Information Gathering

  • Created list of necessary documents required for travel (e.g. visa)
  • Asked friends who know the destination well
  • Where do you recommend staying & why
  • What are top 3 activities you recommended?
  • Any friends you can introduce me to?
  • Create a group chat
  • Saved friends recommendations to digital map, making it easy to visit those places when nearby
  • Choose some places for first couple meals

After Booking Trip

  • Created calendar events for the flights
  • Flight number, duration, terminal #, ticket IDs
  • Created calendar events for hotel

Before trip

  • Created gift wishlist
  • People, passions/interests
  • Made a list of currency conversions, saved on phone for quick access

Two days before trip

  • Bags are packed (TODO: Link to Travel bag checklist)
  • Avoid: lighters, liquids, drugs, knives
  • Logistics are reviewed and confirmed

Day before Trip

  • Electronics are charged
  • Phone
  • Battery pack
  • Beard trimmer
  • Computer
  • Speaker (optional)
  • Made food for travel
  • sandwiches
  • empty bottle of water for plane
  • Clothes are planned out for travel day, and the following day

Travel logistics are planned and in the calendar

  • Ride to airport

Packing List

Personal hygene kit

  • Toothbrush x 2
  • toothpaste x 2
  • Beard trimmer & charger
  • Lotion
  • Condoms
  • Q-tips
  • Anti-itch Shampoo
  • Liquid soap
  • Floss picks
  • Wet wipes
  • Plastic bags
  • Masks x 2
  • Alcohol gel & wipes
  • lock (for hostels)
  • towel (hostel)

Clothes

Packed clothes which support weather +/- 10 degrees of what is expected

  • underwear (+ 2 days)
  • socks (+2 days)
  • sweatshirt (plane)
  • comfy easy shoes (plane)
  • gym clothes (1-2)
  • sweat pants (pajamas)
  • swim shorts

Footwear

  • sport (gym)
  • casual
  • dressy (nice dinner, dance)
  • nature (hiking)

Cold weather items

  • coat
  • gloves
  • earmuffs
  • scarf
  • sweatshirt

Hot weather items

  • swim shorts x 2 (allow one to try while using the other)
  • beach towel
  • sunscreen x 2
  • sunglasses + case

Outdoors items

  • bug spray
  • boots
  • hiking pants
  • backpack
  • umbrella

Emergency items

  • First-aid kit
  • extra cash ($200+)

Entertainment

  • Speaker + charger (for beach, picnic)
  • Headphones

food

  • sandwiches
  • Granola bar / snacks
  • Water bottle
  • gum

sachel

  • journal case
    • journal
    • 2 pens
    • 2 rulers
    • notecards
  • battery pack
    • usb mini
    • 2 lightning cables (one for on-person battery pack, one for staying at hotel)
  • tool pack
    • leatherman
    • learherman tools
    • zip ties
    • lighter
    • permanent marker
    • super glue
    • cash
    • bandaids
    • velcro strap
    • ziplock bag
    • notecards
    • knife
    • flashlight
    • paracord
  • wallet
    • Cash (origin & destination)
    • ID
    • Credit cards x 2
    • Debit cards x 2
    • Notecards
  • keys

electronics

  • iphone
  • iphone charger
  • mini power strip
  • computer
  • computer charger
  • battery pack + charger + cables

middle of trip

  • buy gifts

end of trip

  • confirm dog logistics
  • plan week

before flight

  • restricted items in checked bag / hidden
  • send flight info to friend & family

after landing

  • send friend/family message home safe