WHAT TO PACK:
We'll send an update of the weather forcast for your trip. Also consider the activities
you might do. Remember your airlines weight limit for suitcases and carry ons. If traveling with small kids bring puzzle
books, coloring books, small toys, things can be easily carried in a purse or bag.
Don't bring anything you would hate to lose. Leave at home:
- Valuable or expensive-looking jewelry
- Irreplaceable family objects
- All unnecessary credit cards
- Social Security card, library card, and similar items that may be in your wallet.
Do bring medical necessities (see the health sections below)
Travel outside of the Country;
Leave a copy of the itinerary with family or friends at home in case they need to contact
you in an emergency.
Make two photocopies of the passport identification page, airline tickets, driver’s
license and the credit cards (both sides) you plan to take. Leave one copy of each with family or friends at home, and pack
the other copies separately from the originals. Leave a copy of the serial numbers of your travelers’ checks with a
friend or relative at home. Carry your copy with you in a separate place and, as you cash the checks, cross them off the list.
All travelers should familiarize themselves with conditions at their destination that
could affect their health (high altitude or pollution, types of medical facilities, required immunizations, availability of
required pharmaceuticals, etc.). The key resource for health information is the Travelers’ Health page of the Centers
for Disease Control (CDC) website at http://www.cdc.gov/travel. The CDC website also provides general guidance on health precautions, such as safe food and water precautions and insect-bite
protection. The CDC also maintains an international travelers' hotline at 1-877-FYI-TRIP (1-877-394-8747) or, by fax, at 1-888-CDC-FAXX