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'she'll be right' trip planning list

by Sonia Milosevic 16, April, 2017

'she'll be right' trip planning list

Some like to plan, others prefer to shove a few essentials in their bag…with a casual ‘she’ll be right mate’.

There are, however, a few key items everyone needs to have considered before they leave for an overseas holiday. So, to help you out we’ve created two lists, a:

  1. super short 8-point trip planning list for the ‘she’ll be right’ brigade, as well as a
  2. more comprehensive list for the planners among us… 😉

This week we’re running through the 8-point ‘she’ll be right’ list!! 

Click here to download the 8-point Trip planning list.

8-point ‘she’ll be right’ trip planning list

Think of this super short list like the check you do when you leave the house…keys, wallet, phone, sunnies. It covers the bare essentials in trip planning to get you on the plane and away:

  1. How long is your trip?
    • Where are you going? You’ll need this info when booking airfares, tours and for any potential Visa application(s).
  2. Passport – is it valid?
    • You’ll need valid passport details to enter into the airline booking system or provide to the tour operator. Does your passport have more than 6mths validity left on it (6mths starts from the date you return home)? This question’s important because airlines check this at check-in and will turn you away at the airport.
  3. Airfares – ticket(s) booked?
    • Do you have an e-Ticket, or is the ticket an old-style paper booklet? Do your airline ticket dates align to the dates of any tours you’ve also booked? Can you check-in online before the flight? Will you need access to the internet and a printer while away for your return flight check-in? What ticket paperwork do you need to bring with you to the airport?
  4. Visas – do you need Visas for the countries you’re visiting?
    • How long does it take for a Visa application to be processed? Do you need to have a Visa in your Passport before you leave home, or can you get one on arrival in your destination country?
  5. Vaccinations and Medications – do you need specific vaccinations for the countries you're visiting?
    • How far in advance do you need to get the vaccinations? Do you have enough of your regular medication and any letters from doctors ready to take with you?
  6. Travel insurance – Can you afford to pay for unexpected items or hospital stays if something goes wrong while away?
  7. Spending money - How do you plan to pay for things while away?
    • Cash, Travel Money Card, Credit Cards? If using a credit card don't forget to ring the bank to let them know you're going away, so you don't find yourself with a useless card overseas because your bank's blocked it because of 'suspect' overseas transactions. 
  8. Important stuff – have you made copies of your important documents, cards etc and left them at home with someone, or stored them online so you can get to them easily if they’re lost?

And that’s it!

Apart from packing your suitcase & making sure you’ve got some 65fifty5 travel undies so that you never lose your important documents, cash or cards while away the ‘she’ll be right’ list will get you out of the country in a flash. Enjoy!

 

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