How to Plan for International Travel

How to Plan for International Travel

International Travel - What Documents to Take

International Travel - What Documents to Take

International Travel - Getting a Passport or Visa

International Travel - Getting a Passport or Visa

International Travel - International Driving Permit

International Travel - International Driving Permit

International Travel - Travel Insurance

International Travel - Travel Insurance

International Travel - Escorted or Independent Travel

International Travel - Escorted or Independent Travel

International Travel - What Types of Money to Use

International Travel - What Types of Money to Use

International Travel - How to Save for & During your Trip

International Travel - How to Save for & During your Trip

International Travel - How to Plan for Emergencies

International Travel - How to Plan for Emergencies

How to Pack for International Travel

How to Pack for International Travel

International Travel - How to Take Advantage of Off Season Travel

International Travel - How to Take Advantage of Off Season Travel

International Travel - How to Stay in Touch While you're Gone

International Travel - How to Stay in Touch While you're Gone

How To Sell Your Own Car

How To Sell Your Own Car

How To Pay A Fair Price For Auto Repair

How To Pay A Fair Price For Auto Repair

Pet Passenger Safety

Pet Passenger Safety

Car Theft Prevention Tips

Car Theft Prevention Tips

Prepare A Car For Extended Storage

Prepare A Car For Extended Storage

How To Keep Kids & Pets Safe In The Car

How To Keep Kids & Pets Safe In The Car

Steps To Be A Smarter Teen Driver

Steps To Be A Smarter Teen Driver

The Move Over Law Saves Lives

The Move Over Law Saves Lives

Importance Of Driver Education

Importance Of Driver Education

What To Do If An Animal Runs In Front Of You

What To Do If An Animal Runs In Front Of You

 Most Common Driving Mistakes To Avoid

Most Common Driving Mistakes To Avoid

How To Tell If A Car Has Been Flooded

How To Tell If A Car Has Been Flooded

What To Do If Your Vehicle Breaks Down

What To Do If Your Vehicle Breaks Down

How To Care For A Car At College

How To Care For A Car At College

Learn About Lost Car Facts

Learn About Lost Car Facts

Tips For Safe Winter Driving

Tips For Safe Winter Driving

The True Cost Of A DUI

The True Cost Of A DUI

Smart Features For Mature Drivers

Smart Features For Mature Drivers

What To Do About A Vehicle Recall

What To Do About A Vehicle Recall

E-15 Fuel Blend Cause For Caution

E-15 Fuel Blend Cause For Caution

Critical Winter  Car Care

Critical Winter Car Care

Dangers Of Disregarding Auto Repair

Dangers Of Disregarding Auto Repair

Get The Highest Resale For Your Car

Get The Highest Resale For Your Car

5 Steps For A Cleaner Car

5 Steps For A Cleaner Car

Tips To Avoid Road Rage While Driving

Tips To Avoid Road Rage While Driving

How To Prevent Dangerous Drowsy Driving

How To Prevent Dangerous Drowsy Driving

Maintenance Musts For Your Vehicle

Maintenance Musts For Your Vehicle

How To Drive To Reduce A Traffic Jam

How To Drive To Reduce A Traffic Jam

Travel Safety Tips For Road Trips

Travel Safety Tips For Road Trips

How To Test Your Driving Skills

How To Test Your Driving Skills

Tips For Tire Safety

Tips For Tire Safety

How To Plan A Stress Free Summer Road Trip

How To Plan A Stress Free Summer Road Trip

How To Choose A Quality Mechanic You Can Trust

How To Choose A Quality Mechanic You Can Trust

How to Drive To Minimize Fuel Use

How to Drive To Minimize Fuel Use

How To Talk To Your Mechanic

How To Talk To Your Mechanic

