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Fifty Sense: Common Sense Ideas for Thriving after 50
Fifty Sense: Common Sense Ideas for Thriving after 50

Adventure Travel:

Here are some suggested lists to get you started in planning your adventure travel.

Packing List: Money and Documents

  • cash
  • credit cards
  • debit/ATM cards (make sure these work in the country you're visiting)
  • travelers' checks if needed
  • picture ID
  • passport if required
  • a photocopy of your picture ID, packed separately, just in case your ID is lost or stolen
  • membership cards: AAA; Disney Club; etc.
  • calling card or special phone number for long distance phone calls
  • health insurance documents
  • travel insurance documents
  • drivers' license if you'll be driving on the trip
  • vaccination documents if needed for foreign countries
  • address/phone book

-- and all the trip documents:

  • itinerary
  • airplane tickets, or confirmation number for e-ticket
  • car reservation number
  • any coupons for hotels, car rental, etc.
  • directions to hotel(s)

Packing List: toiletries & personal care

  • tooth paste, toothbrushes, dental floss (packed together, in a ziplock bag)
  • shampoo, conditioner, hair gel, etc.
  • shaving gear
  • contact lenses paraphernalia
  • glasses
  • reading glasses
  • sunglasses
  • skin cream, makeup
  • nail clippers
  • tweezers
  • foot powder
  • lip balm
  • ear plugs
  • sleep aids

Health Items

  • bandaids
  • cold medicine, aspirin, etc.
  • allergy kit, if needed
  • blister kit
  • feminine hygiene products
  • prescription medicines
  • vitamins

Miscellaneous Packing List:

  • cell phone & battery
  • camera and batteries (and film, if needed)
  • camcorder or digital recorder
  • batteries or rechargers for all the above, compliant with country electrical system
  • notebook/journal
  • guidebooks
  • ziploc bags (that actually zip.) Use for toiletries, wet swimsuits, crayons, etc.
  • maps
  • binoculars
  • flashlight & batteries
  • needle and thread
  • nightlight
  • alarm clock

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