• PACK YOUR PASSPORT AND/ OR VISA. MAKE SURE THESE DOCUMENTS ARE NOT EXPIRED

 

Make a photo copy of your passport and/or visa. Once you arrive to your destination, make sure you lock up your passport and/or visa and carry around your photo copies instead.


  • PRINT A COPY OF YOUR TRIP DETAILS OR ITINERARY

 

Along with printing out a copy of your trip itinerary, I recommend you check the weather conditions one (1) or two (2) days before your trip.


  • EXCHANGE YOUR MONEY

 

For international travel, I recommend you exchange your money to the local currency. You can negotiate and bargain better with local dollars. You can visit www.convertmymoney.com to view daily conversion rates.  I also recommend you have a separate travel ATM debit card or travelers checks to avoid fraud to your bank account. 


  • PACK BUG REPELLENT, MINI FIRST AID KIT AND IMMUNIZATION MEDICINE
    PACK YOUR PRESCRIBED MEDICINE

 

In addition to packing your prescribed medicine, it is also important to pack over-the-counter medicine that you might need. Depending on the country you visit they might not have the same name brand medicine and might also have different regulations that are not approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA).


  • THINGS TO PACK IN YOUR CARRY-ON BAG

 

Include an extra outfit, toothpaste, tooth brush soap and light jacket on your carry-on bag in case of a mishap and you don't have your luggage when you arrive to your destination. A travel pillow and blanket for long flights, a good book and a mobile device that can play music and movies.


  • DON'T FORGET TO PACK THESE ITEMS

 

Towels, shampoo, lotion, toothpaste, toothbrush, floss, outlet converter, mobile phone, phone charger, batteries, cameras, contact lenses, glasses, sunglasses, sun screen, antibacterial wipes, comb, brush, razor, shaving cream, slippers, flip flops, make-up and personal hygiene items.