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Tips on Packing

Packing a suitcase

1. Preparing to Pack

Before embarking on your travels, it is important to understand carry-on and suitcase regulations to simplify your time packing, and your time at the airport.

Keep in mind that each traveler should only check one suitcase measuring approximately 30 x 20 x 10 inches, get in touch with your airline carrier to ask about any checked baggage fees. Any sharp items like scissors, blades, and razors should be packed in your checked luggage. To be easily identified, make sure to use your CIE Tours’ luggage tags and strap. Additionally, check with your Travel Agent about prohibited goods such as lighters and matches.

CIE Tours provides each traveler with a handy CIE Tours backpack that is designed to fit perfectly under your seat on the coach. If you bring a larger carry-on or one with wheels, you will need to place it in the hold or at your feet.

As for liquids in carry-on bags, TSA requires all liquids, gels, and aerosols be in 3-ounce or smaller containers, which must fit in one 1-quart size zip-top clear plastic bag. This bag will be placed on the conveyor belt at airport security. Any liquids in larger containers can be packed in your checked baggage.

2. Packing Checklist:

It’s time to prepare for your vacation! Packing efficiently will not only simplify the airport process, but it will ensure that each traveler can enjoy their trip to the fullest of its capacity. Below are some reminders and tips on what to bring with you on your trip.

Make sure to pack important travel information including:
- Passport
- E-ticket receipts
- Car/hotel vouchers (if applicable)
- Travel insurance
- Money; credit & debit cards/cash

It’s important to keep in mind that the weather during your trip can differ depending on the season and location that your destination is in. A few important essential clothing items to pack include:
- Comfortable walking shoes
- Multi-weather jacket (with removable lining)
- Raincoat
- Pajamas
- Pants/capris/shorts
- Shirts
- Sweater or fleece
- Men's jacket/sport coat (only for those in 5-star hotels stays)
- Socks and undergarments
- Swimwear and gym gear (some hotels have spas, pools, and gyms)

While hotels often provide basic toiletries, some important necessities that you can pack yourself include:
- Washcloths (not in all hotels)
- Toothpaste
- Soap
- Lotion
- Sunscreen (depending on season)
- Ziploc bags
- Feminine products
- Razor/shaving gel

To make your traveling easier and more comfortable, some accessories or miscellaneous items you might want to pack for your convenience, and depending on the weather of your destination are:
- Sunglasses
- Hat (if sunny or cold)
- Scarf and gloves
- Costume jewelry (we recommend leaving valuables at home)
- Folding umbrella
- Refillable water bottle

It is important to remember to pack any medical necessities that you may need to use throughout your trip. Below is a list of things you may want to pack and have prepared for daily use, or for emergencies:
- Medicine in original bottles with labels
- Prescriptions from doctor for refills
- Reading glasses/cases
- Contact lenses
- Band-aids
- Pain relievers and antacids
- Allergy & motion sickness medications
- Insect repellent

Electronics or other devices that you may want to bring with you on your trip can include:
- Cell phone/charger
- Tablet/charger
- Laptop/charger
- Headphones
- Converter or adapter plugs
- Camera/charger
- Extra memory card

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