Save with a Travel List & More

Make a list of all the things you may need to take with you – don’t spare any item – you can always scratch it off or add on – depending on mode of travel (air-car-bus, etc.) Start a week or so ahead of your planned date of departure and print out a copy. You’ll find it easier if you categorize items. For instance … “Batch together” and list all toiletries; list all clothing; list all prescriptions, list camera, camcorder, cell phone, and like electronic items together.

Don’t forget to include items like the E-Z pass, change for tolls, credit cards; and, of course, those special items for each traveler be it child or senior citizen. About a week or so before the date of departure, print out a copy and as you begin to assemble items on the list, check them off. You’ll find you will think of something else to include, so add it on. This will help eliminate finding out, after you’re on the road five hours later that you thought of something and wondered if you packed it – and more than likely, forgot it.

Having saved the “Traveling List” on your computer … it will be there for you to print out again, with additions and/or corrections, if necessary – a most helpful Cowzy Cue!


___ Toothbrushes/cleaners ___ Kerchief(s)

___ Toothpaste ___ Underwear

___ Denture Cup/Tablets ___ Pajamas

___ Scope ___ Night Shirt

___ Deodorant ___ Robe/Housecoat

___ Q-Tips ___ Socks

___ After Shave Cologne ___ Stockings/Knee Highs

___ Shampoo ___ Short Sets

___ Conditioner ___ Sweat Suit

___ Hair Clips/Barettes ___ Bathing Suit

___ Hair Comb/Brushes ___ Skirt

___ Hair Bands ___ Jacket

___ Hair Dryer ___ Raincoat

___ Hair Spray ___ Shoes/Sandals

___ Cologne/Perfume ___ Slippers

___ Shower Cap ___ Slacks

___ Soap ___ Shirts/Blouses

___ Razors ___ Coat

___ 2nd Pair (Sun) Glasses


___ Prescriptions ___ Candies/Gum

___ Vitamins ___ Camera/Camcorder

___ Personal Creams ___ Extra Film/Tapes

___ Specific items for each individual ___ Thermos

___ Vitamins ___ Water Bottle

___ Children’s specific items ___ Cooler/Freezer Packs


___ Credit Cards/Cash ___ Towel/Wet Washcloth

___ License ___ Sandwiches

___ Registration/Ins. IDs ___ Wipes

___ Cell Phone + Charger ___ Snacks

Additional Suggestions:

Some time before the trip, share the Traveling List with other members who will travel with you, especially children, adding to the List any item such individual will want or need to make his or her trip more pleasant and comfortable in turn, making it so for everyone else.

Along with the useful Traveling List … a day or two ahead of the trip, lay out the clothing and/or items to be worn or used for each individual. This will eliminate the last minute rush of “what to wear” and “what to take.” This way too, an item can be added to the List and won’t be forgotten.

For long trips and overnight stays, be sure to take along items of interest to each individual for use at night at motels and/or hotels. For example, new DVDs or VCRs, coloring books, crossword puzzle books, knitting and/or crocheting supplies, if desired.

You might call ahead and ask of motel and/or hotel if DVD and/or VCR players are available. Also inquire if pets are allowed if traveling with you.

Some time before the trip, print out a set of address labels. These will be most useful and readily available for mailing of letters, postcards, pictures and/or souvenirs along the trip. A good supply of stamps will help also.

Take the time to “map out” your route, using an up-to-date Atlas. Also, ahead of the trip, make note of special features along the route worthy of sightseeing and/or a specific stop. Work any detours for such special places into the trip. (Most “items of interest” are usually at least a half hour off the main road).

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The Essential Travel List

Planning for any trip requires excessive preparation. You have many things to prepare before you travel, this includes the necessary things you should bring, important documents you need especially if you would go to foreign countries, and other things for your documentaries and entertainment.

It is much better to have a travel list as part of your planning process. Make a list of things that you need to bring. Prioritize this list of things according to the extent of their uses. Make sure to bring essential things only, which you will needing in order to live comfortably in the place you would want to go.

In this article, an essential traveling list is presented for you to have a guide on the most important things you should bring in your trip.

1. Essential Clothes

Clothing is a need, but this does not mean that you will bring all your best clothes. Bring only those important garments that you will need, depending on the kind of place you would want to go. Make a research first on the current weather of the place to have a basis on what clothes should be wore.

2. Medicine Kit

This is an important thing that you should not forget, most especially if you are traveling in your own. Remember, that you are the one who can best help yourself in any circumstances.

3. Zip-lock Bags

Bring a bag that has locks for security purposes. You will place all your necessary things in your bag, so ensure the safety of your luggage.

4. Documents

These documents include your travel passes, passports, identification cards, and other legal documents that can serve as proof that you are legally allowed to travel in such particular place.

5. Map

A map is a very necessary thing, especially if you are new to the place.

6. Personal Phone

To have an easy access in contacting other people, have your own cell phone with full charge batteries. This is also part of your emergency gadgets to call easily for emergent help.

7. Money

Have your money enclosed in a secured pocket or wallet.

8. Camera

This is for your documentary purposes. It is great to have your own camera, so that you can freely capture those memorable places and events you will be having in your trip.

9. Eyewear

Protect your eyes in the best possible manner. Your eyes are very sensitive, so protect them against foreign substances, such as dust, pollens, and direct contact from sun rays, with the use of eyewear.

10. Laptop

This is not very necessary to bring, but this can be an access in using the internet for research. You can also use this device for entertainment purposes.

These are just some of the essential things you will need in your trip in general aspect. Still, the important things you should bring always depend on your perspective and on what kind of place you would go.

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