Don't Ignore Vehicle Warning Lights

Don't Ignore Vehicle Warning Lights

Protect Your Car From Hot Weather

Protect Your Car From Hot Weather

Tips For Maintaining Vehicle Appearance

Tips For Maintaining Vehicle Appearance

How To Buy A Car

How To Buy A Car

What To Do After A Collision

What To Do After A Collision

Holiday Travel Survival Tips

Holiday Travel Survival Tips

Independence Day Travel Forecast

Independence Day Travel Forecast

How To Choose The Best Driving School For Your Teen

How To Choose The Best Driving School For Your Teen

Why The 10 & 2 Driving Position Is Unsafe

Why The 10 & 2 Driving Position Is Unsafe

Driving Tips For Wet Roads

Driving Tips For Wet Roads

Cyclists And Motorists Share The Road For Safety

Cyclists And Motorists Share The Road For Safety

The True Costs of Driving

The True Costs of Driving

Understanding  Common Driving Safety Myths

Understanding Common Driving Safety Myths

Boost Fuel Efficiency With New Engine Technology

Boost Fuel Efficiency With New Engine Technology

 Top Green Cars On The Market

Top Green Cars On The Market

Tips To Extend The Life Of Your Car

Tips To Extend The Life Of Your Car

Adjust Mirrors For Improved Safety

Adjust Mirrors For Improved Safety

Prepare For Cars Without Spare Tires

Prepare For Cars Without Spare Tires

Car Seat Safety Tips

Car Seat Safety Tips

Safely Remove Snow From Your Car

Safely Remove Snow From Your Car

Seat Belt Safety Facts

Seat Belt Safety Facts

Booster Car Seat Facts

Booster Car Seat Facts

Forward-Facing Car Seat Facts

Forward-Facing Car Seat Facts

Rear-Facing Car Seat Facts

Rear-Facing Car Seat Facts

Understanding The Importance Of A Child Safety Seat

Understanding The Importance Of A Child Safety Seat

Be A Bike Safety Role Model

Be A Bike Safety Role Model

Creating a Bicycle Friendly America

Creating a Bicycle Friendly America

Bike Safety Tips For Adults

Bike Safety Tips For Adults

Share the Road to Prevent Accidents

Share the Road to Prevent Accidents

Understanding the Importance of Bike Safety

Understanding the Importance of Bike Safety

What To Remember When Renting A Car

What To Remember When Renting A Car

Easy Tips To Improve Fuel Efficiency

Easy Tips To Improve Fuel Efficiency

The Real Dangers Of Running Out of Gas

The Real Dangers Of Running Out of Gas

Common Car Care Tasks

Common Car Care Tasks

Stop Texting And Save Lives

Stop Texting And Save Lives

Sudden Tire Blow-Out Safety

Sudden Tire Blow-Out Safety

Maintaining Vehicle Appearance - Exterior Protect and Detail

Maintaining Vehicle Appearance - Exterior Protect and Detail

Maintaining Vehicle Appearance - Exterior Clean and Polish

Maintaining Vehicle Appearance - Exterior Clean and Polish

Maintaining Vehicle Appearance - Interior Maintenance

Maintaining Vehicle Appearance - Interior Maintenance

Tips for Maintaining Vehicle Appearance

Tips for Maintaining Vehicle Appearance

Improving Gas Mileage - What Determines Gas Prices

Improving Gas Mileage - What Determines Gas Prices

Improving Gas Mileage - Gas Saving Extras

Improving Gas Mileage - Gas Saving Extras

Improving Gas Mileage - Advance Planning

Improving Gas Mileage - Advance Planning

Improving Gas Mileage - Vehicle Maintenance

Improving Gas Mileage - Vehicle Maintenance

Improving Gas Mileage - Changing How You Drive

Improving Gas Mileage - Changing How You Drive

Improving Gas Mileage When Driving

Improving Gas Mileage When Driving

Engine Fluids - Windshield Wiper Fluid

Engine Fluids - Windshield Wiper Fluid

Engine Fluids - Transmission Fluid

Engine Fluids - Transmission Fluid

