Packing Tips

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Packing the right gear (and the right amounts) is the first step to an incredible travel experience. Follow these tips to pack like a pro:

Travel light. Pack only the essentials. You’ll need less than you think!

Bring the right clothes. Pack clothes that are culturally appropriate for your destination and acceptable for service projects. This means bringing long shorts (think Bermuda and basketball shorts), t-shirts with sleeves to cover shoulders, and closed-toe footwear.

Leave your valuables behind. While travelling, it’s easier for things to get lost, stolen, or damaged. Keep any prized possessions safe at home.

Check with TSA. Make sure your luggage complies with TSA regulations, especially your carry-on. Useful tip: Pack an empty water bottle and fill it up after security.

Prescription Meds. Make sure you have enough medication(s) for the duration of the trip. Keep them in their original container(s). Bring them in your carry-on.

Travel Medication. Gravol, Imodium, Tylenol, Benadryl, Band-aids, Pepto Bismol, etc.