Travel Checklist

Minimum things to pack for travel:

Toiletries:

  • 3 pairs shirts
  • 2 pairs pants or shorts
  • 2 pairs underwear
  • 2 pairs socks
  • One belt
  • Baking soda to double as toothpaste and deodorant (or bring deodorant and buy toothpaste at your destination)
  • Toothbrush
  • Baby wipes
  • Baby powder
  • Clothing soap (or just have your clothing washed at your destination)
  • Other toiletries that fit in your shaving kit
Electronics:
  • Laptop computer
  • E-Book Reader (gone are the days of packing 5 books)
  • MP3 player
  • Cellular phone (remember, skype can be used to make calls from your laptop – or you can have skype forward the calls to your cell phone)
  • Camera (I use the Nikon D90, it’s bulky but it’s excellent).
Money:
  • A small amount of cash
  • ATM card(s)
  • Debit/credit card(s)
  • Passport/ID

That’s everything you need to bring. Now let’s look at some extra stuff you may want to bring.

Miscellaneous Items:

Sunglasses – Especially if it’s a warm, tropical sunny climate.

Condoms – Some souvenirs you don’t want to bring back.

A padlock – You never know when you will need to lock your stuff up at a hotel or at a beach somewhere.

Don’t Bring:

Lighters, liquids, travelers cheques, your girlfriend.

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