Pre-Travel Checklist: 24 Things To Do Before You Leave

Posted By Trav


You’re getting ready to head out on your trip.

But what do you need to do to prepare?

Enter the Pre-Travel Checklist!

24 things that you should make sure to check off before leaving for your trip.

You’ll find through this episode that you should do as we say, not as we do. We’ve got a ton of travel mistakes under our belt, but with this list written out now, we’re sure to do better!

There’s even a handy PDF you can download and save for all your future trips!

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In This Episode:

  • Passports & Visas
  • Make sure to double check your dates or you might end up paying for train fare.
  • Stuff on the home-front to get organized
  • Money, cards, and travel problems that might arise

and much more!

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  1. Did you know that if you travel a lot you can get two passports so one can be at the embassy while you travel with the other one.
    If you need a visa for China in a rush go via Hong Kong as you can get a visa quickly there.
    Another reason to get accommodation booked is because you might need that information for immigration
    Have a copy of your passport in your email
    Use Tripit to share your itinerary (its free)

    1. Trav says:

      @JC Global Services- All great advice, thanks. I’ve never done two passports, but it’s getting to the point that I probably should. The second one is only good for 2 years, right? Also, you’re right, having accomm booked ahead of time is good for immigration. If I don’t have it booked though, I just always put down an address of some hotel I look up beforehand, usually some standard one like a Hilton or Hyatt.

      The passport in email trick is one I never thought of, and a great call. I’ll have to be doing that, and Tripit is an app everyone likes, but I’ve never gotten around to using it. Do you use it often?

      Thanks for all the tips!

      1. chris says:

        Not sure if this is on here but a travel tip that has worked well for us is scanning our passports and keeping it as an email for those “Just in case moments”

        1. Trav says:

          @Chris- That’s actually an awesome tip, I should DEFINITELY do that! Thanks.

  2. George says:

    Hello nice podcast
    I just wanted to know if i heard it right
    The whole trip was for 178 dollars , ? Di you has to use your miles to get the price or was it without any miles used? And if so where is a place to find those fares

    1. Trav says:

      @George- I did not use any miles, it was a mistake fare. You can listen to this podcast on mistake fares, although unfortunately the audio got a little garbled. Here it is though: Mistake Fares with Matt from the Flight Deal. I also wrote a post about it here: Everything You Need to Know About Mistake Fares .


      1. georgechater says:

        trav another question about that . are the dates fixed or you can get a shorter vacation with one??

  3. Aim Subarjat says:

    Passport and others “paper” stuf drive me crazy. Thanks for the checklist. Hope well organized.

    1. Trav says:

      @Aim Subarjat- Yeah, that type of stuff is the worst part of traveling. Glad the checklist helps!

  4. Jules says:

    Hey Travis,

    Awesome podcast! Helps me to ‘feel at home’ when I’m not traveling. Just a comment on travel insurance – some credit cards include travel insurance when you use it to book your flights and accommodation without any additional costs so might be worth considering as well. Of course, the level of coverage may vary from a dedicated travel insurance policy.


    1. Trav says:

      @Jules- Yeah, great call. I’m more in it for the health insurance part of the travel insurance from third parties. Just want to be covered in case of big time emergencies. Glad you love the podcasts, I’ll keep them coming. Let me know if you have suggestions.

  5. Awesome podcast! Helps me to ‘feel at home’ when I’m not traveling. Just a comment on travel insurance – some credit cards include travel insurance when you use it to book your flights and accommodation without any additional costs so might be worth considering as well.


    1. Trav says:

      @sugeng riyanto – yeah, that’s a huge help. Gotta make sure you read the fine print though to see what is covered since each is different.

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