What to Pack
A packing list is always one of the forgotten processes for some who plan to travel on a long holiday but probably one of the most important step to have an enjoyable vacation. We listed some important reminders and check lists from our traveler’s experiences:
- Does your passport have at least 6 month validity from the date of departure on your trip.
- Check your visa requirement to your destination. Check the entry date on your visa and validity of the visa.
- When possible book e-tickets if you happen to lose your ticket you can always printout your ticket online.
- Always make extra copies of your passport and keep it separate from your original.
- Copy of your travel insurance and emergency contact. It’s best to have those numbers entered in your mobile phone.
- Call your credit card company to inform them of your trip and when your trip will end so that your charge card won’t get blocked by your card company because of a foreign charge and also charges are blocked overseas if someone happen to steal your card number and charge on the card. Sometimes you have to call the card company a few times before you leave to remind them. Visa and Mastercard are widely accepted as oppose to Amex.
- Make sure your tour operator know of any allergies you may have.
Electronics or gadgets:
- If you have a 3 program plug you will need to bring an adapter to change to 2 prongs (flat and round). Most countries will have plugs for 2 prongs.
- Make sure your electronics can take 220 volts as most countries.
- Sometimes it’s a good investment to bring a back up mobile phone where you can use a local SIM card for calls. It’s much cheaper then using your regular mobile phone and paying roaming calls.
- Don’t forget your charger for your electronics and check to see if they are Compatible with 220 volts.
- A small pocket solar calculator to convert exchange rates
Clothing & Miscellaneous:
- Know where you are traveling and the weather you should expect. Traveling to a tropical area you will expect to see mosquitoes so bring some long sleeve short and long pants for the evening.
- Traveling to Asia it is frowned upon to wear shorts that are 6 in. above the knee. Especially going into temples or places of worship. Wearing a dress is fine if you plan to dress light but always go into temples. Wearing short a few inches above the knee is fine.
- Shirt or blouse covering your shoulder. Revealing shoulders are frowned upon.
- Head cover to protect from hot tropical weather
- Insect repellent
- Stomach medicine
- A good book for those sometimes flight delays