Apr 25 2011

CFCA travel tips: Don’t leave home without …

Are you preparing for an upcoming mission awareness trip? Our veteran travelers in CFCA’s international department have given us a list of crucial items they said they can’t leave home without.

  • Kleenex (small travel size packets)
  • Mosquito repellent
  • Head lamp or flash light
  • Hand sanitizer gel or hand wipes
  • Melatonin capsules (to help regulate sleep while adjusting to new time zones)
  • A good book
  • Sunscreen
  • Ziploc plastic bags or grocery sized bags (to put wet and/or dirty clothing)
  • Nasal spray
  • Aspirin
  • Pillow + extra pillowcase
  • Antibiotic like Ciproflaxin
  • Walking shoes
  • Flip-flops
  • Photocopy of passport
  • Gatorade or other energy drink (single serving size packets)
  • Vitamin drink mix such as Emergen-C
  • Snacks like Cliff bars, trail mix, etc.
  • Travel alarm clock
  • Headphones/music
  • Ear plugs

Let us know if there’s anything you like to travel with that’s not on the list. Happy traveling!

0 thoughts on “CFCA travel tips: Don’t leave home without …”

  1. Great tips! I never travel without my travel radio alarm clock. I like that I can hear the radio for weather conditions and local music wherever I am. Also, if i’m abroad, I never forget my travel adapter for my computer and other electronics.

  2. When I went to India I took a yo-yo with me. It fit easily into my pocket and as soon as I took it out, I became an instant kid magnet!

  3. All good selections. I would add a small journal to write informaiton and reflections for the day. A hat for the sun and maybe some lip balm for sun protection as well. Money taken should be in small bills and not worn looking or ripped. Small things to interact with the kids if possible like small bottles of bubbles and fingernail polish and maybe a hacky sack (small ball) to kick around or a jump rope. They make personal size servings of peanut butter too which you can spread on the granola bars if the food isn’t agreeing with you.

  4. 3 – 4′ surgical tubing to use for clothes line. woolite hand wash
    small amount (3′) duct tape wrapped on a sharpie pen
    cheap watch with alarm (instead of travel alarm clock)
    small medical kit (bandaids, etc.)

  5. What do you recommend about anything like a tablet or other computer-related equipment? I am thinking you tend to recommend against, but I also know I am going to want to record my impressions, etc., and am not sure a plain old pencil and paper are going to be “fast enough” for all of the impressions I want to retain. Thanks!!

    1. Thank you, Paula, for your question regarding computer-related equipment.

      We encourage you to call a mission awareness trip coordinator as trips differ from year to year. Much of our response will depend upon which country you’re traveling to.

      You can email trips@cfcausa.org or call the CFCA main office (800) 875-6564 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. Monday-Friday and ask to speak to a trip coordinator.

      All the best!

      ~Mission Awareness Trip Coordinators

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