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Travel Tips

What Savvy Travellers Need to Know and to Pack

  • Travel alarm clock, you don’t want to miss an early morning outing!
  • Original passport and a copy to bring in a separate bag
  • Bring your own drinking water bottle. You can either fill it from the tap (faucet) which is safe to drink (bring a bottle with a built-in filter if you prefer) or buy large bottles of water to keep in your room and use your own reusable water bottle for day trips. This may sound trivial but it will save wasting over 1,000 plastic water bottles during our tour season!
  • If you carry a pen knife, scissors etc. make sure to pack them in checked in luggage
  • If you’re bringing a camera with a battery charger and you’re visiting the UK or Ireland make sure that you have a voltage converter, that can reduce the voltage from 240 to 120 volts, not just a plug adaptor, otherwise your charger will get burnt out by the 240 volts electricity supply.  The same is true for hairdryers, curling irons and other electrical equipment. Laptops have a built in converter but will need a plug adaptor. (US residents, try Radio Shack, Best Buy or Staples)
  • Hotels will supply hairdryers
  • If you have a cell phone you want to bring you can either check with your cell phone company at home to get international ability or you can purchase a ‘sim card’ for the country you’re visiting but this will be a new number so you’d then need to give that to people back home for them to call you.
  • For international telephone calls (not using a cell phone) you can purchase an international phone card to use from your hotel room or public phone
  • If you want to write post cards your address book would help
  • We find that writing a journal deepens ones experience and allows you to review your journey at a later date refreshing your memory.
  • Sunglasses & suntan lotion are important on sunny days
  • For UK & Ireland pack rain pants, rain jacket, light jacket or fleece, water-proof walking shoes or light weight boots and band aids in case of blisters 
  • Keep luggage to a minimum - one medium sized suitcase and one carry on suitcase or backpack
  • Check with your airline about luggage weight allowance and remember to leave some room for goodies you may want to take home with you!
  • Only bring the debit and credit cards you would like to use and let your bank(s) know the time period you’ll be traveling and which countries you’ll be visiting to prevent your cards from being denied
  • Make sure you have travel and trip cancellation insurance before you travel. Compare different trip insurance policies from leading insurance companies on our partner travel insurance comparison site 

Check list -

  • Alarm clock
  • Passport and a copy
  • Airline tickets
  • Insurance documents
  • Tour package
  • Contact details for hotels and Journeys With Soul – take in carry-on
  • Water bottle
  • Voltage converter & travel plug adaptor for UK & Ireland
  • Sun glasses
  • Suntan lotion
  • Rain pants for UK & Ireland
  • Rain jacket for UK & Ireland
  • Light weight jacket or fleece
  • Water-proof walking shoes or boots
  • Band Aids in case of blisters
  • Comfortable casual clothes
  • Wash kit or bag or toiletry bag
  • One good book

Optional items -

  • Dowsing rod / pendulum
  • Compass
  • Pen Knife
  • Camera
  • Small binoculars
  • Cell phone
  • Laptop
  • Address book
  • Diary / journal
  • Reading glasses