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There's nothing quite as frustrating as finally arriving at your vacation destination and realizing you've forgotten your toothbrush. The easiest way to avoid this inconvenience is to use a checklist to organize all of your luggage in the first place!

Here's our comprehensive packing list to inspire your packing for your next great adventure!

Pre- Departure:

  • Passport 

  • Visa

  • Personal Identification

  • Travel Tickets

  • Health Documents

  • Transportation Tickets

  • Frequent Flyer Cards

  • Emergency Information

  • Insurance

  • Hotel Reservations

  • Auto Rental Agreement

  • Currency

  • Credit Cards

  • Guidebooks & Maps

  • Copies of tickets, passports, credit cards, and IDs

  • Special Event Registrations

  • Student ID/Discount Cards

Travel Gear: 

  • Main Travel Bag

  • Carry-on Daypack or Duffle

  • TSA Lock/Cable Lock

  • Packing accessories (cubes, folders)

  • Luggage Tags

  • Money Belt

  • Security Pouch

  • Document Organizer

  • Everyday Bag

 

 

Everyday Basics

  • Camera, lenses Memory Stick

  • Video Camera

  • Binoculars

  • iPod

  • Electric Adapters/Converters

  • Travel Alarm

  • Language Books

  • Reading Materials

  • Address Book

  • Travel Journal/Pen

  • Scarf/Bandana

  • Games/Playing Cards

  • Snacks

  • Water Bottle

  • Travel Towel

  • Hand Sanitizer/Towelettes

  • Travel Neck Pillow

  • Eyeshade/Earplugs

  • Tissues/Toilet Paper

  • Keys 

  • Cell Phone/Charger

Maintenance Items

  • Flashlight/Batteries

  • Matches/Lighter

  • Extra Batteries

  • Sewing/Repair Kit

  • Duct Tape

  • Travel Iron/Steamer

  • Sink Stopper

  • Zip-close Plastic Bags

 

Travel Health

  • No Jet Lag

  • Pain reliever/Aspirin

  • Cold/Allergy Medicines

  • Contact Lens Items

  • Diarrhea Medicine

  • Laxative

  • Insect Protection

  • Sun Protection

  • Sunburn Relief

  • Antibiotic Ointment

  • Malaria Medicine (prescription)

  • Motion Sickness Medicine

  • Personal Perscriptions

  • Personal Hygiene

  • Vitamins

  • Water Purification Supplies

  • Mouthwash

  • Birth Control 

Toiletries:

  • Comb/Brush

  • Toothbrush/Paste

  • Dental Floss

  • Soap- Personal & Laundry

  • Skin lotions/Creams

  • Throat Lozenges

  •  Make-up

  • Mirror

  • Manicure Articles

  • Shampoo/Conditioner

  • Razors/Shaving Cream

Clothing: 

  • Quick drying underwear

  • Compression Travel Socks

  • Swim Suit

  • Raincoat/Umbrella

  • Walking Shoes

  • Visor or Hat

Home Checklist

  • Alert bank of intended foreign credit card use

  • Stop deliveries

  • Have post office hold mail

  • Advise alarm company of absence

  • Arrange for care of pets and plants

  • Re-set Sprinklers

  • Set up timed lighting system

  • Stop Newspaper

  • Leave key and itinerary with friend or neighbor

  • Empty Fridge

  • Eliminate fire hazards

  • Turn down thermostat

  • Turn down water heater

  • Lock doors and winds

  • Store valuables in safe place

  • Reconfirm/check-in with airline

  • Pre-pay bills

  • Write down where you parked your car