Vacation is a word that puts a smile on your face and drastically cheers you up. Positive associations arise: some remember the beach and the sea, others remember hiking, and others remember a delicious dinner in one of the best European restaurants. Everyone has their own dream vacation, and it is important to prepare well for it. This does not mean at all that the suitcase needs to be packed a month before departure. The result of high-quality training is a minimum of things and a maximum of positive emotions. How to quickly get ready for a trip and not forget anything, how to fill a tourist’s bag? Look for answers below.
Start Preparation One Month In Advance!
Regardless of the number of flights and trips in the past, we do not recommend packing your bag at the last moment. Start 5 days before the intended trip, if all the tickets are on hand and it is enough to prepare the luggage. Check the validity of your passport. Make a new one if necessary. Today it is very easy to do this because it became possible to request a passport picture at Target store. In the absence of a visa, tickets for an airplane or other transport, an itinerary sheet, and Travel Insurance Quote – at least 1 month in advance. This time is enough to draw up a recreation program, get acquainted with the sights and good institutions of another country, and resolve formal issues.
What you will need on a trip is impossible to answer unambiguously. Each person is an individual, he has his own requirements and wishes. We recommend that you take a sheet of paper and make a list of necessary things. Create it 3-5 days before the trip, there will be time to buy the missing items if necessary. The mentioned list can also be generated in the corresponding phone programs or in a regular electronic notepad.
Watch Out For Documentation And Money
Without a bank card or cash, there is nothing to do in another country. Take the desired amount of money, be sure to put it in your hand luggage, do not hide it in your suitcase.
From the documents you will need the following:
- International passport and its copies (we also recommend having it in electronic form in case of theft or loss);
- Confirmation of a hotel room reservation or apartment rental;
- Insurance, and vaccination certificate if necessary.
After preparing the documents, make sure that there is enough cash in the wallet in the currency where you are going. Keep the rest of the money on a bank card, or better, in an account. Why? When stolen, cards can be depleted, but a personal account cannot.
At this stage of the collection, we recommend that you put a notebook with a pen and a phrasebook in your hand luggage. Download programs with offline maps to your mobile phone, this will make it easy to navigate new areas. Travelers by car need to take a driver’s license, car documents or a power of attorney, technical inspections, and a green card.
Scale Back The Number Of Travel Devices
We recommend that you use mobile devices to a minimum during your vacation, really take a break from the everyday hustle and bustle, and socialize online. If you plan to make money remotely while traveling, then take a laptop or tablet. A mobile phone with a good camera, an e-book, and a player will definitely come in handy. Amateur photographers can not do without a flash drive. It does not take up much space and allows you to capture the brightest sights and moments. A definite must-have is a charger.
Add Things For Comfort And Care To Your Backpack
Women always strive to look spectacular, so they make a common mistake – they take a huge amount of cosmetics on a trip. In fact, they use several means or do not use them at all.
What exactly is needed for a girl? Favorite care cream, mascara, and lipstick, to create an evening make-up – eyeliner or pencil. These cosmetics do not take up much space in your suitcase.
To feel comfortable always and everywhere, you will need the following:
- Wet wipes, ear sticks, cotton pads, and paper handkerchiefs;
- Toothbrush and paste;
- Shaving accessories or depilatory cream;
- Manicure scissors and nail file;
- Pocket mirror;
- Eyebrow tweezers;
- Hygiene products for women;
- Shampoo and gel samples.
People with vision problems should not forget about contact lenses, a container and a solution for their disinfection, or glasses in a case.
Drop Necessary Little Stuff
Sometimes when traveling, little things are missing, for example:
- Lighters and matches;
- Needles and threads;
- Folding knife with a corkscrew;
These things are really needed, especially some of them – in the evening, when you want to relax in your room with a glass of wine and delicious cheese slices.
Do you need food while traveling? No, but a healthy snack wouldn’t hurt. Take on the road a bottle of mineral water, and a small package of dried fruits with nuts, tea, and coffee in sticks. Definitely do not take on a trip overall things and appliances: hair dryer, iron, books. Expensive jewelry is also best left at home. Vacationers with children will not interfere with the child’s favorite toys, a double set of hygiene products, or a container with fresh food and cookies. Be rational and prudent, take a break from everything and everyone!