MAVERICK WORLD TRAVEL

What to take with you?

Essentials

  • Address list and list of important contacts or numbers
  • Backpack, suitcase, sports bag (something to pack everything in)
  • Paper or Notebook
  • Passport (check validity!)
  • Pencils, Pens
  • Tickets and itinerary (airline, train, bus, accommodation bookings etc.)
  • Visa
  • Travel Insurance from the day you depart home to the day you and your belongings make it back  (and why you need it!)

Finances

  • ATM card (Maestro or Cirrus logos on the back are most widely accepted)
  • Calculator or currency converter
  • Cash in the local currency of your arrival destination
  • Credit cards which have no foreign transaction fees (Visa or MasterCard are most widely accepted outside the USA)
  • Money belt (You can't be too safe in some places)
  • Sufficient Traveler's checks and receipts for Traveler's checks in a separate area in your luggage)
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Clothes

  • Boots
  • Bra (sports and regular)
  • Dress shirts
  • Dresses
  • Jacket
  • Jeans
  • Jumper, sweater or fleece
  • Light jacket
  • Long or thermal underwear
  • Long sleeve shirts
  • Pants or trousers
  • Pajamas/Sleepwear (Member's tip)
  • Sandals, shower shoes, thongs or jandals
  • Sarong or Lava lava
  • Shoes
  • Shorts
  • Ski clothes
  • Skirts
  • Sneakers
  • Socks
  • Suits
  • Swimming gear
  • T-shirts, singlets
  • Underwear

Clothes Accessories

  • A good hat
  • Bandana
  • Belt
  • Cotton handkerchief or tissues
  • Eye-mask
  • Gloves or mittens
  • Jewelry
  • Knitted (woollen) hat
  • Raincoat or poncho
  • Safety pins
  • Scarf
  • Sewing kit
  • Ski glasses
  • Suit bag
  • Sunglasses
  • Ties

Toiletries

  • Anti-bacterial cream
  • Comb or brush
  • Condoms and/or contraceptive pills
  • Contact lens equipment or glasses
  • Copy of your glasses prescription (Member's tip)
  • Cotton buds
  • Q-tips
  • Dental floss (also great for fixing things!)
  • Deodorant
  • Earplugs
  • Fingernail clippers
  • Hair products (gel, spray etc.)
  • Lip balm
  • Make-up
  • Mirror
  • Moisturizer (face and body)
  • Nail file
  • Razors
  • Shampoo and conditioner
  • Shaving cream
  • Sleeping pills
  • Soap
  • Sunscreen and after sun cream
  • Talcum/baby powder - Useful against prickly heat, in shoes, on sticky zippers and more (Member's tip)
  • Tampons and pads
  • Toothbrush, toothpaste

First Aid Kit

  • Band aids
  • Blister packs
  • Compression bandages
  • Diarrhoea tablets
  • Gazes
  • Insect and/or mosquito repellent
  • Iodine/hydrogen peroxide
  • Medicines/prescription Drugs (Member's tip)
  • Motion sickness tablets
  • Paracetemol, Tylenol etc.
  • Replacement/rehydration salts sachets
  • Small scissors
  • Tweezers
  • Vitamin pills
  • Water purifying tablets
  • Yellow Fever certificate or International Certificate of Vaccination (Member's tip)

Other Items

  • Backpack rain cover
  • Batteries
  • Binoculars (Member's tip)
  • Books/Ebooks with a reader
  • Bottled water
  • Camera, film and batteries - Spare flash cards or memory for digital
  • Carbohydrate snacks
  • Chewing gum or mints - Especially if you are flying chewing something will help your ears
  • Combo or key locks
  • Compass
  • Cup
  • Diary or organiser
  • Duct tape - Fixes everything! (Member's tip)
  • Eating utensils
  • Electrical adapter and plug converter
  • Fishing line - Can be used as clothesline, etc. Strongest string in the world! (Member's tip)
  • Flashlight or torch - Don't forget the batteries
  • Frisbee, hackey sack, ball, pack of cards or other recreational items
  • Gifts are always appreciated while traveling (Member's tip)
  • Guidebooks, or print outs from travel articles
  • GPS (Member's tip)
  • Inflatable travel pillow
  • International driving license - If driving overseas, have your driving license translated
  • International Student Identification Card - For discounts worldwide
  • iPod, MP3 player, Discman etc. - Including music and batteries
  • Laptop - Especially for the business travellers
  • Laundry detergent
  • Maps (incl. small map of the world to show where you are from) (Member's tip)
  • Mini camera tripod - Big is better if you have the space!
  • Mobile phone or Sim Card
  • Mosquito net
  • Passport photos
  • Phone Card - Both for local and international calls
  • Photocopies of important documents in case they are stolen (Member's tip)
  • Phrase books or dictionaries
  • Pillow or pillowcase to stuff with clothes
  • Plastic bags
  • Power cords and chargers for all your electrical items - Save some money on batteries
  • Resume and work references - Don't forget these if you are planning to work while travelling
  • Skis, ski shoes, ski poles or a snowboard - If you are planning a winter holiday, you want to remember these!
  • Sleep sheet
  • Sleeping bag
  • Sleeping mat
  • Speakers for iPod etc.
  • Swiss Army knife or Leatherman tool - Don't keep in your carry on as it will be removed
  • Toilet paper (Member's tip)
  • Towels, beach and otherwise - the quick drying versions are very handy!
  • Travel alarm clock
  • Universal sink plug - Squash ball can double as one (Member's tip)
  • Umbrella (Member's tip)
  • Watch
  • Wet wipes/Baby wipes - Handy for cleaning hands or washing yourself in absense of a shower (Member's tip)
  • Ziplock bags - The freezer ones are usually the best
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