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Travel Tips

Heading out for a family vacation or have a trip coming up? We've got some quick packing travel tips to make your getaway that much better!


It’s recommended you take one large bag and one small bag.


All the necessities you’ll need throughout the trip after arrival

Use space efficiently

  • Roll clothes
  • Use divider within bag – clean clothes on one side, dirty clothes on the other
  • Use a microfiber towel – dries faster, takes up less room, roll clothes into it
  • Leave travel bag 1/3 empty for souvenirs

Keep it clean

  • Bring dry shampoo
  • Solid cosmetics


Everything you need to survive in your travel seat

  • Phone/tablet
  • Passport/ID
  • Snacks
  • Hand sanitizer
  • Earplugs
  • Water

Before you leave for your trip, make sure to scan and take photos of your passport, ID and travel itinerary. Make sure you know the emergency number in the country you’re traveling to. Most importantly, be safe and enjoy your trip!

Traveling internationally and need specific immunizations before you go abroad? Call our Travel Medicine Clinic at 515.875.9190.

*Note: Your travel medicine appointment should occur 6-8 weeks prior to your travel and you must bring your travel itinerary and vaccination history with you.

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