Checklist

 

  • Passport - is it in date? Must have 6 months on it for some countries
  • Visa – does the country you are visiting require a visa? This can take time, so get on it as soon as you can
  • Airline ticket – check-in online and print out your boarding pass
  • Car rental – book before you go
  • Car parking or bus tickets
  • Travel insurance
  • Vaccinations
  • Currency – may have to order currency
  • Credit cards – inform bank before you leave to avoid getting your card cancelled. Also take down a number to call if you lose it so you can cancel it
  • Research – gather info on your destination
  • Scan your passport, visa, health insurance docs and send to your email
Before you go

 

Just take a small carry on bag if you can to save money

Toiletries – put your shampoo etc into small 100ml travel bottles. These come in clear plastic pouches so they are perfect for your carryon luggage

  • Socks
  • Underwear
  • Casual clothes
  • Smart clothes for nights out
  • Phone and charger
  • Camera and charger
  • Medication/prescriptions
  • Diarrhoea tablets
  • Painkillers

 

 

clothes

  • Socks
  • Underwear
  • Flip flops/sandals
  • Runners/shoes
  • Shorts/pants
  • Suncream
  • Sunglasses
  • Sunhat
  • swimming gear
  • Jumper for cool evenings

misc

  • Phone and charger
  • Camera and charger
  • Guide book
  • Tweezers
  • Small scissors

Pharmaceuticals

  • Medication/prescriptions
  • Diarrhoea tablets
  • Multivitamins
  • Hayfever tablets/antihistamine
  • Painkillers

 

  • Tent
  • Sleeping bag
  • Sleeping mat
  • Sunglasses
  • Hat
  • Suncream
  • Universal bath plug
  • Padlock and chain for backpack
  • Pen and notepad (journal and addresses)
  • Document folder for papers/printouts
  • Travel alarm clock
  • Pack of cards
  • Book
  • Swiss army knife
  • Mini maglite torch
  • Elasticised washing line
  • Cook set
  • Matches
  • Toilet paper
  •  Feminine products

First aid

  • Painkillers
  • Antihistamine – allergies, bites and stings, motion sickness
  • Throat lozenges
  • Lip balm
  • Antifungal cream/powder
  • Water purification tablets/iodine
  • Thermometer
  • Multivitimans
  • Insect repellent
  • Diarrhoea tablets

 

  • Sunglasses
  • Hat
  • Suncream
  • Padlock and chain for backpack
  • Pen and notepad (journal and addresses)
  • Document folder for papers/printouts
  • Travel alarm clock
  • Pack of cards
  • Book
  • Swiss army knife
  • Mini maglite torch