Travel Checklist

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Whether your traveling for the first time or the tenth time, it’s always helpful to have a checklist to guide you on what items to bring because let’s be honest, we have all forgotten something while traveling and we had to purchase it at the airport or at the country or site we are residing at which ends up being an arm and a leg at cost. So in this blog post, I will like to share some tips as well as things to bring with you while traveling.

  1. Purchase a luggage. With that in mind, it is very crucial that you purchase a luggage that is lightweight. Some luggages are heavyweight that even when you don’t have much in your suitcase, it may appear as if you packed so much.
  2. Get everything situated with your passport and visa. First-time Adult Passport Book: $110 + $25 for acceptance fee = $135 . With the visa fees, it all depends on where you are traveling. If you will be staying in an hotel, get things situated. Have all the necessary numbers you may have to dial.
  3. Most airports, allow two luggages and a small hand luggage as well as a carry on bag life a duffle bag or a backpack.
  4. When it comes to your small hand luggage bag, it is very important that you place materials such as a toothpaste, travel size mouthwash, face towel and basic things you will need when the plane lands at your destination. You want your mouth to feel fresh. You two luggages won’t go inside the plane with you but your hand luggage as well as your backpack or handbag will go inside the plane with you.
  5. In your luggages, make sure there aren’t any water bottles because the airport security, will ask you to throw it away. These items are not allowed in the airplane. You can bring travel size bottles but other than that, you may be asked to throw your items away. If you don’t want to grow through this hassle, please be mindful of what you place in your luggages. You can carry snacks to eat on the plane. Feel free to purchase snack because you may not like the food that is served on the plane.
  6. Bring an ID with you just in case if there are any rising issues about your identity. This happened to my mother so I don’t want that to happen to you.
  7. Make sure to leave your house on time for check-in. Traffic can delay you from reaching your destination on time. If your flight is at 3pm, I will advice that you leave your house at least 2 hours before time to give you time to sought things out such overweight of luggages and other issues that can arise.
  8. When it comes to packing, it is wise to pack things that you will need. That doesn’t always happen because we want to be on the safe side so we overpack but this isn’t always good. For instance, if you are traveling to another country, you might want to bring back certain things you loved from your stay but due to you overpacking, you may not have space to bring back certain things. If your luggage is overweight, charges will be made. When it comes to weighing, it is good to weigh your luggage at home to be on the safe side. It is better for your luggage to be underweight than overweight.
  9. It is very important to also check the weather for the country or state you are traveling to that you can bring the proper clothing wear for your stay.
  10. Wash your hands. Be alert wherever you go. Ask questions as a tourist. Have fun. Create memories. Enjoy every moment of your vacation.

A bright interior with a potted plant and a hat, a pair of sneakers and a shirt on a hanger Clothing List

  1. Underwear/Boxers
  2. Pants or Shorts
  3. Bra
  4. Socks
  5. Comfortable Shoes*
  6. Dresses
  7. T-Shirts
  8. Sweatpants
  9. Pajamas
  10. Sweater

Basic Needs (Must Have’s)

  1. Passport
  2. Deodorant
  3. Shampoo/Conditioner/Pomade
  4. Toothbrush/Toothpaste/Mouthwash/Floss
  5. Towel
  6. Shaving Stick
  7. Perfume
  8. Phone + Charger
  9. Slippers
  10. Lotion
  11. Nail Clipper
  12. Tissue
  13. Q-Tip
  14. Lip Moisturizer
  15. Makeup/Wipes
  16. Facewash
  17. Sponge/Bath Soap/Body Wash
  18. Camera
  19. Comb/Brush
  20. Sunscreen
  21. First Aid Kit
  22. Jewelry
  23. Toilet Tissue (3-4)
  24. Mosquito Medicine (Tablets)
  25. Insect Repellant
  26. Imodium (Diarrhea Tablets)
  27. Hand Sanitzer
  28. Cleaning Wipes like Lysol/Wet Wipes For Hands 🙂
  29. Book To Read
  30. Ipod/Charger
  31. Luggage Locks
  32. Small Flashlight
  33. Gum
  34. Zip Lock Bags
  35. Pads
  36. Water Bottle (Empty)
  37. Journal/Writing Utensil
  38. Gloves
  39. Ear Buds
  40. Umbrella
  41. Medication With Doctor Consent*
  42. Money
  43. Light Jacket
  44. Keys
  45. Sun Shades

Thank you for taking the time to read my blog post. I hope this post was helpful unto you. Feel free to share with your friends and their friends. Until next time, stay blessed & lovely 🙂

Picture Credits: Edho Pratama, Priscilla Du Preez, Tu Tu,

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Photographers + Poets

Today is for the women and men who share their heart works. Sometimes, trying to find photographers and writers in general on Instagram can be difficult. It’s been on my heart to share a few of them with you. So below is the list. Please check them out.

