Make Successful Traveling Plans-Getting Ready to Go


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1 Pack appropriate clothing for your destination and trip. Check the weather at your destination 2-3 days before you depart. This will let you know what type of clothes you need to bring. In addition, consider the nature of your trip. Will you be expected to wear a suit for a conference.


  • The duration of your trip will also influence how much you pack. You likely won’t need 12 pairs of underwear for a weekend getaway.
  • Try  to pack light , sheddable layers such as shirts, light sweaters or cardigans, jackets, etc. This way, you can add on or remove a piece to suit the weather without having to pack entirely different outfits for different temperatures.

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2 Check to ensure you’ve packed your essentials. No matter where you’re going, there are some things that are essential to pack. Check the night before you depart to make sure you have your essentials ready to go in your travel bag. Some easy-to-forget essential items include:


  • Mobile phone charges
  • Socks
  • Underwear
  • Toothbrush and toothpaste
  • Deodorant or antiperspirant
  • Sunscreen
  • Sunglasses
  • An umbrella

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3 Make sure your electronics are compatible for international trips. If you’re going abroad, make sure you bring electronic items that are compatible with your destination’s power sources. You can use an adapter or converter for dual-voltage items, but you need to make sure the items are compatible with your destination’s voltage.


  • For example, in the US, appliances are 110 volts. In the EU, they’re 220 volts. If your electronic has a plug or printing somewhere on it that says “110-220,” this means the item is safe to use for both voltages.
  • If you use an electronic item with incompatible voltage, it could short circuit your item and permanently damage or destroy it. It is also a fire hazard.
  • Even if your item is safe for both voltages, it probably doesn’t have a plug for both. You need an adapter or converter to plug into the wall outlets at your destination. Different countries have different outlets, so check online and buy your adapter before you depart.

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4 See your doctor for health concerns and prescription refills. If you’re going on a long or international trip, it’s a good idea to schedule a visit with your doctor before you go. Ask them to get a refill for any prescriptions you need to take with you. Give yourself enough time to get the prescription filled before you leave for your trip.


  • Ask them about any vaccinations they may advise for your destination, and talk to them about any preventative medications you may need to take while traveling. If, for example, you’re going to a place where malaria is common, you may be given a preventative pill.

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5 Make an emergency kit. Hopefully, you won’t need your emergency kit when traveling, but it’s always a good precaution. Leave your kit in a separate place from items like your passport. That way, if your passport gets stolen, you still have the copies in your kit. Your emergency kit should include:


  • 2-3 color copies of your government-issued ID or the information page of your passport
  • A copy of your visa, if applicable
  • Copies of your transportation and accommodations bookings
  • A list of numbers for anyone important back home
  • Enough cash to get you to your local embassy or emergency services (enough for a taxi ride from one end of your destination city to the other should be enough)
  • An extra dose of any regular medication you take, as well as a few over-the-counter medications like pain relievers, antacids, and antihistamines.

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