Engine Fluids - Power Steering Fluid

Engine Fluids - Power Steering Fluid

Engine Fluids - Brake Fluid

Engine Fluids - Brake Fluid

Engine Fluids - Coolant

Engine Fluids - Coolant

Engine Fluids - Oil

Engine Fluids - Oil

Tips on Engine Fluids

Tips on Engine Fluids

Shopping for a New Auto Battery

Shopping for a New Auto Battery

Auto Batteries - Understanding Auto Battery Testing

Auto Batteries - Understanding Auto Battery Testing

Auto Batteries - Battery Care

Auto Batteries - Battery Care

Tips on Auto Batteries

Tips on Auto Batteries

Renting a Car - Travel Technology

Renting a Car - Travel Technology

Renting a Car - Dealing With Breakdowns

Renting a Car - Dealing With Breakdowns

Renting a Car - International Rentals

Renting a Car - International Rentals

Renting a Car - Choosing Car Insurance

Renting a Car - Choosing Car Insurance

Renting a Car - Picking Up Your Rental Car

Renting a Car - Picking Up Your Rental Car

Renting a Car - Getting the Most Out of Your Rental

Renting a Car - Getting the Most Out of Your Rental

Driving Emergency - Run-off-road

Driving Emergency - Run-off-road

Driving Emergency - Tire Blowout

Driving Emergency - Tire Blowout

Driving Emergency - Stuck Accelerator

Driving Emergency - Stuck Accelerator

Driving Emergencies

Driving Emergencies

Distracted Driving – Testing Drivers While Text Messaging

Distracted Driving – Testing Drivers While Text Messaging

Distracted Driving - Text Messaging

Distracted Driving - Text Messaging

Distracted Driving - Cell Phones

Distracted Driving - Cell Phones

Distracted Driving - External Distractions

Distracted Driving - External Distractions

Distracted Driving – Distracting Passengers

Distracted Driving – Distracting Passengers

Distracted Driving - Stereos, GPS, and Other Electronics

Distracted Driving - Stereos, GPS, and Other Electronics

The Challenge of Distracted Driving

The Challenge of Distracted Driving

How to Avoid Distracted Driving

How to Avoid Distracted Driving

Saving Money – Setting & Achieving Financial Goals

Saving Money – Setting & Achieving Financial Goals

How to Open a Savings Account

How to Open a Savings Account

Types of Money Savings Options

Types of Money Savings Options

Reasons to Save Money

Reasons to Save Money

How to Save Money

How to Save Money

Where to Open a Savings Account

Where to Open a Savings Account

Savings - Compound Interest and the Rule of 72

Savings - Compound Interest and the Rule of 72

CD Laddering

CD Laddering

CD Early Withdrawals , Penalties and Maturity Options

CD Early Withdrawals , Penalties and Maturity Options

Comparing Savings Rates: APR and APY

Comparing Savings Rates: APR and APY

What Is a CD?

What Is a CD?

How to Invest in CDs, Money Markets & Savings Accounts

How to Invest in CDs, Money Markets & Savings Accounts

Retirement Savings - Compound Interest and the Rule of 72

Retirement Savings - Compound Interest and the Rule of 72

Retirement Savings - How to Roll Over an IRA

Retirement Savings - How to Roll Over an IRA

Retirement Savings - IRA Withdrawals, Rules and Penalties

Retirement Savings - IRA Withdrawals, Rules and Penalties

Retirement Savings - IRA Investment Allocation Options

Retirement Savings - IRA Investment Allocation Options

Retirement Savings - Finding a Provider

Retirement Savings - Finding a Provider

Retirement Savings - What is a Roth IRA?

Retirement Savings - What is a Roth IRA?

Retirement Savings - What is a Traditional IRA?

Retirement Savings - What is a Traditional IRA?

Retirement Savings - What Is an IRA?

Retirement Savings - What Is an IRA?

