Today we are sharing with you our travel checklist! Yes, I (S) am that person who checks and re-checks everything a hundred times before leaving and I still forget things – like leaving the sunglasses in the car or the travel guides at home! To avoid that, I try to write a check list and go through each item from the day I book the trip until I step into the airplane. And it works!!
🗺 WHEN YOU BOOK
✔️ Check if the name and ID number on the tickets match your citizen card or passport;
✔️ Verify if your citizen card/passport is still valid;
✔️ Confirm if the country you’re visiting requires a VISA;
✔️ Choose your accommodation and book wisely;
✔️ Check if the country you are travelling to requires vaccination or any other type of medication;
✔️ Search for festivities or special days;
✔️ Verify your travel insurance;
✔️ Define which modes of transportation you’ll require and book them online (for example, how will you go to and from the airport, or how will you reach your accommodation);
✔️ Order travel guides early so they can be delivered in time.
🗒 THE WEEK BEFORE
✔️ Exchange currencies, if required;
✔️ Think about the devices you will be taking with you;
✔️ Check the weather conditions and pack accordingly;
✔️ Scan your documents and store them electronically (for example, send yourself an e-mail);
✔️ Do your check-in online and organize your boarding passes;
✔️ Download travel apps and their offline maps, if possible.
👜 THE DAY BEFORE
✔️ Get some sleep;
✔️ Eat healthy and drink plenty of water;
✔️ Confirm your itinerary and share with your family;
✔️ Remember to pack charging cables and portable battery chargers;
✔️ Put enough cash for the first day in your wallet;
✔️ Recharge all your electronic devices.
✈️ THE DAY OF DEPARTURE
✔️ Stay hydrated and try not to drink caffeinated beverages;
✔️ Confirm that you have all the necessary documentation and itinerary information;
✔️ Pack some snacks;
✔️ Wear comfortable clothing;
✔️ Pack an emergency-bag of essential items.
We hope this checklist helps you plan your trips better and make it less likely for you to leave things behind!