When you prepare a travel checklist you should include information about what you need to bring on your trip, what you plan to do during your travels. If you are planning to include multiple destinations in your trip, you might consider putting together multiple vacation checklists, with each one describing a particular aspect of your trip. Your vacation checklist should begin with the tasks or things that you need to accomplish before your trip as well as the things you need during your trip. For example, if you want to visit some other country then you must obtain or renew your passport as well as to pack your passport in your purse.
Packing for trips can be a challenge for you because you might not think to bring certain things that are necessary to your day-to-day life but they are important that you don’t even think of them. One helpful way of making a checklist is that you take a list with you from room to room and note all the important things that you use daily like toothbrush, toothpaste and other toiletries etc. If you are planning for a long vacation, you should tell your other family members and friends about your plan and also list all those people whom you want to contact about your vacations.
Here is preview of this Sample Vacation Checklist created using MS Excel,
Make a list of the items that are to be purchased before the trip, otherwise you can forget the things during your last minute shopping. If you are hiring a car for your trip, don’t forget to check whether you are covered under your auto insurance. Following are some important things that you should be bought for a vacation.
Necessary Items: These are the things that you must carry along in your vacation. These things include travelling tickets, reservation confirmations, wallets and cash, credit and Atm cards, car and house keys, first aid kit or any other prescribed medications, passports, camera and batteries, telephone calling card and road maps etc.
Clothes: Clothes for your vacation depends upon the traveling destination and how you will be enjoying the vacation. Pack enough clothes for each person. Select clothes according to the destination weather like cool cotton clothes for the summer and light weight jackets and long pants for the cold place destinations. You should pack bathing towels, caps, sunglasses and other footwear sandals etc.
Toiletries: It includes toothbrush and toothpaste, combs, bath soaps and shampoo, deodorants and perfumes, skin care lotions, shaving cream and other cosmetic items.
First Aid Kits: It is one of the most important thing that you should bring along with you on a vacation. It should include band aids, tissue papers, pain killers, cold and cough medicine, ORS and vitamin tablets.
Accessory Items: It includes flashlight, umbrella, mosquito curtains, books, pocket knife, garbage bags, binoculars, cell phones and batteries, ear plugs etc.
These are the basic things that you must take along with you on a vacation. Missing a single thing is very frustrating, especially during your vacations. In addition to these, you must check all the essential things that you might need on your vacation. Before going to your vacations, make sure that you switch off or unplug all the electrical appliances of your house. You can always inform your neighbors about your trip and give phone numbers to contact you, in case of emergencies. Make sure you make your vacation fun and exciting by spending a good time with your loved ones.
Here is download link for this Sample Vacation Checklist,