Can’t wait to set out on your next adventure? Your trip can be even more pleasurable if you take care of a few things before you travel. It always helps to plan your trip and know a little about the country you’re visiting. Packing a few key items, like travel document copies or a medicine bag, can ease your mind off some future worries . This travel checklist is useful for that final check-up before you leave home. While you can still buy a new charger or download a map after you’ve arrived, some things are better handled before you leave the door.
Plan your itinerary and make reservations
It always helps to prioritize the places you visit in a destination, especially if you have limited time. Plan, but don’t be afraid to step away from your itinerary. Exploring is an important part of any travel experience. You should also check if the country you plan on visiting requires a visa for entry. When traveling during peak season, try to secure your reservations in advance. You can find online offers or combo tickets for the most important tourist attractions.
Make copies of your travel documents
It is important to have backup copies (in print and/or electronic form) of your travel documents. Make copies of your passport, ID card, driver’s license and travel insurance. Having the telephone number and address of your country’s embassy is also a good idea.
Consider getting travel insurance
You can get extra medical insurance if your current policy does not apply overseas or does not cover emergency treatments abroad. Travel insurance can include both medical and luggage insurance. A sports/adventure travel insurance is important if you want to try extreme sports during your trip.
Take care of your medical needs
You can schedule an appointment with your doctor before you leave to stock up on any prescription drugs that you are using. He/she may recommend some pre-trip treatments. Travel vaccinations are necessary for some destinations. Your travel medical bag should include painkillers, bandages and anti-diarrhea medicines.
Pay attention to electronics
Different countries have different types of plugs and voltage. You should pack a charger adapter and check the voltage of your electronics. You can also pack an external battery pack and you should double check that you have all the cables and chargers you need.
You should check the local currency, exchange rate and access to ATMs. You should also make sure that your credit card is accepted in the country you’re visiting. It always helps to have local cash on hand as early as you enter the country because you may need to pay an entry fee or a visa on arrival.
Leave your home in order
You should turn off all power sockets, the gas and water supply in your home. You can also put away any garden furniture or items and accessories in your backyard. If you plan to travel for a longer period, you might want to leave a spare key to one of your family members or a close friend. You can always contact a reliable plumber in Singapore if you have any unexpected problems with your piping work, toilet or kitchen sink.
Are you a pet owner? If you don’t plan on taking your furry friend with you, then you should arrange for a convenient accommodation option while you’re away. A kind neighbor, a family member or a pet sitting agency are all good options.
Don’t forget to enjoy your trip
Last but not least on your travel checklist: be curious, be open to new experiences and enjoy yourself.
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