Toiletries and personal care

  • Toothbrush
  • Toothpaste
  • Mouthwash
  • Floss
  • Tongue cleaner
  • Soap or shower gel
  • Shampoo
  • Conditioner
  • Deodorant
  • Nail clipper
  • Hairbrush or comb
  • Hair styling products
  • Hair styling tools
  • Cotton swabs
  • Tissues
  • Shaving kit
    products + gear
  • Body lotion
  • Sunscreen
  • Lip balm
  • After-sun aid
    - aloe gel
  • Hand sanitizer or antibacterial wipes
  • Bath towel
  • Perfume
  • Tampons
  • Pantyliners
  • Makeup
  • Makeup bag
  • Makeup remover towelettes
  • Makeup tools
    - tweezer, eyelash curler, etc.
  • Skincare products
  • Nail polish
  • Nail polish remover
  • Nail file and other manicure tools
  • Perfume atomizer

Personal items

  • Glasses
  • Sunglasses
  • Contact lenses
    + case + solution
  • Watch
  • Keys
  • Wallet

Documents and money

  • Visa
  • Passport
  • Photo ID
    - driver's license
  • International driver's license
  • Currency
  • Cash or travelers cheques
  • Credit cards
  • Medical insurance card
  • Travel insurance
  • Maps and guides
  • Copies of itinerary and reservations
  • Tickets
  • Membership cards
    - auto club, frequent flyer, etc.
  • Business cards
  • Copies of important documents
  • Emergency phone numbers

Luggage and security

  • Luggage
  • Luggage name tags
  • Luggage locks
  • Travel safe
  • Neck wallet or money belt or waist bag

Gadgets

  • Cell phone
  • Sport gadgets
  • Laptop
  • Digital camera
  • Video camera
  • MP3 player
  • Headphones
  • E-book reader
  • Battery chargers
  • Extra batteries
  • Extra memory cards for digital camera
  • Power adapter and/or converter
  • Travel alarm clock

Clothing

  • Hosiery
  • Panties
  • Bras
  • Socks
  • Slippers
  • PJs
  • Bathrobe
  • Shower cap
  • Loungewear
  • Activewear
  • Headwear
    - hat, baseball cap, bandana, visor
  • Formalwear
  • Shoes
  • Outerwear
  • Handkerchiefs
  • Swim trunks
  • Swimsuit
  • Cover-ups
    - sarong or pareo
  • Flip-flops
  • Hat
  • Personal selection of clothes
  • Accessories and jewelry

Food and drink

  • Snack
  • Chewing gum or mints
  • Bottled water

Medicine

  • Small first aid kit
    band-aid + antibacterial cream + pain reliever + antacid
  • Prescription medications
  • Birth control
  • Vitamins or supplements
  • Motion sickness pills
  • Allergy medicine

Extras

  • Garbage bags for dirty clothes
  • Lint roller
  • Pre-paid phone card
  • Binoculars
  • Sewing kit
  • Safety pin
  • Umbrella
  • Phrase book
  • Sturdy notebook and pen
  • Addresses to write postcards
  • Book or magazine
  • Earplugs
  • Travel pillow
  • Sink stopper
    + clothesline
  • Copy of this packing list
    - lest you should leave something when you pack for the return trip
  • Swiss Army knife

Beach

  • Beach towel
  • Goggles
  • Snorkeling gear
  • Board games
  • Playing cards
  • Waterproof disposable camera
  • Beach bag

Miscellaneous

  • Car emergency kit
    Jumper cables, tow cable, roadside flares, reflective triangle, tire inflator, air compressor, first aid kit, flashlight and extra batteries, roll of duct tape, multitool, work gloves, etc.

To do

  • Charge all batteries
  • Service car and fill up tank
  • Put mail on hold or arrange for mail pick-up
  • Make photocopies of travel docs and itineraries
  • Make arrangements for drop-off and pick-up
  • Get cash from ATM
  • Buy or recharge phone card (or SkypeOut balance)
  • Turn on international roaming
  • Check for medical coverage at destination or purchase travel insurance
  • Check for required vaccinations
  • Check weather at destination
    http://www.weather.com/
  • Prepare all clothes
    - dry clean, wash, press
  • Check all carry-on luggage for sharp objects, place liquids in ziplocks
  • Upload music to MP3 player
  • Pay bills
  • Set TiVo or VCR to record programs
  • Clear answering machine
  • Set up auto email response
  • Adjust AC to save energy
  • Turn off appliances and electronic devices
  • Clean out perishables from fridge
  • Water plants or arrange for plants to be watered while you are away
  • Make arrangements for pets to be fed
  • Take out garbage
  • Call credit card company to notify them about your travel plans
  • Put lights on timer