Is my Travel Documentation Up to Date
Passport - Make sure your passport does not expire within six months of your travel date as many countries insist your passport be valid for six months to a year.
Photocopies of Travel Documentation
Approximate Length of Travel
Travel Guide books are a great resource to learn about the most interesting places, best restaurants, places to stay and hundreds of insights about your destination.
Pay attention to how Recent Books have been published?
How planned do I need to be?
Organize Everything or plan as we go?
To book or not to book?
Stay in one place or jump around?
Quality or Quantity?
Hotel, B&B, Condo, Hostel, Exchange?
Location - Close to Beach, Tourist Attractions, View, Restaurants, etc...
Confirm Reservations - Be sure your airline tickets and hotel reservations are confirmed to avoid surprises.
What Language do the People Speak Where I am Traveling
Language Translation Dictionary
Language Translation Electronics
Learn Native Phrases and Customs
Travel First Aid Kit - DIY or Purchase pre-made for you specific needs.
If camping: Outdoor Survival Kit
Bureau of Consular Affairs Website
Rent a Wireless Phone Rent a GSM (Global System for Mobiles) wireless phone before you leave your country. One number works in over 92 countries worldwide.