Participant Packing List Checked Luggage Advisory: A large duffle-type bag works well—Either line your bag with a big plastic garbage sack or pack in a plastic Ziploc, vacuum bags or stuff sacks—great for organization and keeping things dry if we get caught in the rain. You may check two bags, each weighing 50 lbs. for departing flights from the U.S. with an international destination. We ask that you restrict your personal checked luggage to one bag, so that we can use the 2nd bag allowance for humanitarian supplies. Airlines now restrict checked bags to 62 inches in total size (length + height + width). We also recommend you take a simple portable bag which can be rolled up in your main bag, then taken out and used as needed. Previous groups have found this tip valuable as they shuffled gear between village and tours or picked up souvenirs. You are advised to lock your checked luggage with a TSA-approved luggage lock. All other locks may be cut by airport security. Be sure to double-check all airline baggage allowances by navigating the home page of the airlines you will be using. Carry-on Luggage Advisory: You are allowed one carry-on bag, plus one small personal item, such as a purse, briefcase, laptop or small daypack. Carry-on items must fit in a Size Wise unit (22" x 14" x 9"). If you are taking electronics such as a camera or MP3 player, please carry it on instead of packing it in checked luggage. You should wear very comfortable clothing for your flight. For the plane…please keep closely guarded and out of site: q “Money pouch" (neck or belt) to hold: q Passport and airline itinerary q Money (and credit card recommended for adults) q Notarized immigration form (if under age 18 and traveling without both parents) q Student I.D. (useful for discounts on some cultural tour activities) For the plane…RECOMMENDED to pack in your carry on: q Ear plugs and possibly a small inflatable neck pillow q Antibacterial wet wipes, toothbrush & toothpaste, deodorant q Gum and/or mints (may also relieve plugged ears from altitude changes) q Pocket-size pouch of tissue (doubles as toilet paper once you get in country) q Light snacks q Water bottle q This briefing binder along with another good book & pocket guide (Pocket size Spanish/English Dictionary) q Compact travel games (i.e. cards) q Portable music player for entertainment q An inexpensive durable watch with alarm
Published on Mar 27, 2012
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