Monday, May 17, 2010

More Travel Tips

These travel tips are brought to you by Travellerspoint:

According to Travellerspoint this is what should be in your suitcase and carry ons when you travel.  If I put all of this in my suitcases I would be well over the weight limit, of course this is a varied list pick and choose according to your destination.

Packing List


Address list and list of important contacts or numbers
Backpack, suitcase, sports bag (something to pack everything in)
Paper or Notebook
Passport (check validity!)
Pencils, Pens
Tickets and itinerary (airline, train, bus etc.)


ATM card (Maestro or Cirrus logos on the back are most widely
Calculator or currency converter
Cash in the local currency of your arrival destination
Credit card (Visa or Mastercard are most widely accepted)
Money belt (You can't be too safe in some places)
Sufficient Travellers' cheques (and receipts for travellers'


Bra (sports and regular)
Dress shirts
Jumper, Sweater or Fleece
Light jacket
Long or thermal underwear
Long sleeve shirts
Pants or trousers
Pyjamas/Sleepwear (Tip from a member)
Sandals, shower shoes, thongs or jandals
Sarong or Lava lava
Ski clothes
Swimming gear
T-shirts, singlets

Clothes Accessories

A good hat
Cotton handkerchief or tissues
Gloves or mittens
Knitted (woollen) hat
Raincoat or poncho
Safety Pins
Sewing kit
Ski glasses
Suit bag


Anti-bacterial cream
Comb or Brush
Condoms or Contraceptive Pills
Contact lens equipment or Glasses
Cotton buds
Dental floss (also great for fixing things!)
Fingernail clippers
Hair products (gel, spray etc.)
Lip balm
Moisturiser (face and body)
Nail file
Shampoo and Conditioner
Shaving Cream
Sleeping pills
Sunscreen and After sun cream
Talcum/Baby Powder Useful against prickley heat, in shoes, on sticky zippers and more (tip from
a member)
Tampons and Pads
Toothbrush, Toothpaste

First Aid Kit

Band aids
Compression bandages
Diarrhoea tablets
Insect and/or mosquito repellent
Iodine/Hydrogen peroxide
Medicines/Prescription Drugs (Tip from a member)
Motion Sickness Tablets
Paracetemol, Tylenol etc.
Replacement/Rehydration salts sachets
Small scissors
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Vitamin pills
Water purifying tablets

Other Items

Backpack rain cover
Bottled water
Camera, film and batteries Spare flash cards or memory for digital
Carbohydrate snacks
Chewing gum or mints Especially if you are flying chewing something will help your ears
Combo or key locks
Diary or Organiser
Duct Tape Fixes everything! (Tip from a member)
Eating utensils
Electrical adapter and plug converter
Fishing Line Strongest string in the world! (Tip from a member)
Flashlight or torch Don't forget the batteries
Forum suggestions! See What would you pack?
Frisbee, hackey sack, ball, pack of cards or other recreational
Gifts are always appreciated while travelling (Tip from a member)
Inflatable travel pillow
International driving license If driving overseas, have your driving license translated
International Student Identification Card For discounts worldwide
iPod, MP3 player, Discman etc. Including music and batteries
Laptop Especially for the business travellers
Laundry detergent
Maps (incl. small map of the world to show where you are from) (Tip from a member)
Mini camera tripod Big is better if you have the space!
Mobile phone or SIM card
Mosquito net
Passport Photos
Phone card Both for local and international calls
Photocopies of important documents in case they are stolen (Tip from a member)
Phrase books or Dictionaries
Pillow or Pillowcase to stuff with clothes
Plastic bags
Recharger for electrical items Save some money on batteries
Resume and Work references Don't forget these if you are planning to work while travelling
Skis, ski shoes, ski poles or a snowboard If you are planning a winter holiday, you want to remember these!
Sleep sheet
Sleeping bag
Sleeping mat
Swiss Army knife or Leatherman tool Don't keep in your carry on as it will be removed
Toilet paper (Tip from a member)
Towels Beach and otherwise - the quick drying versions are very handy!
Travel alarm clock
Universal Sink Plug Squash ball can double as one (tip from a member)
Walkman speakers
Wet wipes/Baby wipes Handy for cleaning hands or washing yourself in absense of a shower (tip
from a member)
Ziplock bags The freezer ones are usually the best
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What is it about the Maxi Dress that has everyone wearing them.  To me they seam cumbersome and hot but they are cute with a great pair of wedges.  

This one is from Banana Republic and of course it is pink because you all know that is my favorite color.

And of course no trip would be complete without packing the infamous Little Black Dress.  Here are a couple that I find suitable for various occasions. 

Tie-front dress
Newport News Tie Front Dress $59.99

little black dress-embossed playa dress

Embossed playa dress
$98 $88 – J.Crew

little black dress-little travel dress ltd

Little Travel Dress (LTD)
$79 – Athleta

Well that is it for tonight folks, Catch ya'll tomorrow


travel accessories said...

Thanks for the tips that were really informative and I think you have posted these travel tips at right time as many people must thinking to go for holidays as vacation of kids have started.

kimberly said...

Thanks for the tips, and I agree, that's a lot to be packing. BTW I have a leatherman on my key chain so no need to pack one of those!
I'm pretty sure we won't need water purifying tablets, or any skiing equip!

Jen said...

That is one long a** list! OMG! I still need to find some wedges to go with my maxi dresses. LOL


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