Updated: Jun 11, 2019
The Ultimate Travel Checklist
Whether this is your first trip or you’re a frequent traveler, it’s always helpful to have a rundown of what items you may want to pack. Bookmark this packing list because you’ll want to refer to it, as your travel date gets closer. It will serve as a tool to tell you what to pack, and help you make sure you've thought of everything you might want to pack.
1) Check your main luggage
Wherever you're planning to go, pick luggage that is versatile, lightweight and big enough to hold all your essentials. The most important decision you'll make is (as far as luggage is concerned) is buying a bag that has an awesome warranty. Travelling with a piece of luggage with a broken wheel, handle or zipper is the absolute worst! Brands that back their gear with stand-up warranties build that promised durability into their gear. It is also important to find a travel bag that's as versatile as you need it to be, while also fitting all your stuff and being easy to carry.
2) Organize Your Stuff
If you have lots of different types of activities you plan to do, that means you have a fair amount of gear you need to pack into your suitcase. Keeping everything organized can be a challenge. One of the best things you can do when you're packing for any trip, especially one that requires you to pack lots of layers, is to make sure you use packing organizers. Keeping your suitcase organized with packing organizers means not only will you know exactly where everything is, but your clothes can be arranged and compressed, you can fit more in your bag.
3) Collect Important Travel Documents, Cash, and Credit Cards
Start by collecting all of your important documents in a travel document organizer. (This travel organizer holds a passport, ID, credit cards, coins, documents, a boarding pass, and a pen!) By bringing all your important information together, this will help ensure you have everything you need to get from one place to the next.
4) Consider Travel Security
In most large cities, travelers should always be on the lookout for pickpockets. The easiest way to keep your belongings safe is to keep them hidden and close to you. One way to do this is to stash your valuables underneath your clothing. Another way is by locking your bags and using reflective accents to help folks see you at night time. Wearing a money belt or neck wallet lets you keep your valuables close to your body and away from prying hands. Review all the different styles here to choose what works best for you and the type of travel you’ll be doing. You may also want to choose an option with RFID protection.
5) Prepare your Home
If you’re going an extended trip, it’s essential to get your home in order before you go. If you will be gone for more than 30 days, it’s a good idea to check with your homeowner’s or renter’s insurance for specific instructions.
SocioRAC's calendar and Reminder features will help you execute these tasks effectively. The in-app chat will help you check your list with friends you are travelling with. Travelers around the globe use SocioRAC you too can use it to make your travelling checklist simple, sorted and simplified.