Before You Travel Organize your trip, holiday or turn the world can be very stressful! Forget a formality before leaving can turn your trip into a nightmare! We propose you a travel checklist of things to do before you go on vacation, to be sure you do not forget anything!
1. TRAVEL VACCINES
Some countries require that you visit a vaccination. Please do not forget to do them.
Many countries still require a visa to enter the territory. Some countries like Russia even require a certificate from the hotel where you stay, or from the person with whom you will be accommodated.
3. CREDIT CARDS
Have a backup credit card can help you avoid big galleys (true story). Read my article on how to avoid bank charges when traveling.
4. PHOTOCOPY HIS IDENTITY PAPERS AND SEND THEM BY MAIL
Photocopy all documents (passport, credit card, airline tickets, driver’s license, medical prescriptions, vaccination, medical certificate, etc.)
Also have digital copies online. Let a family member or friend a copy of all the papers.
5. EMERGENCY NUMBERS
Prepare a list of all emergency telephone numbers: (consulate, credit card opposition and bank cards, travelers checks, insurance, airline.)
6. ONLINE STORAGE
For storing your photos or line data, I recommend Dropbox.
7. BUYING A PLANE TICKET
Try to book at the earliest possible flight to ensure you have the best rates.
8. TRAVEL INSURANCE
Having travel insurance is very important. On my first trip, which lasted four months, I had not planned to stay so long on the road and so I left without insurance. Well in Thailand I had to pay hospital charges for a scooter accident, 250 euros! Read my article on tips and comparison to choose the best travel insurance.
9. CHOOSE A BACKPACK
Finding a good backpack that fits snugly. Avoid bags of more than 50 liters.
Set up an account Skype to keep in touch with friends and family at home.
11. CHECKLIST BACKPACK
Check that there was no difference between your route and what you carry. Travel light with nothing but the basics! I suggest you read the article ” how his backpack for a trip or a trek “
Make sure of the validity of your passport. In some countries, like Thailand, will require that your passport be valid for 6 months after the return date.
14. NOTIFY A FRIEND OR RELATIVE OF YOUR TRIP
I also loved the movie Into The Wild,but avoid complications. Notify a family member or relative of your itinerary. Let why not a trace on Facebook.
15. SPEAKING THE LANGUAGE
It is always useful to know a few words of the language of the country you visit, whether to negotiate a price or to laugh, it always has a positive effect! Many mobile applications are also available for free and you will learn some simple sentences. I recommend reading the article by Fabien, who teaches foreign language while traveling around the world! He is in his 5th language!
16. TEST YOUR MATERIAL
Test your travel equipment before leaving. This will allow you to check that nothing is broken, become familiar with your business and thus save time during your travels.
17. LIST YOUR EQUIPMENT
Make a list of all your assets (Camera, laptop, charger etc ..) for your insurance.
Make sure you have terminated the contract of your mobile phone and all your invoices to avoid paying into the void when you leave.
Have someone pick up your mail for you!
If you are an entrepreneur or professional, do not hesitate to make use of virtual office services.
Organize your first nights abroad.
And for you, what are the things needed to do before a trip? Feel free to review, and I will complete this list!