sksbog wrote: ↑Wed Jan 23, 2019 8:44 pm
Sandtrap wrote: ↑Sun Jan 20, 2019 6:58 pm
sksbog wrote: ↑Sun Jan 20, 2019 4:20 pm
Nit sure if you are just looking for clothing or other travel tips as well. Here are some others I do.
1. Visit nearby Target or AAA store. In the international vsection get these
A. Travel pouch that beyls around your waist, inside ur shirt. Very light weight. To keep passport or cash.
B. Luggage tags.
C. Electrical plug and adapter kit.
2. Digital Copy of your important travel docs , encrypted in a USB stick.
3. Credit card visa or MasterCard , no amex, with no international fee.
4. Debit card with no international/ATM fee.
5. Contact list with important numbers.
6. Check out state department website to the county you are traveling for immunizations .
7. Set up Uber in ur phone if you are going to use it there.
Thanks for the list.
I meant immunization recommendations, according to the region you will be visiting.
I have a slightly different list:
1. AT LEAST Two copies of everything: (1) Debit Card, (2) Credit Card, (3) Passport (yes, I have two passports: one regular, and one card).
Separate the cards and carry in two different places. E.g., one set of documents in your wallet, on you, at all times.
Keep the other set of 'things' in a bag that you always carry with you, e.g., a small back-pack.
When in hotels, lock the one set in the safe. Also, split your cash in two places.
We ensure that the different sets of cards have different banks. E.g., I carry Chase and City. Spouse carries BofA and WellsFargo. We carry cards covering Visa, Master, and Amex from several banks. Just in case.
I also carry my Global Trusted Traveler Card. While neither this card, nor the passport card are valid documents for re-entry to the USA, it would be handy to have those, e.g., if you want to claim an emergency passport at a US Consulate abroad. And I bet you, if you managed to get back to US without a passport, but with one of those in hand, you have a good chance of getting admitted.
2. Medicine kit. A lot of medicines that are available without prescription in the US require prescription abroad. So we have a semi-standard set that we carry with us. Also, general medicine that we need here and there (e.g., congestion, allergies, diarrhea, NSAIDs, cold and flue, and everything else you can think of).
ONE EpiPen (of the two that we have in our home). Make sure it is still not expired.
3. Ensure that you can access your accounts. One key part of accessing accounts is being able to get txt messages for the so-called 2-factor login. The other is Google Authenticator. Some people have mixed feelings about traveling through customs with your primary phone (not erased). If you erase your phone just before going through customs, expecting to re-surrect it from the cloud upon arrival, you need some good paper codes.
4. Make sure don't carry your weapon. In most countries you will be unable to carry your weapon legally.
5. Avoid any itineraries that go through the ACC, GCC, and a number of other countries where minor infractions could result in arrest. This includes being caught with muffins that have poppy seeds on them, among other things, or caught swearing (not at someone, but just in general).
6. Download offline Google maps to your phones.
7. Pack EXTRA TSA-Proof. Be extra diligent about small liquid containers that will slip through the TSA, as well as any other minor gadgets. E.g., when transferring through LHR, you will be asked to go through security again, even though you have been through security. British agents were able to locate two small hand sanitizers that we had in our hand luggage, loose, separate from other under-100-ml liquids. Also, they were very adamant about fitting our liquids in THEIR bags, with a limit of 10. So we scrambled to make sure that our liquids were compliant. And lastly, they found a small set of scissors that slipped through the TSA, and confiscated it. No hard feelings either way.
8. Always board the plane with some liquid with you, such as water. We carry our reusable water bottles, and fill them up. While they serve liquids on the airplane, you never know when they might run out,
9. Have socks, and additional layers in your carry on. If you have an emergency landing in cold, this could be handy,
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