Travel Tips and Packing Lists

Multi-Activity Trip

Backpacking, fly fishing, and then rock climbing?
Why not? Download our multiple activity trip packing check list to make sure you have everything to enjoy your next adventure!

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  • 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 if 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

  • Main Travel Bags/Rolling Luggage
  • Daypacks/Shoulder Bags
  • Money Belt or Security Pouch
  • Water Bottle or Bladder
  • Sleep Sac/Hostel Sheets
  • Headlamp/Flashlight & Batteries
  • Pocket Knife or Multi-Tool (pack in checked luggage)
  • Lightweight Binoculars/Compass
  • Water Purification System, SteriPen or Iodine Tablets
  • Permethrin-containing insect spray (for clothing, tents, bed nets)
  • Pots & Backpacking Stove
  • Lighter & Matches
  • Sleeping Bag & Pad 
  • Trekking Poles

Everyday Basics

  • Lightweight, Moisture-Wicking, Easy Care Clothing (Consider bringing clothing with bug repellent or SPF protection properties)
  • Rain Jacket/Poncho/Umbrella
  • Outer Shell/Windbreaker/Fleece
  • Moisture-wicking Quick Dry Clothing/Wool Socks
  • Lightweight waterproof pants/shorts
  • Base Layers/Pack Clothes for layering
  • Flip flops for showering & travel
  • Camp Shoes/Travel Shoes
  • Waterproof Hiking Boots
  • Swimsuit (modesty based on region)
  • Brimmed Sun Hat
  • Water-resistant Gloves/Wool Beanie
  • Sunglasses
  • Head Scarf/Bandana

Everyday Accessories


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 (and 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/Towellets
  • Moleskin
  • Medicines & Vaccinations specific to the region/activity (ex: Malaria, Altitude Sickness Pills)
  • Oral Rehydration Salts
  • Energy Bars & Blocks

Home Checklist

  • Post Office to hold mail
  • Stop newspaper
  • Pre-pay bills
  • Empty 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 neighbor
  • 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

You’re doing a million things on your trip, each requiring you to travel with a different mix of gear and clothing. Think ahead to what types of activities you’ll be doing to determine how large of a bag you’ll need. Confirm your bag has a sturdy set of wheels and durable handle system.

A Two-In-One Bag Solution – with a zip-off gear bag for clothing and a bin for carrying damp or dirty gear, it’s perfect for multi-activity travel.

Large Wheeled Gear Bag or Duffel – fits all your gear and clothing in one space. Add a packing system to help keep it organized. (As your bag gets bigger, make sure you don’t go overweight when packing.)

A Convertible Backpack - great for those times when you may need to wheel it rather than carrying it on your back.

Pack-It™ System


When traveling with gear and clothing for lots of activities, staying organized becomes very important. Enter the Pack-ItTM System: you’ll wonder how you managed without it.

Pack-It™ Cubes, Double Cubes and Gear Organizers – maximize packing space by rolling t-shirts, undergarments, clothes and accessories; multiple sizes offer versatility.

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

Pack-It™ Two-Sided Cubes – separate dirty from clean clothing or different types of gadgets and clothing in one contained space



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

First Aid Kit

Travel Neck or Back Pillow

Eye Shade & Ear Plugs

Music Player, Headphones and Travel Speakers

Travel Alarm

Sewing Kit

Travel Locks

Luggage ID Tags

Day Travelers™

Your day bag should be sized right and will accommodate your daily travel needs well. It should be organized and durable especially if you’re logging serious mileage.

Backpack – perfect for hands-free convenience and organization

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