Please do your own research and read the fine print before buying any item or travel insurance policy listed on this page.
Travel Insurance It is easy to get caught up in the excitement of traveling to a far land and forget the importance of getting a good travel insurance policy. When you travel you are more likely to get sick or accidentally break a bone, specially if you are an adventure traveler.
I have used World Nomads in the past and will continue buying their policy in the future. They cover all sorts of adventure sports that many travel insurance providers don’t because of the higher risk for injury. The web site is easy to navigate and laid out simply.
It is easy to get caught up in the excitement of traveling to a far land and forget the importance of getting a good travel insurance policy. When you travel you are more likely to get sick or accidentally break a bone, specially if you are an adventure traveler.
Watch out for pickpockets! Keep your belongings hidden and close to you.
Consider RFID blockers to keep your passports and credit cards safe, and to prevent the thieves from reading your cards through your wallet, purse or pocket.
Here are a few choices for your next trip from Amazon:
Secret Pockets with Zipper, Money Belt, Undercover Bra Stash, Leg Wallet, RFID Blocker Hidden Pocket, Travel RFID Belt Wallet, Travel Wallet Waist Pouch With RFID Blocking
If you are traveling to hot climates or going to the beach you will need protection from the sun and bugs.
Make your life easier! Travel as light as possible, and use versatile luggage with spinner wheels.
You can easily travel with a hardside spinner 24" or a 26" main luggage and a 20" carry-on for a month. I use eBags for all my luggage needs. The company has been great to work with, has always sent the luggage and accessaries promptly and provides reward points for future purchases. You can also order 3-piece luggage sets, packing cubes for organizing your cloths and other items, electronic tags and pretty much any other travel item.
Take only what you need. If the hotel's laundry service is too expensive bring extra t-shirts and underwear. If you are traveling to Southeast Asia, laundry service is reasonable.
Please note that the following is a general partial list of items to take with you on your trips.
You may need additional items based on your personal needs.
Passport /visa(s). Check expiration dates
Your home country ID / Student ID
Frequent flyer card(s)
Cash and credit card(s)
Health insurance cards/document(s) and vaccination records
Travel insurance documents
Reservations/tickets and itineraries including hotel, airline and tour info and contact numbers
Emergency contacts and addresses including
Credit card numbers and the customer service phone numbers kept separately for reporting lost cards or using their concierge services.
Mobile device, charger and extra cable
Camera and/or a video camera (if not using your phone for pictures and recording)
Electrical converters and adapters. Converters provided by the hotels usually are better choices.
Travel pillow, eye mask, and ear plugs
Books and magazines
travel guides, maps, language guides
Prescriptions in original packaging
Glasses and case
Motion sickness pills or bands
Toiletry: Liquids, gels, aerosols, creams, and pastes must be 3.4 ounces (100ml) or less per container and they must be in a 1 quart-sized, clear, plastic, zip-top bag
Lightweight clothing that can be layered
Pants and/or shorts
UV hat (Foldable)
Comfortable walking shoes
Dress or Dress Shirt / Pants / Shoes
Toothbrush, toothpaste, floss, mouthwash
Shampoo and conditioner (Most hotels provide these) and other hair products
Face wash and/or makeup remover wipes Moisturizer
Personal hygiene items
Feminine hygiene products
Extra contacts, solution, and case
Shaving kit and extra razors
Sewing kit/clothing care kit
Scissors, nail clippers, and tweezers, Zip-lock bags
Organic Bed bug Spray: It may sound gross. But you will find a use for them even in 5-star hotels.
Pain and fever relief meds
Diarrhea / laxative medicine