Pre-Departure Checklist for Travel
The Essential Pre-Departure Checklist for Stress-Free Travel
Have you ever been so unprepared for your trip that you realised you had forgotten to organise something essential and then had to frantically do it in the last moment? Hopefully not, but I did. Fortunately, this checklist for travel was born as a result, offering you the chance to truly experience stress-free travel.
I wish I had a pre-departure travel checklist at the time, but I had checked my luggage, passed Customs, and was ready to wait for my flight to Europe. Then that feeling in my gut hit me – the one where something just does not feel right. My subconscious was telling me I had forgot something.
Turns out it was two things: I had forgotten my phone, which had all my contacts, apps, usernames and passwords, and I still hadn’t even sorted out my travel insurance yet (for an 8 month backpacking trip), or any accommodation.
What ensued afterwards taught me that there’s no bigger buzz kill than realising you forgot to do something important when you’re already at the airport, or worse, already at your destination.
The lesson I learnt was that quite a few things are worth organising while you’re still at home. Arranging things before you travel can make the difference between your trip going smoothly, and being a nightmare experience that has you solving mistakes on the road (which you could have easily avoided if you had just planned better).
For this reason, I’ve created a handy pre-departure checklist for travel. This simple list is short and sweet and covers the essentials you need to cover before you travel. The more items you cross off, the more care-free you will be before you depart for your dream holiday!
Don’t leave home until you have checked off this list!