Genealogy: Travel checklist— Packing list for women

Genealogy: Travel checklist— Packing list for women By Barry J. Ewell

The following is a suggested packing list that I have use in my travels.   It’s foundation is from Rick Steves, a well known travel host for PBS.  I have found Rick Steves’ council and ideas to be on target and well thought out.

The list will vary somewhat if you are going to U.S. destinations versus other countries, usually Europe.  Pack light and only what you need.  You will be grateful each and every day of your trip with lighter luggage.

  1. 1. Clothing
    1. 1 pair of walking/comfortable shoes
    2. 1 pair of sandals (weather permitting)
    3. 1 rainproof jacket
    4.  2-4 pairs of shorts/capris/skorts
    5. 2 pairs of pants (one dressy, one casual), 1 belt
    6. 1 swimsuit (packed in a plastic bag)
    7. 5 pairs of socks (cotton blend)
    8. 5 pairs of underwear (silk, lace, or micro-fiber dries quickest)
    9. 1 extra bra
    10. 4-6 shirts (long/short-sleeved, various colors)
    11. 1-2 light cardigans for layering
    12. 1-2 skirts (wrinkle-resistant)
    13. 2 dresses (optional)
    14. 1 hat
    15. scarves (to wear with clothing or hat)
    16. 2 vests (optional)
    17. 1 pair of pajamas (or long shirt to get you to the bathroom down the hall if necessary)
  2. 2. Toiletries/Medicine
    1. Body soap/puff (washcloth); most European hotels do not supply washcloths
    2. Toothbrush/toothpaste/floss
    3. Shampoo/conditioner
    4. Brush/comb
    5. Lotion
    6. fVaseline (for feet)
    7. Razor (non-electric)/shaving cream or soap
    8. Sunscreen, insect repellent
    9. Prescription drugs (in original container with your name and your doctor’s name, write down generic name)
    10. First aid kit/moleskin/blister kit
    11. Feminine hygiene products
    12. Deodorant
    13. Nail clippers/file/tweezers
    14. Spare glasses and/or prescription, mini-eyeglass repair kit, or contact lenses and supplies
    15. Hand sanitizer
    16. Vitamins
    17. OTC remedies (whatever works for you): Pepto, decongestants, etc.
    18. Clothesline, sink stopper, soap
    19. Baby powder (dry shampoo for hair)
  3. 3. Money and Security
    1. Money belt: Passport, plane ticket, debit card, credit cards, traveler’s checks, rail pass, driver’s license (if you’re renting a car)
    2. Security: Bury copies of your passport, plane ticket, and prescriptions in the bottom of your luggage
  4. 4. NecessitiesforHostelling
    1. Pack towel
    2. Sleep sheet
    3. Packing Essentials
    4. Pack light, wash frequently, and buy it if you need it.
    5. Your pack should weigh about 20% of your body weight, preferably no more than 20 pounds.
    6. Limit yourself to one carry-on size bag: 9″ x 21″ x 13.”
    7. A week before your trip, pack your bag with everything you think you want to take, and carry it around for a day. Is it comfortable? Too heavy? Better to know now than later!

 

Genealogy:  Travel checklist— Packing list for women

The following is a suggested packing list that I have use in my travels.   It’s foundation is from Rick Steves, a well known travel host for PBS.  I have found Rick Steves’ council and ideas to be on target and well thought out.

 

The list will vary somewhat if you are going to U.S. destinations versus other countries, usually Europe.  Pack light and only what you need.  You will be grateful each and every day of your trip with lighter luggage.

 

1. Clothing

  1. 1 pair of walking/comfortable shoes
  2. 1 pair of sandals (weather permitting)
  3. 1 rainproof jacket
  4. 2-4 pairs of shorts/capris/skorts
  5. 2 pairs of pants (one dressy, one casual), 1 belt
  6. 1 swimsuit (packed in a plastic bag)
  7. 5 pairs of socks (cotton blend)
  8. 5 pairs of underwear (silk, lace, or micro-fiber dries quickest)
  9. 1 extra bra
  10. 4-6 shirts (long/short-sleeved, various colors)
  11. 1-2 light cardigans for layering
  12. 1-2 skirts (wrinkle-resistant)
  13. 2 dresses (optional)
  14. 1 hat
  15. scarves (to wear with clothing or hat)
  16. 2 vests (optional)
  17. 1 pair of pajamas (or long shirt to get you to the bathroom down the hall if necessary)

2. Toiletries/Medicine

  1. Body soap/puff (washcloth); most European hotels do not supply washcloths
  2. Toothbrush/toothpaste/floss
  3. Shampoo/conditioner
  4. Brush/comb
  5. Lotion
  6. Vaseline (for feet)
  7. Razor (non-electric)/shaving cream or soap
  8. Sunscreen, insect repellent
  9. Prescription drugs (in original container with your name and your doctor’s name, write down generic name)
  10. First aid kit/moleskin/blister kit
  11. Feminine hygiene products
  12. Deodorant
  13. Nail clippers/file/tweezers
  14. Spare glasses and/or prescription, mini-eyeglass repair kit, or contact lenses and supplies
  15. Hand sanitizer
  16. Vitamins
  17. OTC remedies (whatever works for you): Pepto, decongestants, etc.
  18. Clothesline, sink stopper, soap
  19. Baby powder (dry shampoo for hair)

3. Money and Security

  1. Money belt: Passport, plane ticket, debit card, credit cards, traveler’s checks, rail pass, driver’s license (if you’re renting a car)
  2. Security: Bury copies of your passport, plane ticket, and prescriptions in the bottom of your luggage

4. Necessities for Hostelling

  1. Pack towel
  2. Sleep sheet

5. Packing Essentials

  1. Pack light, wash frequently, and buy it if you need it.
  2. Your pack should weigh about 20% of your body weight, preferably no more than 20 pounds.
  3. Limit yourself to one carry-on size bag: 9″ x 21″ x 13.”
  4. A week before your trip, pack your bag with everything you think you want to take, and carry it around for a day. Is it comfortable? Too heavy? Better to know now than later!