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Traveling 101

The tickets are bought and the itinerary is planned for an incredible trip to Europe. The only thing that is left is careful packing, which can guarantee that the trip will be wonderful and smooth. Packing takes planning to ensure that none of the essentials and special items are left behind.

Making a list of everything that is essential for day to day living, even when traveling is the best way to start. Once the list is made, review the list to take out any items that are truly not necessary if they are honestly not going to be used frequently. Following are some things that cannot be left behind:

1. A camera: Everyone wants to record the memories created by special trips through photographs and videos but relying on the old camera is not always a good idea. A special trip is a great reason to buy a new one with all the best features. Visiting online shops makes it easy to compare different models and choose the right one for the trip.

 2. Travel journal: Recording memories does not have to be limited to photos and videos. Keeping a travel journal during the trip means remembering more details than photographs are able to provide. Choose a travel journal before the trip so that it is available as soon as inspiration hits and the journey begins.

3. Medications: In the heat of packing and planning, people often forget to pack their routine medications, which can create a messy situation and even involve a trip to the emergency room, not to mention additional expenses. To prevent running out of medications in case of any delays, pack for a few extra days and bring copies of the prescriptions.

4. Personal Products: Choose travel sizes of all personal products but calculate how much of each product will be needed for the length of the trip. While many products can be found in most stores, it is better to have all the favorites on hand instead of having to search for them in the middle of the trip.

5. Electronics: Since life depends so much on technology, most people will also bring their cellular phones, laptops and tablets with them. To be able to charge them while in Europe, power adapters are needed since the plugs in European countries have a different pin configuration. If these items do not have dual voltage, an electric converter will also be needed.

6. Currency: Trips mean expenses like eating out, shopping and excursions. It is important to have a few sources of cash and credit, such as multiple credit cards, during the trip. Keep the information to contact the banks in case of loss, as well as copies of all documents like passports and driver’s licenses in a safe place.

7. Clothing: Clothes should be right for the season and easy to combine so that packing is not bulky and heavy. Depending on the places that are on the itinerary, there might be clothing restrictions. Researching ahead of time will prevent any unpleasant such as not being able to enter a cathedral.

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