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Packing Tips

What should I pack in my carry-on luggage?

  • A passport, for all travel outside the U.S. and identification purposes.
  • Wallet
  • Driver's License and/or other proper photo identification required for domestic travel.
  • Insurance cards for both your medical and automobile insurance
  • Credit cards
  • Travelers checks
  • Coupons
  • Airline, Cruise or Train tickets
  • Itinerary with confirmation numbers and addresses and phone numbers of where you'll be staying
  • Travel brochures and maps
  • Lots of crisp one-dollar bills for all those tipping opportunities
  • A small amount of local currency for immediate use to hold you over until you can make it to a currency exchange, if you're
  • planning foreign travel.
What is the best way to carry my medications?
  • Carry them in your carry-on since it will be less likely to be lost than your checked luggage. Your carry-on will also do less harm to temperature-sensitive medication.
  • Carry your medication in their original bottles to help avoid security questions.
  • Bring along the generic names of your medications since brand names can vary.
  • If you have any questionable drugs or particularly large supplies, you might want to bring a letter from your doctor stating you have a legal right to use these drugs.
  • If you are traveling outside the United States, check to see what you can take with you. Something legal here might be illegal elsewhere. It could get dumped, or you could get dumped in jail.
How should I pack the liquids I bring with me?
  • So your clothes aren’t covered in the liquids, use plastic bottles in your packing. Only fill the bottles to the ¾ mark incase they are crushed or the contents freeze and expand. You also might want to pack them in plastic freezer bags just in case.

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