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Monday, December 27, 2010

To Do List

The reality is starting to sit that I will be traveling around the world in less than 6 months. Along with that comes the anxiety. I'm hoping that a to-do list will help me to stay on track and easy the pain. I found some help courtesy of I started with their list and added a few of my own.

Backpacking Around the World To-Do List
1.      Sell Your Stuff on Ebay
2.      Create a Budget
3.      Purchase Backpacking Gear
4.      Purchase Camping / Hiking Gear if appropriate
5.      Purchase Camera Equipment
6.      Purchase iTouch
7.      Create a Skype Account
8.      Tell Your Families
9.      Notify Employers
10.  Check Passports
11.  Notify Landlord / Sell or Rent House
12.  Create a Twitter Account (cool travelers on there)
13.  Create a Facebook Account (global address book)
14.  Create a Couchsurfing Account
15.  Are Going to Play Fantasy Leagues on the Road?
17.  Check Visa Requirements for Each Country
18.  Choose a Departure Date
20.  Put Remaining Stuff in Storage (don’t store old photos in hot attic)
21.  Purchase Travelers Insurance
22.  Change Auto Insurance
23.  Open Travel Friendly Checking Account
24.  Open Travel Friendly Credit Card Account
25.  Change Address or Set Up Mail Storage
26.  Cancel Cell Phones or Consider Global Phone Plan
27.  Practice Packing
28.  Break in Boots or Shoes
29.  Set Up First Aid Kit
30.  Purchase Lonely Planet Guides (if needed)

Ones, I added.

31. Breathe
32. Make 4 copies of all travel documents (1 at home, 1 on person, 1 in carry-on, 1 in suitcase) and put in dropbox
33. Put all files I want to have in Dropbox (a file hosting service which uses cloud computing to enable users to store and share files and folders with each other) and share with parents
34. Get immunizations
35. Order enough contacts to last the trip
36. Fill all my prescriptions to get me through the trip, and make sure all countries will allow me to have them.
37. Back up all cell phone numbers on a file in dropbox
38. Make sure I can pay all bills online
39. Set up cell phone
40. Print or transfer to device local area maps

41. Key phrases in local language

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