TRAVEL CHECKLIST

(Check off each item when completed)
_____ CHECK PASSPORT EXPIRATION DATE
Check the expiration date of your passport and be sure it is current as least six months after the date you return, as some countries have this requirement. If it has expired or will expire, start this instant and reapply for your new passport by mail; applications are available at more post offices.
_____ HOME PREPARATION
Stop delivery of newspapers, and ask the post office to hold your mail. Have a neighbor check your front door for unexpected packages or circulars.
_____ Make your home as burglar-proof as possible. Check windows and doors, secure locks, test alarms, use timers to turn lights and radios on and off.
_____ Make arrangements to have snow shoveled from your driveway and walkways during the winter and your lawn mowed during the spring and summer.
_____ Pay Bills. Make sure that bills which will come due during your trip will be paid on schedule.
_____ Arrange for pet and plant sitter. Remember that many kennels may be booked up early for holidays and other peak travel periods.
_____ GIVE AN ITINERARY OF YOUR TRIP TO A RELATIVE OR FRIEND
Anderson Tours will be sending a copy of the final itinerary and hotel list approximately two weeks before departure.
_____ CARRY PRESCRIPTIONS WITH YOU 
Take along prescriptions for any necessary medications (medicines should be in their original containers), as well as the prescription for your glasses and an extra pair if you have them.
_____ SLIM DOWN YOUR WALLET AND LEAVE VALUABLES AT HOME
Removing personal items and local credit cards can reduce the inconvenience and anxiety of losing your wallet while on tour. Avoid taking valuable jewelry, and store any valuables you do take in the hotel’s safe deposit box.
_____ REPLENISH ANY SUNDRIES 
Remember that toothpaste, shaving cream, etc., can cost twice as much (or more) if bought at an airport or hotel shop.
_____ PACK YOUR CARRY-ON WITH A CHANGE OF CLOTHES
Should your luggage become lost en route, carrying a change of clothes (at least a pair of underwear) and a toiletries kit with you will allow you to begin enjoying your vacation while your belongings are being located. Always put your medications and passport in your carry-on. Never put them in your checked suitcase.
_____ CHECK APPLIANCES YOU INTEND TO CARRY
Most hair dryers burn up and do not work in the Middle-East. Virtually all of the hotels we stay in provide hair dryers. Electric shavers, curling irons, etc., you will need the appropriate converters and adapters (wattage and voltage). Israel & Egypt use the 2-prong system similar to European systems. Jordan uses the large 3 prong outlets, however each hotel room will have at least one outlet compatible with the 2-prong European system.
 _____ TICKETS
Tickets can be printed at the airport check-in counter. All you need at the airport for check-in is your passport and they will print you a boarding pass at the counter (or you can use your mobile device as your ticket with pre-check in).
_____ RELAX FOR ONE FULL DAY BEFORE YOUR TRIP BEGINS
Many people work right up until the last minute before their trip. If possible plan ahead with your packing and work schedules, allowing for a day of rest before your departure. This will help you stay healthy and enjoy your trip more.
Source: Adapted from an article in Travel Holiday Magazine, by Gal Gieseking.
 
EXAMPLE of a Check-off LIST OF “THINGS TO TAKE TO ISRAEL”
 Passports
 Band-aids
 Tylenol / Ibuprofen
 Lotion
 Sunscreen
 Maalox
 Camera / Digital Cards / Batteries
 Sudafed
 Intense Diarrhea medicine (Anti-Biotic; Cipro or Levaquin)
 Passport info to relative
 Toilet Paper (for the Sinai)
 Journal
 Gum
 Hand Sanitizer
 Kaeopectate
 Small Hymnal
 Woolite
 Glasses & Contacts
 Sunglasses
 Flashlight
 Take care of pets (water, food)
 Plants watered
 Alka Seltzer
 Take Book of Mormon for plane
 Take hose off front yard
 Makeup remover pads
 Immodium AD
 Granola Bars or other snack food
 Sense of Humor
 Dental floss
 Go to Post Office and hold mail
 Plastic bag/dirty clothes
 Positive Attitude!