Thursday, 27 August 2009

Travelling "to do" list!

So after reading all the travel books in the world, I thought I would write down all the things they tell me I need to do or buy and tick them off in an effort to be organised.......It turned out to be a very long list! Some editing required methinks!....

  • Confirm Dates.
  • Confirm flights.
  • Photocopy ticket.
  • Get new passport.
  • Get new pictures and extras for visas.
  • Photocopy passport.
  • Memorizing passport number.
  • Get working Visa for Oz
  • Check whether you need visas for different African countries.
  • Get visa for Vietnam
  • Arrange standing order to pay off minimum amount on credit card.
  • Arrange for mum to have access to bank account (signatory).
  • Check card expiry dates.
  • Get STA card.
  • Get American express credit card/US dollars
  • Sign up for a credit card projection plan (make sure it covers aboard)
  • Get contact number in case card is lost.
  • Ask about opening oz bank account.
  • Get money in small notes/travellers checks.
  • Cancel unnecessary bills/cancel phone on the before the 26/09/09 need pay as you go travel Sim Card/New phone.
  • Put family on the insurance.
  • Check tax is in date/ Get mot/Get international driving licence
  • Get mum to pay for the finance agreement.
  • Check existing medical conditions covered.
  • Get jabs.
  • Get vaccination certificates/Yellow Fever Certificate.
  • Have insurance contact number.
  • Doctors letter x 2 plus prescription.
  • Medication.
  • Blood group.
  • Medical Kit (see page 56 of career break book)
  • Doctors letter as to contents of medical kit.
  • Visit the dentist.
  • Register in oz
  • Get a job with an agency
  • Get references.
  • Update and take CV.
  • Backpack.
  • Daypack.
  • Pad locks.
  • Net for backpack.
  • Mosquito Net and Spray.
  • First aid kit.
  • Toilet paper
  • Inflatable pillow
  • Water purification tablets.
  • Fleece top.
  • Waterproof jacket.
  • Towel /Swimwear.
  • 4 t shirts.
  • Poncho
  • Ear Plugs.
  • Sun Hat.
  • Sleeping bag.
  • Shorts.
  • 2 long trousers.
  • 1 pair of hiking pants.
  • Hiking/walking boots.
  • Sandals.
  • Sun Cream.
  • Sun Glasses.
  • Alarm Clock
  • Water bottle.
  • Clothes line.
  • Calculator.
  • Pocket knife.
  • Sewing kit
  • Duch Tape.
  • Safety pins
  • Travel cutlery
  • Torch/Head torch.
  • Money Belt.
  • Underwear and Socks.
  • Toiletries./Hairbrush.
  • Camera/Writing/Reading/Painting Material.
  • Ipod
  • Binoculars.


  1. Don't take this the wrong way but unless you're planning on setting up a town in the wilderness all by yourself you don't need the vast majority of the stuff on your equipment list, and carrying that amount of stuff around will make your life hellish. Having said that - I'd take a (small) bottle of antibacterial hand stuff and some antibacterial wipes.

  2. Don't worry, I plan to edit this list a lot! I just found the books very funny....If it was up to them I would be taking my house too! lol Thanks for the advice though ;-)

  3. Great job you shared a very nice information and edit very good things which are very useful and necessary for tour otherwise enjoyment could be disturbed. so, i like it very much keep it up. thanks for sharing.
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