PACKING TIPS

Following is a suggested list of common travel necessities, as well as reminders for those often forgettable travel items. We recommend that you print this list so you won t forget a thing.

Helpful hint: Check with your airline regarding what you can carry on the plane as new rules and regulations change. Also, check the weather forecast for your destination, as well as local customs for clothing guidelines. For your convenience, several seasonal and vacation specific items are recommended on this list. Remember, travel experts advise to pack light.

Don t forget to pack your travel insurance policy!

General packing tips:

Pack heavy items, such as shoes and toiletry kits, before the more delicate ones. Place them along the suitcase s spine to balance weight at the bottom.
To reduce wrinkling, turn jackets inside out and fold them in half with tissue paper or dry-cleaning bags. Layering plastic bags or tissue between clothes also helps prevent wrinkles.
Hang clothing in the bathroom while showering to steam out wrinkles.
Line the bottom of your suitcase with your trousers and let the legs hang over the outside edge of the suitcase. Then pack the rest of your travel gear with the lighter materials on top. Wrap trouser legs over the pile; they ll keep their crease.
Stuff socks and rolled-up belts into shoes to save space.
Take along plastic bags for laundry or wet swimsuits.
Bring an empty, soft bag for souvenirs.
Clothing
Belt
Hat
Shirts
Shorts
Suit & Tie
Dress/Skirt
Pants
T-shirts
Shoes/Sandals
Socks
Swim Suit
Underwear
Cold weather
Gloves
Sweater
Winter Hat
Winter Jacket
Silk or other long underpants, t-shirts or camisoles
 
Carrying Money and Important Documents
Fanny Pack
Purse
Money Belt
Wallet
Security pouch for valuable documents
 
Health & Hygiene
Antacid/Laxatives
Aspirin/Pain Relievers
Dental Floss
Deodorant
Feminine Hygiene
First Aid Kit
Hair Brush/Comb
Insect Repellent
Lip Balm
Moisturizer
Sun Screen
Vitamins
Motion Sickness Tablets
Water Purifying Tablets
Toothbrush & Toothpaste
Shampoo & Conditioner
Allergy Pills (anti-histamines)
Nail Clippers (pack in suitcase, not in carry-on baggage)
Shaving Equipment (disposable razors ok to carry-on)
Hairspray and any other styling products
Miscellaneous
Backpack
Batteries
Binoculars
Compass
Flashlight
Handkerchief
Maps
Passport Pictures
Photo Equipment
Plastic Bags
Raincoat
Sewing Kit
Sunglasses
Umbrella
Wall Socket Adapter
Watch
Portable CD/Cassette Player
Bungee Cords/Rubber Bands
Extra Glasses/Contact Lenses
Swiss Army Knife (pack in suitcase, not in carry-on baggage)
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