack maxi pads, tampons or pantiliners.
  • Pack a pair of underwear for each day plus one extra.
  • Wear comfortable clothing in layers to adjust for temperature changes.
  • Easy to remove, comfortable and adaptable walking shoes will work for every situation except dress wear.
  • Always wear a dependable but not too expensive watch.
  • If you plan to hang out on the beach or by the pool. Also pack sunscreen and other items.
  • Plan for the unexpected, even if you only might need a windbreaker.
  • Pajamas are one of the most forgotten items.
  • For formal occasions pack one good dress or other outfit including belt, shoes and jewelry.
  • Whatever your sport, be sure to pack what you need to do it in order to avoid expensive last minute purchases at your destination.
  • Even if you have a week's supply in a portioned container, bring proof that the prescriptions are legal.
  • Another oft forgotten item that is a must-have.
  • If you have trouble flying or with high altitudes, these are very important.
  • Kids need different doses than adults, so pack appropriately.
  • If you are going across multiple time zones, you may need help adjusting your sleeping patterns.
  • Including tissues, antibacterial moist towelettes, paper towels and travel toilet paper rolls.
  • Cell phone or blackberry, iPod or mp3 player, and netbook or laptop.
  • An inflatable pillow, earplugs, eye mask, and a travel blanket can make coach more comfortable.
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