It’s always wise to have a traveling checklist. What to pack, how to pack, what to bring, and what not to bring. It’s really important when you plan to travel. Take a look at VIP’s Ultimate Travel Checklist:

1. Pack smartly

Your luggage when you plan on travelling needs to be packed with thought. There’s no need to carry unnecessary clothes and items when you plan on travelling to certain places. Travel light, travel smart.

2. Email yourself

Send an email to yourself with all your details in it, like passport, flight, phone numbers and so on. If your wallet and phone go missing, you have your email as backup.

3. Book ahead of time

Don’t book your hotel room at the last minute. You won’t be saving money with last minute bookings and by the time you arrive at your travel location, you don’t want to look for a good hotel. It’s best to book in advance for rooms and flights.

4. Carry multiple copies of your documents

Make multiples of your documents and carry them with you if things go wrong. They’ll be useful in case you lose your luggage or backpack.

5. Keep your cash divided

If you’re traveling with cash, don’t keep it all in the same bag. Spread it out so that if you lose one bag, you’ve always got the other.

6. Don’t forget the basicstravel bag

  1. Shirts
  2. Pants and/or shorts
  3. Socks
  4. Sweaters
  5. Jacket
  6. T-shirts
  7. Belt
  8. Pajamas/sleepwear
  9. Underwear
  10. Sunglasses
  11. Comfortable walking shoes
  12. A swimsuit or swim trunks

7. Do your research

Don’t miss out on something interesting because you haven’t researched enough. It’s always

good to know the main attractions and interesting sights of a place you plan on visiting.

8. Check your passport

Make sure your passport is valid for more than your whole trip as some countries won’t let you in if it’s not. Remember to check the passport rules for the specific country you’re traveling to before you go. Many countries require a passport to be valid for a certain number of months from the date of entry, or a certain number of months after you leave the country.

9. Emergency numbers

Keep a note of all the emergency numbers of the location you’re travelling to. It’s good to have the local numbers saved and keep them handy if something were to happen.

10. Inform your bank

It’s important for you to call your bank and inform them that you’re travelling abroad so that they don’t block your card for suspicious activity after you use it abroad.

11. Stay up to date about the country before you visit

Don’t visit a country during a major festival, because the accommodations and flights might be fully booked. Plus, it can also be expensive to go during a busy time of the year.

12. Know a little of the local language

While English will cover you in most places, make it an effort to learn a few phrases of the local language, you’ll have a much nicer experience when you travel there.

We hope our checklist makes your travel a lot easier and less stressful when you plan your next journey. If you’d like to be travel with luggage that comes equipped with features made to make your journey easier, explore our range of travel backpacks online