Greyhound’s Holiday Checklist for 2016

 In Bus Booking, Bus Tickets, bus travel, Durban, George, Summer travelling, Summer Vacations

It’s that time of year again to get packing, board a bus and leave your daily routine behind. We thought it best to equip you with a checklist to keep your excited mind focused on preparing for your trip. So, without further ado, here are some important things to remember before you leave.

Essentials to pack

  1. Identity document
  2. Bus ticket
  3. Wallet and all bank cards you would need
  4. Important numbers of loved ones or friends in writing
  5. Phone, charger (and charging bank if possible) and airtime
  6. Earphones or headphones
  7. All electronics needed (laptop, tablet, camera) along with their chargers
  8. Multi-plug and two-point plug converter
  9. Enough complete outfits for every day as well as extra clothing for emergencies and sleepwear
  10. Adequate emergency money in cash to get home or arrange for emergency transport (not to be kept in anything that may be stolen)
  11. A pair of shoes for each occasion (formal, casual, practical)
  12. Important medication (including antiseptic, headache and heartburn tablets)
  13. First-aid kit
  14. Wet wipes
  15. Toothbrush and toothpaste
  16. A few toilet rolls for in case none are available
  17. Shampoos and soaps
  18. Sunscreen and other preferred lotions
  19. Towel
  20. Hairdryer, hairbrush, straightener, hair clips and ties, and any waxes or gels you might use
  21. A razor
  22. A pillow and a blanket
  23. Entertainment such as magazines, puzzle games etc

Optional depending on your destination

  1. Swimwear
  2. Beach towel
  3. Sunglasses
  4. Sandals
  5. Hat
  6. Beach games
  7. Insect repellent

Things to remember

  1. Let loved ones or friends know where you are going and for how long
  2. Arrange for someone to check in at your place often or to feed pets/ water plants
  3. If you tend on forgetting small items such as keys, leave your house keys with someone you can trust
  4. Nominate a person who you can notify of your travelling progress and latest stops so that they can arrange for assistance should you be in trouble
  5. Arrange for lifts to and from your boarding and disembarking locations and your destinations
  6. Write down important numbers of the area you are visiting so that you don’t get stuck in a difficult situation. These include sector police, emergency and ambulance services, and community policing forums
  7. Pack snacks and water to keep you fed and hydrated on the bus

Be sure to book your tickets at www.greyhound.co.za

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