The Ultimate Travel Checklist
Traditional packing mishaps range from minor problems, such as heading to a tropical island without your favorite bikini, to downright catastrophic, like finding you have left the country without your purse or medication. However, most are avoidable.
There are lots of ‘little things that you always wish you had packed but always seem to forget until you are already halfway there. From items that can make your voyage more comfortable to accessories that will make traveling much less stressful, like earphones! So, what should you pack? Here are some indispensable items that I suggest you start packing now!
1. A travel pillow & blanket
Whether you are traveling first class or economy, for 16 hours or 2, by plane, train, or in your new automobile, it’s always a good idea to get some rest during your travels so you can feel energized when you arrive at your destination. A comfortable pillow and warm blanket will help you on your way to the land of nod,, and in particular blow-up travel accessories can do the packing and storing these items even more straightforward too!
2. Discrete money belts
Everyone will be carrying money on their travels, whether it’s a form of hard cash or credit cards. However, be careful you don’t become a prime suspect for thieves – don’t make it obvious! Don’t swing your purse around or leave your backpack unlocked while wandering aimlessly around the airport! Keep your money safe and hidden in a discreet pack or money belt; you can easily strap it to your stomach under all of your clothes, protecting your most prized possessions during your journey.
3. Diary/Personal organizer
Before you go on your big adventure, plan your trip and keep a note of it in a planner or notebook wallet. From the car dealers in Portsmouth, you want to stop in at on your way out to the multiple attractions you want to visit at your destination – every last detail. If you are traveling with a large group or family, creating a color-coded trip agenda may be useful in making sure you go to all the desired places, etc. This will help to make traveling the least stressful part of your journey.
4. Plastic Wallet
This could be a handy tip, especially if a large group of you or you are traveling as a family. As you want to ensure that your personal belongings are safe, why not consider buying a small plastic wallet that you can carry with you at all times with everything in it. Be sure to not lose it, though!
5. Plug adapters
Something that is so often forgotten about but is necessary if you want to plug in any equipment to use aboard, i.e., phone, laptop, and digital camera. Make sure you get the correct adapters for the individual country; even when you are in Europe, a European plug may not be the right one as they may have different types of plug sockets – especially if it is a less economically developed country.
6. Luggage locks & luggage straps
No need to go mad, but a small but identifiable luggage lock is always a good idea. Not only will it assure you that your bag can’t be easily opened by others, but it will also put off potential thieves. How many times have you been stuck at the luggage carousel, and how many times have you seen a black suitcase, hundreds? Yes, well, a handy trick is to buy an unusual, brightly colored luggage strap that will make your luggage stand out from the crowd, so you can easily find it and make a speedy exit.
These tips aren’t designed to help you pack your bag, but they are meant to help you remember those little items that make traveling that little bit less stressful. So don’t forget to book your airport transfers and print your tickets…Happy traveling!
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