Travel Tips and Packing Lists

Culture Seeker

Whether you’re traveling to a remote destination, or for the culture, travel light to go where the journey takes you by downloading our packing check list to help you get organized so you can seek more.

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Checklists

Pre-Departure

  • Passport/Visa(s)/Personal Identification
  • Cash & Credit/ATM Card(s)
  • Check expiration dates on Passport, Drivers License, and Credit Cards
  • Inform bank/credit cards companies that you’re traveling abroad
  • Travel & Medical Insurance Documents
  • Health Documentation/Vaccination Card
  • Prescriptions in original packaging
  • Student ID Card/Frequent Flyer Card(s)
  • Reservations & Itineraries
  • Hotel/Tour Contact Info
  • Hotel Loyalty/Hostel Membership Card(s)
  • Transportation Tickets
  • Printed copies of Tickets/Passports/ Emergency Information
  • Email yourself a photo copy of a your passport, drivers license, medical cards & itinerary

Travel Gear

Everyday Basics

  • Lightweight, Easy Care Clothing
  • Clothes for Layering
  • Rain Jacket/ Umbrella
  • Outer Shell/Windbreaker/Fleece
  • Flip flops for showering & travel
  • Travel Shoes
  • Swimsuit (modesty based on region)
  • Brimmed Sun Hat
  • Lightweight Gloves/Beanie
  • Sunglasses
  • Head Scarf/Bandana/Pasminia

Everyday Accessories

Toiletries

Travel Health

*Consult your health center or physician for help in planning your trip’s medication needs.

  • Travel Health Information
  • First Aid Kit (Bandages, Gauze, Adhesives, etc)
  • Personal Prescriptions (Copies of Scripts)
  • Pain & Fever Relievers/Thermometer
  • Children’s Strength Pain Relievers
  • Cold Medicines
  • Diarrhea/Laxative Medicines
  • Allergy Medicines
  • Hydrocortisone Cream (for allergic rashes)
  • Antibacterial Ointment
  • Throat Lozenges
  • Multi-Vitamins
  • Sunscreen/Lip Balm
  • Sunburn Relief
  • Insect Repellent/Mosquito Net
  • Sting Reliever
  • Motion Sickness Pills/Bands
  • Hand Sanitizer/Wet Wipes
  • Moleskin
  • Medicines & Vaccinations specific to the region/activity (ex: Malaria, Altitude Sickness)
  • Energy Bars & Snacks

Home Checklist

  • Post Office to hold mail
  • Stop newspaper
  • Pre-pay bills
  • Clean out refrigerator
  • Unplug appliances
  • Turn off heater/air conditioner
  • Turn down water heater
  • Turn off washing machine taps
  • Lock all doors and windows
  • Set up timed light system
  • Store valuables in a safe place
  • Leave house key and trip itinerary with a trusted friend
  • Leave flight and hotel itineraries with a relative
  • Reconfirm/check-in online with airline

*If gone for more than 30 days check with homeowner’s insurance for specific directives

Download PDF Travel Checklist

Suggested Gear

Luggage & Packs

Considerations for a main bag can vary based on how long and where you’re going. Your method of transportation is a big factor as is your itinerary:

A Switchback™ Wheeled Backpack that can be carried as a backpack or rolling bag allows for maximum versatility. Plus the full size zip-off daypack is perfect for daylong excursions.

A traditional Travel Pack gives fluidity to your travels. If you’re taking a commuter plane, hiking to a village for an overnight, visiting rural communities inaccessible by roads, sometimes a backpack duffel bag will be the best option.

Pack-It™ System

The Pack-It™ System will help keep everything you need easily accessible. You’ll wonder how you lived without it.

Pack-It™ Cubes – compress clothes and maximize packing space by rolling t-shirts, undergarments, and workout clothes; multiple cube sizes offer versatility

Pack-It™ Folders – to keep your clothes wrinkle free and looking good

Pack-It™ Tube Cubes – fill up those extra spaces in your bag; pack socks and accessories

Pack-It™ Shoe Sac – keep dirty shoes away from clean clothes

Pack-It™ Quick Trip or Wallaby Toiletry Kit – just the right size for your essentials

Pack-It™ Compression Sacs – compress bulky items or store dirty laundry up to 80% of their original size.

Pack-It™ Sacs – tuck away all the little things that seem to get lost.

Necessities

Stay well-rested and comfortable and keep your valuables away from greedy hands.

Travel Pillow, Eye Shade, Ear Plugs

Luggage ID Tags

Converter & Adapters

Sewing Kit

Guide Books & Maps

Travel Towel

Rain Jacket/Umbrella

Packable Duffel or Tote

Tip: Use Pack-ItTM Cubes or Sacs to organize daily essentials

Day Travelers™

Your day bag should be comfortable and organized for long days and overnight excursions.

Backpack – perfect for all-day hiking or sightseeing; check to make sure zippers are lockable to deter theft and that it organization for your daily needs

Shoulder Bag – a small cross-body bag is great for the essentials; perfect for exploring new places and with the ability to tuck away inside your backpack if needed

Waistpack – Maybe it’s as easy as a waistpack – everything you need right at your fingertips