Packing isn’t tough when you know what you need to take. These TravelingMom lists can help.
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Make a copy of passports, driver’s license, credit cards, tickets, all confirmations, medical and vaccination records, membership and frequent flyer cards and insurance information. Scan and email all the documents to your Web-based email account so you can access it from your smartphone or nearest Wi-Fi access point. Then tuck the paper copies into your suitcase as an additional back-up.
General Packing List
If you are going on a cruise or planning fancy dinners, you need the dressy clothes; if you are going on a casual vacation, you can save space and not bring them.
Phone and charger
Laptop and charger
Still camera and charger
Video camera and charger
Extra memory card or film
iPod or MP3 player and charger
DVD player and charger
Ear buds [note: even if you don’t have an iPod, bringing ear buds or headphones can save you money on flights that don’t offer free headphones]
International power adapter
Driver’s license or other identification
Hotel, rental car, other confirmations
Travel alarm clock
Refillable water bottle
Small backpack or tote bag for day trips; can double as a beach bag
Except for medications, keep extras of these packed in a travel bag so you are always ready to go
Toothbrush, floss and toothpaste
Small sewing kit, extra buttons
Cotton balls and/or swabs
Nail polish and polish remover pads
Tissues (extra in case you encounter toilets w/o paper)
Liquids that must be in 3 oz. containers or smaller for carry-on:
Body lotion, conditioner, shampoo, shaving cream, mouthwash, contact lens solution, hair product, suntan lotion, moisturizer
Hair brush and comb