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Travel Basics

  • Passport (and Visa for those going to India or Russia)
    Make a copy of the photo page of your passport and your visa (if applicable).
    Leave it in a different place than where you keep your actual passport.
  • Paper ticket or E-ticket
  • Phone numbers, addresses, email addresses of family and friends
  • Adapter/converter (not needed in Honduras or Guatemala-same voltage and outlet plugs as USA)
  • Currency converter cheat sheet (www.oanda.com)

Clothing

  • Khakis, jeans, capris, scrubs, long skirts, t-shirts, sweatshirts, etc. Bring different layers.
    (No Shorts or Tank-Tops)
  • Items that can be worn a long time and won't show dirt; easy care, clothes that don't need ironing are best
  • Sometimes you may need: light jacket, raincoat, or umbrella
  • Sturdy, comfortable, waterproof walking shoes
  • Take along 1-2 nice outfits and shoes for special occasions and church
  • Leave nice jewelry at home
  • Pack at least one change of clothing in carry-on luggage
  • Wear comfortable, lightweight clothes for travel days

Personal

  • Bible, journal, and pen
  • Prescription medications for entire length of trip (place in carry-on luggage)
  • Toiletries (shampoo, soap, toothbrush and toothpaste, personal hygiene items, feminine items, febreeze)
  • Towel and washcloth
  • Mask, ear plugs, neck pillow (optional)
  • Camera, batteries, chargers, extra memory cards
  • Pictures of family and friends
  • Money for souvenirs (please take new, clean large-faced bills)

Medicine/Health

  • Over-the-counter medicine (cold and cough, upset stomach, pain relief, Tylenol PM for flights)
  • Eyeglasses/contact lenses-with extras for emergency (Pack in carry-on luggage)
  • Antibacterial hand sanitizer and wipes
  • Sunscreen, bug spray and hat
  • Band-aids, antibiotic ointment, antiseptic
  • Lip balm/Chapstick

Miscellaneous

  • Toilet paper and small packets of tissue
  • Small flashlight with batteries
  • Books/magazines for airplane
  • Travel alarm clock
  • Mini sewing kit and safety pins
  • Stain stick for laundry
  • Travel games/deck of cards
  • Money/Passport pouch
  • Ziploc bags in assorted sizes
  • Snacks that withstand travel and heat:
  • Granola bars, energy bars, dried fruit, dried veggies, nuts, peanut butter, instant drinks etc.

 
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