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Packing List Notes

Packing List Notes

So you are going on a trip soon. Fantastic news.

Packing for a school trip list you say?

Here it is:

First thing to pack and I usually recommend wearing them the first day, regardless of what is outlined in any list :

COMFORTABLE SHOES. (no flip-flops are not comfortable shoes, they are beachwear for the beach)

You’ll thank us later. Really, you will.

These shoes will be your best friend and the key to a very successful tour. Forget fashion, forget looks. BE COMFORTABLE. There is a lot of walking on a tour.

Unfortunately we can’t drive the bus or segway through the museums yet so we rely on more conventional means like walking. It works. Walking is eco-friendly with zero emissions, healthy ( zero calories ) and you get to burn some as a bonus and it is a traditional to get from point A to B. Many people have done so over the years.

And as an added bonus we will actually see cool places. ( for example, guess where this is ? ). One thing is for sure is you can’t see it from a motor coach. You need to walk there.

Packing for a group tour with your fellow student friends is never easy but if you are well prepared it is very easy. A few important factors will affect what you will bring.


  1. the length of the trip
  2. where you are going
  3. when you are going ( July or December makes a big difference )
  4. how you are travelling ( plane, train, or motor coach )


There are different categories of “things” or  items to consider bringing :

  • Clothes ( including the very comfortable shoes you will bring )
  • Documents ( passports or other ID )
  • Toiletries
  • Personal entertainment ( ipods, phones, cameras etc.)
  • Medication and first aid ( allergies, prescriptions, band aids, vitamins )
  • Miscellaneous ( umbrellas, books, batteries, wet gear and such )
So please see this helpful list by clicking here.
If you are flying you need to know certain things are not allowed , like for example, a catapult ! ( really,  it’s in the list here )


Also for a list of restricted items and allowed items see the links below :
–  TSA
–  CATSA ( cool fact:  catapults are listed as restricted items- you will need to leave yours at home )


So start early, a few days before departure, check off your list or make your own. But have fun and be prepared.