Don’t Stress! Make a Travel Checklist for Your Next Trip

Do you love taking vacations but hate packing? Well, you’re not alone! A recent OnePoll survey found that 65% of people have a difficult time packing for trips. 

One way to alleviate some of that travel-related stress is to be prepared by using a travel checklist or two. Doing so will help to ensure you pack what you need and are prepared before you leave on your trip. 

How to Start a Travel Checklist: Determine What You Need for Your Trip

What you need to pack and how far in advance you should prepare when traveling depends on a few things. These 5 areas will help you determine what items you’ll need to put on your travel checklist for the upcoming trip.

1. Your Destination

International travel requires more advanced planning to ensure you have the right travel visas, up-to-date vaccines or immunizations, and a valid passport.

On the other hand, a road trip to visit friends or family that live a few hours away can quickly be arranged on short notice and require less packing and planning.

2. Travel Companion

Are you packing for yourself, or will you be packing for your children or family as well? If you’re traveling solo, travel-sized items are probably all you need. But if the whole family is coming along, you’ll need to add toiletries for each person.

3. How Long You’ll Be Travelling

A small suitcase, backpack, or carry-on will be sufficient for a weekend getaway or overnight business trip. But it might not be enough space for longer trips.

4. Your Accommodations 

Where you’ll be staying also determines what you should pack and add to your travel checklist. If you’re staying in a hotel, they typically provide toiletries like shampoo, conditioner, and soap and have hairdryers and towels in the bathrooms.

5. Your Mode of Transportation

If your trip involves flying, you need to pack more carefully than you would if you’re traveling by car, bus, or train. One thing you’ll need to do ahead of time is to check the dimensions of your luggage.

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