How to Save for Retirement using IRAs

How to Save for Retirement using IRAs

How to Remove Snow from your Car

How to Remove Snow from your Car

International Travel - How to Stay in Touch While you're Gone

International Travel - How to Stay in Touch While you're Gone

International Travel - How to Take Advantage of Off Season Travel

International Travel - How to Take Advantage of Off Season Travel

How to Pack for International Travel

How to Pack for International Travel

International Travel - How to Plan for Emergencies

International Travel - How to Plan for Emergencies

International Travel - How to Save for & During your Trip

International Travel - How to Save for & During your Trip

International Travel - What Types of Money to Use

International Travel - What Types of Money to Use

International Travel - Escorted or Independent Travel

International Travel - Escorted or Independent Travel

International Travel - Travel Insurance

International Travel - Travel Insurance

International Travel - International Driving Permit

International Travel - International Driving Permit

International Travel - Getting a Passport or Visa

International Travel - Getting a Passport or Visa

International Travel - What Documents to Take

International Travel - What Documents to Take

How to Plan for International Travel

How to Plan for International Travel

How to Change a Flat Tire

How to Change a Flat Tire

How to Maintain Your Tires

How to Maintain Your Tires

Buying Tires for Your Vehicle

Buying Tires for Your Vehicle

When to Replace Tires

When to Replace Tires

Buying a Car - Maintaining the Vehicle

Buying a Car - Maintaining the Vehicle

Buying a Car - Negotiation

Buying a Car - Negotiation

Buying a Car - What to do with Your Old Vehicle

Buying a Car - What to do with Your Old Vehicle

Buying a Car - The Dealer Experience

Buying a Car - The Dealer Experience

Buying a Used Car in 6 Steps

Buying a Used Car in 6 Steps

How to Buy a New Car

How to Buy a New Car

DIY Auto Repair vs Professional Repair

DIY Auto Repair vs Professional Repair

Choosing an Auto Mechanic

Choosing an Auto Mechanic

Auto Maintenance - Safety, Reliability, and Longevity

Auto Maintenance - Safety, Reliability, and Longevity

Factory Auto Maintenance Schedules

Factory Auto Maintenance Schedules

Auto Maintenance vs. Repair

Auto Maintenance vs. Repair

Winterize a Car - Surviving a Roadside Breakdown

Winterize a Car - Surviving a Roadside Breakdown

Winterize a Car - Preparing an Emergency Supply Kit

Winterize a Car - Preparing an Emergency Supply Kit

Winterize a Car - Tires

Winterize a Car - Tires

Winterize a Car - Battery

Winterize a Car - Battery

Winterize a Car - Cooling System

Winterize a Car - Cooling System

Winterize a Car - Heaters, Defrosters, Wipers

Winterize a Car - Heaters, Defrosters, Wipers

Winterize a Car - Exhaust & Fuel System

Winterize a Car - Exhaust & Fuel System

Winterize a Car - Engine & Fuel System

Winterize a Car - Engine & Fuel System

Winterize a Car - Brakes / ABS

Winterize a Car - Brakes / ABS

How to Winterize a Car

How to Winterize a Car

Prepare A Car For Extended Storage

Prepare A Car For Extended Storage

How To Save Money For A Vacation

How To Save Money For A Vacation

Tips For Holiday Travel With Family

Tips For Holiday Travel With Family

How To Pack Everything In A Carry On

How To Pack Everything In A Carry On

How To Pack For A Stress Free Move

How To Pack For A Stress Free Move

Tips For Staying Healthy While Traveling Abroad

Tips For Staying Healthy While Traveling Abroad

Tips for Worry Free International Travel

Tips for Worry Free International Travel

Preparing For A Semester Studying Abroad

Preparing For A Semester Studying Abroad

Passport Application 101

Passport Application 101

Improving Gas Mileage When Driving

Improving Gas Mileage When Driving

Improving Gas Mileage - Changing How You Drive

Improving Gas Mileage - Changing How You Drive

Improving Gas Mileage - Vehicle Maintenance

Improving Gas Mileage - Vehicle Maintenance

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How to Pack for International Travel

AAA travel expert Betsy Sell shares tips for how to pack for international travel.

