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Travel Packing Checklist

When traveling its always worth using a travel packing checklist to make sure that you haven’t forgotten anything. I used to remember a forgotten item just a few hours after I left home! Make sure you pack according to your travel/holiday theme and always check the weather before you go. Be prepared for the unexpected and don’t rely on electronics holding crucial information such as plane ticket boarding passes just in case it runs out of juice!


  • Travel itinerary (printed copy)
  • Flight tickets (printed copy)
  • Accommodation booking and reservation confirmations (printed copy)
  • Transfer vouchers
  • Prepaid attraction tickets
  • Passport (If traveling overseas)
  • Visa
  • Driving licence
  • Travel insurance
  • Home phone numbers written down
  • Health documentation including vaccination booklet
  • Emergency information
  • Cash in the right currency(ies)
  • Credit cards (inform companies that you’re traveling abroad)
  • x 2/Travelers cheques
  • Email yourself a photocopy of your passport, driving licence, medical cards and travel itinerary


  • Underwear
  • Socks/Hosiery
  • Belts
  • Casual Day Wear
  • Sleepwear
  • Cold weather gear (jumper, coat, warm hat, gloves, scarf)
  • Warm weather gear (swimsuit, shorts, sandals
  • Comfortable walking shoes (must be worn in)
  • Sun Hat


  • Hair brush / comb
  • Toothbrush, toothpaste, floss etc
  • Deodorant
  • Soap
  • Shampoo & conditioner
  • Skin-care lotion
  • Razor & shaving cream
  • Personal hygiene items
  • Vitamins
  • Bath / beach towel
  • Jungle Formula Insect repellent
  • Moisturizer
  • Sunscreen
  • Nail clippers
  • Tweezers
  • Aspirin
  • Multi-vitamins
  • Antiseptic wipes
  • Antibiotic cream
  • Band-Aids
  • Upset stomach / Diarrhea medication
  • Regular medication, plus a letter from your doctor for anything unusual

Travel Gear

  • Luggage
  • Back pack
  • Clothes
  • Shoes
  • Wallet
  • Money belt
  • Organizer bags
  • iPod/MP3 Player
  • eBook reader (Kindle/iPad/Kobo)
  • Camera & memory cards
  • Guide book and maps
  • Travel journal & pens
  • Games / playing cards
  • Small padlocks for suitcase
  • Luggage ID tags
  • Alarm clock
  • Sunglasses and case
  • Zip lock plastic bags
  • Electrical socket plug adapters
  • Earplugs / eyeshades

At Home Before You Go

  • Arrange for care of pets, lawn, house plants, garden, swimming pool
  • Arrange for home security if you’re worried
  • Empty refrigerator and garbage
  • Turn off hot water
  • Turn down heating
  • Pre-pay bills (or ask a close friend to collect mail and pay bills for you)
  • Turn off & unplug all non-essential appliances
  • Lock all doors and windows
  • Stop newspaper delivery
  • Setup timed lights

Please do leave me a comment if there’s something off the travel packing checklist that I should add!

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