Are you overwhelmed and cranky by the time you leave for a trip or family vacation? Vacations have been known to cause some of the biggest arguments with families, so here’s some advice – get organized so you won’t be stressed out and ready to bite someone’s head off before you even back out of the driveway. Remember, vacation and travel should be a fun experience.
1. Travel Information
Flight, hotel, and car rental confirmations (these can be delivered to and stored on your Smart phone)
Create a Grab-N-Go travel bag or cosmetic pouch that contains all the basic toiletries you need. You can add extra needed items such as medications, etc. on the day of travel.
Camera equipment, extra memory card, charger or spare batteries
Laptop, tablet, charging cords
iPod, Phone, phone charger
Flash or portable hard drive
Books, magazines, journal, notepad, pens
Airline pillow and light blanket
Ear plugs, eye covers
Travel umbrella, sunscreen, insect repellent
Climate appropriate clothing
Accessories (small purse, jewelry, scarf, cuff links, tie)
Hat, gloves, boots, if appropriate
Robe, pajamas, slippers
6. Emergency Items
Basic 1st aid kit
Sewing kit, safety pins
Copies of passport, insurance documents, credit card information (be sure to leave a copy with a trusted person at home, too)
Medical alert notification
Physician phone number, and insurance policy and carrier’s phone number
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