Travel Preparation – Packing your Bags
CALLLMM DOWWWNN! No stress as nothing is as easy as preparing for your journey with our TurtleFormula. We help to organize yourself and pack up all the essentials to get a good travel preparation!
It is a common question among travelers and women: “What shall I bring?”. Missing essential items can cost you valuable hours of your appreciated holiday to run around and search in local stores. Taking too much can feel like running around with a stone in your backpack for weeks. If you’re going to the Antarctica maybe you won’t be in need of swimwear unless your in the league of the braves. In contrast when traveling to the Sahara you won’t give much use to that very warm coat unless you’re spending the night in the desert!
Much has been said about packing and we all know that this is always down to where you are traveling to and for how long. At TurtleBu, we have 4 essential categories that we always focus on as a starting point. They work out for every journey and pretty much every gender. It gives you the relief of not forgetting anything essential and be able to balance what’s needed! Above all…Don’t forget to take with you a whole heart full of joy and bring back a heart full of memories, fun and happiness 🙂
The Turtle Formula
- Official Docs: Regarding from and where you are traveling to, you might need personal ID, passport and/or a travel visa (check here). A student ID card can enable you to obtain several local advantages. For example Sta Travel offers amazing discounts for students around the globe. Check which perks you can get before travel to maximize your experience.
- Insurance Docs: Bring your health insurance card/document(s), as well as insurance policy document in case of emergency. Attached to this we advise you to always keep emergency contacts and important addresses.
- Reservation Docs: Have hotel/guest house reservation, tour reservations, itineraries, transportation tickets (plane, bus, etc), pick up company driver names and location available in printed or digital format.
- Cash/ credit cards: The cheapest option to pay in foreign currencies is usually using to pay with credit card or get cash at an ATM abroad. As a European, you may open a free German bank account without fees for payment and cash withdrawals abroad.
- Others: Guide books, travel guides, maps, language guides, etc.
Our Gadget choice
- Eagle Creek – It’s a backpackers paradise shop. They have pretty much everything you need.
- Decathlon – Another paradise for travel gear usually very on budget.
Our Insurance choice
- World Nomads – Travel insurance. Probably THE travel insurance that is available internationally.
Our Book choice
- DK Eyewitness Travel – This is our very top choice and interesting to read. The way they present the info, images, suggestions is very useful and visual. Their maps, streets and museums designs are absolutely amazing.
- Lonely Planet – Very useful up-to-date information and tips.
Our Service choice
- STA Travel – Apart from being a great search engine it tells you the best Student Discounts around the world.
- Visa checker – What and if you need to get a visa for your next destination.
Our Networks choice
- Travel Sim – Prepaid international SIM card.
- Three Mobile – Mobile network. If you are not from the UK at least you can have a look and compare.
Our Apps choice
- Sygic travel – This is without any doubts the best travel plan app. We always use it specially if traveling to a city. Organised and user friendly, this app tells you not only where the places are but draws the way on how to get there and how long it will take. Brilliant!