The Ultimate Travel Checklist

So, your big adventure is coming up and you’re starting to freak out thinking you’ve forgotten to organize something. Worry no more – just follow this checklist and you’re golden!

1. Pack smartly

There’s no need to carry that big furry coat if you’re traveling to the beach, right? Or carry those hiking boots if there’s no hiking involved. Please, travel light!

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Chutima Chaochaiya / Shutterstock

2. Multiple copies of your documents

Hopefully you won’t need them, but unfortunately, things go wrong. They’ll be handy in case you get mugged or lose your wallet or daypack.

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Alexandar Iotzov / Shutterstock

3. Emergency numbers

Usually dialing 112 does the trick, but it’s good to have the local numbers saved. It’s better to have it handy if you fall off your scooter, for instance.

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