As 2017 comes to an end I am running around getting ready for my first trip of 2018. On January 2nd I leave for two weeks in Cambodia! I have never been to Asia before and I’m really excited but also anxious.
It’s a long flight and a long trip so I have been trying to get everything together the past two days. I love traveling but sometimes I get really stressed out right before a trip. So here is a check list of things I always go through when preparing to travel!
-I have my passport and have left a copy of my passport with my parents.
-I have all necessary travel visas
-Spoke with my doctor and have gotten all necessary shots and medicines
-I have all the hotel information
-I know ahead of time how I am getting from the airport to the hotel and back
-I always make a day to day itinerary so I can plan outfits
-I check the weather so I can be prepared for rain/snow/humidity etc.
-I have done my research about the place I am traveling
This may be a pretty boring list of things to do but they are important. I always write down everything I need to do before I leave and one by one check everything off my list. If you’re not a ‘list maker’ it is still a good tool for traveling. I am a major planner/list maker. I love to be organized but at the end of the day no matter how organized you are, not matter how well you have planned, sometimes things go wrong. A certain amount of flexibility is required when traveling.
Over the years I have had the opportunity to travel to a lot of different places. I have had some crazy things go awry. But I’ve always return in one pieces. Plan, don’t plan, make super organized lists, don’t write anything down, however you choose to travel (though I highly recommend the former) just enjoy it! Traveling is an amazing opportunity that not everyone gets all the time!