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Travel List - What to Pack for a Stress Free Vacation

  
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TRAVEL LIST
What to Pack When Going on a Trip

Traveling with a disability is easier with proper planning.  Shelley Peterman Schwarz, a seasoned traveler who just happens to use a wheelchair, shares the travel list she uses to assure stress free travel.

small meeting lifes challenges logo PRIOR TO DEPARTURE

  • Update your vaccinations and inoculations
  • Take medical insurance policy information
  • Purchase trip cancellation insurance
  • Create an emergency contact Information list – a list for you and one for a friend or neighbor
  • Obtain your passport, visa, and or photo ID and make copies to leave at home
  • Print tickets, itinerary, and hotel info
  • Have flights credited to Frequent Flyer account
  • Get Travelers checks, cash, & foreign currency
  • Credit Cards & ATM Cards
    • Inform the credit card company of your travel plans so your card is not blocked when trying to use the card at your destination.
    • Take credit card company telephone numbers to be used to cancel the card if it’s stolen.
    • Verify that expiration dates are current.
  • Telephone calling card
  • Contact your cell phone company about use of your cell phone outside of the country

small meeting lifes challenges logo HOME CHECKLIST

  • Stop newspapers & deliveries
  • Hold mail at the post office
  • Arrange for the care of lawn, plants & pets
  • Set up a timed lighting system
  • Adjust thermostat & water heater
  • Leave trip itinerary & copy of your passport and credit card information with a trusted friend or neighbor
  • Lock all windows & doors
  • Reconfirm schedule with airlines

small meeting lifes challenges logo ITEMS TO TAKE ALONG

  • Sewing kit & eyeglass repair kit
  • Travel iron or steamer
  • Sink stopper
  • Detergent for hand washing clothing
  • Clothesline & clothespins
  • Spot or stain remover
  • Laundry bag

small meeting lifes challenges logo PERSONAL ITEMS & TOILETRIES

  • Eyeglasses / contacts & eye drops
  • Razor & shaving supplies or electric shaver
  • Hair brush / comb & styling products
  • Toothbrush & toothpaste
  • Dental floss / Waterpik
  • Deodorant & mouthwash
  • Soap & shampoo, etc
  • Skin care lotion & creams
  • Cosmetics & make-up remover
  • Travel mirror & manicure kit
  • Hair dryer & styling aids
  • Curling iron & curling iron cover
  • Microfiber body & hair towels
  • Travel bottles & containers
  • Facial tissues & bath tissues
  • Small mesh bags / zip lock bags

small meeting lifes challenges logo MEDICATION

  • Aspirin / pain reliever & antacids
  • Personal prescriptions with labels
  • Insect repellent & malaria pills
  • Motion sickness pills / sea bands
  • Contact lens organizer
  • Sunscreen & lip balm
  • Diarrhea / laxative medicine
  • Water purifier / tablets
  • Cups – folding / collapsible
  • A bendable drinking straw
  • Antibacterial wipes or lotion
  • Band-aids & moleskin
  • Antibiotic cream / ointment
  • Air purifier
  • No jet-lag pills
  • Pill case & first aid kit

small meeting lifes challenges logo TRAVEL ACCESSORIES

  • Maps & guidebooks
  • Map case & magnifier
  • Document holder
  • Photo ID & holder for travel
  • Luggage & daypack
  • Phrase books / translators
  • Travel pillow
  • Travel seat cushion
  • Sleep mask (room darkening)
  • Digital or film camera & film
  • Batteries, shield bags & tripod
  • Travel alarm clock
  • Expandable shopping bag(s)
  • Notebook / travel journal
  • Audio recording device (audio journal)
  • Pens & address book
  • Water bottle & carrier
  • In-flight compression/support socks
  • Noise canceling headphones
  • Ear plugs for air pressure
  • Travel exercise bands & mat
  • PDA, laptop & accessories
  • Cell phone & charger
  • Extra batteries for all electronics
  • Adapters & converters
  • Travel radio / mp3 player
  • Compass, GPS & pedometer
  • Binoculars & altimeter
  • Mini fan – battery operated
  • Reading material & book light
  • Snacks for the airplane
  • Herbal teas & instant coffee
  • Travel games & playing cards
  • Garment bag & replacement hangers
  • Cosmetic & toiletry bag
  • Travel sheet sack & pillowcase
  • Lightweight travel blanket or shawl
  • Snorkel, face mask & fins
  • Folding cane / walking stick

small meeting lifes challenges logo SAFETY AND SECURITY

  • Travel locks – TSA approved
  • Cable locks for backpacks, etc
  • Security belts / wallets
  • Photo ID & holder for travel
  • Waist/Fanny pack
  • Luggage straps – colorful
  • Luggage tags – colorful
  • Flashlight & whistle
  • Jewelry bags
  • Portable door lock
  • Night light & smoke alarm

small meeting lifes challenges logo CLOTHING for MEN and WOMEN

  • Packing cubes & folders
  • Shirts or blouses
  • Pants or slacks
  • Skirts & casual dresses
  • Shorts & t-shirts
  • Jacket & windbreaker
  • Sweater, vest & sweatshirt
  • Evening gown / tuxedo
  • Dress / sport coat, tie & slacks
  • Dress shoes
  • Walking shoes & sandals
  • Shoe carrier & shoe bags
  • Travel slippers
  • Travel socks
  • Swim suit
  • Gloves & belts
  • Accessories (jewelry, watches, scarves, purses, etc.)
  • Insect repellent clothing
  • Sun hat / sun visor / sunglasses
  • Scarf & bandanna
  • Underwear & hosiery
  • Nightwear & robe
  • Rain hat & umbrella
  • Raincoat & rain drizzle boots

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