Travel Packing List & Before You Travel Checklist

By: Ross Marchant

Travel Packing List & Before You Travel Checklist

Enjoy your holiday from right from the word go. You have booked your holiday, read the travel guide and bought new clothes. Great. But have you forgotten these travel packing list? 

Travel Packing List
Packing for a Trip? Don't Forget To..

1. Check Passports & Visas are valid
Essential if you want to get out of the country in the first place!

2. Tickets: Without at least a booking reference number you may have trouble even getting on the plane

3. Lock all windows and doors
Simple enough, but often overlooked, and no one wants to come back off holiday to find their home is bare.

4. Money
Even if you remember your tickets and passports, if you've forgotten your wallet your holiday could be riddled with problems. Even if you don't have any local currency with you most airports will have cash machines you can use your credit card with.

5. Book time off of work
The enjoyment of your holiday can be instantly forgotten if you get back to work to find that no one knew you were going! Ensure you've cancelled all your appointments and cleared as much work as you can. If possible leave a day to two when you return for planning and catching-up.

6. Travel Insurance
Not included in every holiday, so do make sure you're covered. Accidents can happen.

7. Transfers
If your holiday doesn't include them make sure you've arranged some yourself. If your holiday does include them make sure you know who you should be meeting and where.

8. Overseas Wifi & Roaming
Ensure your mobile phone is activated for use abroad: But check the tariffs first or your phone bill could match the price of your holiday.

9. Make all luggage easily identifiable
There's nothing worse than losing your luggage on holiday, so make sure you can instantly tell yours apart from everyone else's. You may feel stupid with a pink ribbon tied round your case but at least you'll know it's yours (and so will everyone else).

10. Turn off central heating
Don't waste your money by leaving the heating on for 2 weeks (even if it does keep the cat warm).

11. Switch-on some lights at Home
Set up time switches for some lighting to come on at night. Dont tell the neighbourhood that no one is around. Scare off those burglars!

12. Dispose of fresh food in fridge
Get rid of anything that'll go out of date or you'll regret it when you come back.

13. Water any house plants
Do this before leaving, or better yetFree Web Content, give your neighbour a spare key and ask them to help you out while you are away.

14. Cancel milk and any daily paper deliveries
Who wants to come home to a pile of old newspapers and sour milk?

We hope these 14 travel packing list and before you travel checklist will make your holiday a less stress and enjoyable one. 

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