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Betsy Sell: Hello! I am Betsy Sell from AAA Travel and today we are discussing the basics of international travel. Now I would like to share some tips about how to pack for international travel including how to keep your valuables safe while you are traveling and how to comply with transportation security administration regulations and airline restrictions. First, consider what to do with your travel documents. Do not pack these items in your checked bags. Keep them secure and handy. You will have to show original documents at the airport. When you are at your destination, keep them in a secure, accessible place. You must carry a government issued photo ID such as your driver's license with you at all times, but you can leave other documents in the hotel's safe or in your locked hotel room. Make copies of all important documents including your passport and itinerary. Leave one set at home with friends or relatives and keep the other set with you separate from the originals. Now let's move on to what goes in your carry-on luggage. The following rules apply to all liquids, gels and aerosols you want to carry through a security checkpoint. They must be in three ounce or smaller containers. Ladies, be sure to include any items from your make-up bag, they must be placed in a single quart-sized, zip-top, clear plastic bag. And only one quart-sized bag per person is allowed. Keep this quart-sized bag accessible, you must take it out of your carry-on and place it in a bin or on the convener belt for extra screening. Exceptions to the three ounce container include prescriptions and over-the- counter medicines, baby formula and breast milk and other essentials like liquid nutritions or gels if you have a disability or medical condition. Other restricted items that maybe prohibited from both carry-on and checked luggage include sharp objects, sporting goods, guns and firearms, tools, martial arts and self-defense items, explosives, inflammable materials, disabling chemicals and other dangerous items. Check the TSA website at tsa.

gov for additional information on what is allowed and what is not. Now here are some other handy packing tips. If you are going to be gone longer than your three ounce bottles of liquids and gels will hold out, you can pack larger sizes in your checked luggage. Choose a suitcase that is easy for you to manage when walking through the airport or that you can lift easily into the overhead bins on the plane or train. One with 360 degree wheels is easy to maneuver. And keep any medication in your carry-on bag, anything that you cannot do without for few days should be in your carry-on bag. Bring a change of clothes in the carry-on bag as well. In the event you are separated from your luggage, you will have a change of clothes with you, and pack extra plastic bag especially for toiletries. These items in carry-on or checked luggage can leak and you don't want them to ruin your clothes. Leave valuable jewelry at home or wear it if you are going to have it with you. Never pack it, and never leave it in your hotel room. Be sure to check the weather for your destination as well and bring appropriate clothes. Try to avoid over packing, it's harder to get around if you are trailing a lot of luggage. If you are traveling for long time, brings small packets of detergent to wash some clothes while you are on the road. And also remember to save room for your purchases. If you plan to shop, pack less. Divide clothes among your suitcases in a way that ensures you have essentials if one bag is lost. And if two of you are traveling together, fill each suitcase with half of your clothes and half of their clothes. So if one bag is lost you will each still have some clothes to change into. Rolling clothes rather than folding them will give you more room and they tend to get less wrinkled in your suitcase. Pack last what you will need first, so you can get it with very quickly on arrival at your destination. So there are many useful gadgets available to help make your international trip more enjoyable. If you don't already have these, consider purchasing a digital camera, an iPod or an MP3 player, electricity converter and wall plugs for different countries, two prongs or three prongs. Other useful items include a foreign language dictionary, puzzle games, magazines, travel guides and maps for your destination. Luggage locks that are TSA approved for security access, a travel journal and first aid supplies such as aspirin and bandage. Again, try not to over pack. Many items can be purchased at your destination if you decide you need them. Think about what you use on a daily basis and what you cannot do without. Be sure to check the size, weight and number of bags allowed by the airline, train or motor coach you will be using. Remember airlines now charge extra for checked bags. Some motor coach companies limit the allowable number of bags and often trains have restricted storage space for luggage. So that's the basics on packing for an international vacation. Next we will talk to you about how to take advantage of off-season travel bargains.