Photographers:

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  1. Kwame Freddy
  2. Joshua Kissi
  3. SophieVisually
  4. Raat_Fashion
  5. kymberlibrenzell
  6. Asiyami_Gold
  7. zay.ira
  8. Theforgetterseye
  9. Mrcheyl
  10. Oye_diran
  11. maxwelljennings
  12. mrigwe
  13. Everydaypeoplestories
  14. dapperlou
  15. ondoa
  16. Nyarko_photography
  17. stephenobisanya
  18. Tamon_
  19. Temi.Coker
  20. chimodu
  21. Kofmotivation
  22. _lloydfoster
  23. A_kid_named_trav
  24. Islandboiphotography
  25. _heiwatoi
  26. Deun Ivory
  27. _tse
  28. fartatoes
  29. erikalaynephoto
  30. angelzheng
  31. Quazimottoonwx
  32. Yagazieemezi
  33. malachiajose
  34. Maximushka
  35. Edmaximus
  36. Amaalsaid
  37. Stevenchikosi
  38. Lawrence Agyei
  39. Joe Kenneth
  40. Beewalker_
  41. Adrienradford
  42. goldenpolaroid
  43. Kjohn_lasoul
  44. Foxyneela
  45. Bynwabugo
  46. Nadineijewere
  47. Photodre
  48. raisaaziz
  49. Justinamoafo
  50. Ericmichaelw
  51. Hannahfaith_
  52. Seunx
  53. Storyofkai
  54. Sambitionphotos
  55. Sirnoahbility
  56. Lauren_zoe
  57. xxjmitch
  58. eltonpeters
  59. gregnoire
  60. adeledejak
  61. aqut
  62. daviduzochukwu
  63. nixon
  64. desertedinurban
  65. carlnard
  66. dnactherealist
  67. afrikingi
  68. sohrachsoh
  69. najrashad
  70. ronhill
  71. lovejonesphoto_
  72. e_fresh_
  73. oabphotography
  74. lyraoko
  75. jaydabliu
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Poets:

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  1. _akosuawrites : Outburst (Book)
  2. ijeoma umebinyuo: Questions For Ada
  3. Akosua Peprah
  4. Poeticharmonylove
  5. Poppyinthewheat
  6. Preston_n_perry
  7. Poetesscynthia
  8. Poetra_asantewaa
  9. Beingupile
  10. Nlshompole
  11. Q. Gibson:
  12. Dellahickswilson
  13. Poetjasminemans
  14. wordsbyezekiel
  15. Nayyirah waheed
  16. Yrsa Daley Ward
  17. Tapiwa Mugabe
  18. Alex_elle
  19. Ry.spear
  20. Reyna Biddy
  21. najwazebian
  22. Rupikaur_
  23. Elusivemetaphors
  24. isra.althibeh
  25. Karl_lokko
  26. jo. essence
  27. Tryphenayeboah
  28. Uncensoredfeminist
  29. Cyrusspeaks
  30. Tevsmith
  31. Whatisjoedoing
  32. Tribecalledvision
  33. Rudyfrancisco
  34. Keyballah
  35. Maxwelldpoetry
  36. alison.malee
  37. Goldwomyn
  38. Isthispoetry
  39. Writingsofvinati
  40. Nesimaa
  41. Sarah_aluko
  42. Theaureliapearl
  43. Jackiehillperry
  44. Iammyss
  45. F Gabdon
  46. Daeizm
  47. Mazadohta
  48. _dkaur
  49. wu_shire
  50. Lang Leav
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My mission in life is not merely to survive, but to thrive; and to do so with some passion, some compassion, some humor, and some style. -Maya Angelou 🙂

All pictures on this post aren’t mine. They are all found on google.  All the names above are the artist/photographer’s names. There were so many names but the list would have been too long so I’ll post more when I can. For now, tell your friends and their friends. I know sometimes people don’t like to share but this platform is different. Support creatives. Invest in people. Empower one another. Stay tuned for the next set of creatives I will share. Until next time, shine bright. Hold hands with God. Take care. 🙂