As much as we hate checklists, having one when you’re getting ready for a trip can be extremely helpful. When we start planning a trip, we’re pretty good at making sure we have our ducks in a row. But, when it comes to packing, we like to procrastinate. And, when we wait until the last minute, that’s when we forget items. A checklist can also make sure that you don’t leave home without that one item you’re going to need. Now, you may say, “Not a problem, we’ll just pick it up when we get there”. Well that works well for domestic destinations, but not so much when you’re in a remote foreign country or on an island somewhere.
We wanted to share with you two checklists that we’ve put together that help us a lot. One is a pre-trip checklist, that we use whenever we start planning a trip and keep up-to-date until we leave. It’s very basic, but it will help you make sure that you don’t hit any roadbumps once your on your journey. The other is a packing checklist. There’s nothing more frustrating than coming back from the beach with sunburn, then realizing you left the aloe vera at home.
Each is in PDF format and we’ve left extra space so you can add your own special things to the checklist as well. We’ll update these from time to time as we discover things that we’ve missed. We hope you find them useful!
Download the Pre Trip Checklist
Download the Packing Checklist
Last modified: December 30, 2013