Make a Travel Checklist
With 33% of people packing their bags only 24 hours before their trip, it is easy to see why two-thirds of people overpack their suitcase, one-third still forget to pack something!
What you need to pack and how far in advance you should prepare when traveling depends on a few things. These 5 areas will help you determine what items you’ll need to put on your travel checklist for the upcoming trip.
How to Start a Travel Checklist: Determine What You Need for Your Trip
International travel requires more advanced planning to ensure you have the right travel visas, up-to-date vaccines or immunizations, and a valid passport.
Share your travel checklist with your friends so you all can pack light!
The longer your trip, the more items you’ll need. Remember, the more days you’re away from home, the more variance there could be in the weather.
How Long You’ll Be Travelling
Where you’ll be staying also determines what you should pack and add to your travel checklist.
If your trip involves flying, you need to pack more carefully than you would if you’re traveling by car, bus, or train.
Your Mode of Transportation
It can cover medical emergencies, lost luggage, accidents, and more.
Buy Travel Insurance
Research the immigration laws and give yourself enough time to get the proper documentation.
Check Your Passport & Visas
Visiting your doctor is also important to ensure you’ll have enough of your prescription medication.
Visit Your Doctor
So give your credit card company a call before you leave, letting them your destination and how long you’ll be traveling.
Call Your Credit Card Companies
It’s always a good idea to arrange for someone to keep an eye on your home while you are away.
Arrange for a House-Sitter or Pet-Sitter
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