Prepare to Travel in 2023
International Travel Prep
for Backpackers, Budget Travelers, and Digital Nomads
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Get Ready to Go!
Sorry, the free Transition to Travel Checklist™ is being reworked for the needs of a post-pandemic travel experience. Watch for announcements of a new offering!
Getting ready for international travel can be stressful, especially if planning for your first extended trip abroad. Having a detailed, step-by-step guide to follow really helps.
The 20 modules contain travel prep tips and advice that can save you stress and money before a trip.
The Transition to Travel Checklist + Minicourse
As a travel writer and digital nomad, I’ve been using this checklist to prepare for travel for 15+ years. It works!
I created the Transition to Travel minicourse (free) to help future budget travelers and digital nomads prepare for their extended trips abroad.
Since 2007, I’ve helped thousands of backpackers to prepare for travel overseas.
You can keep track of your progress by completing each step in the minicourse. See you on the road.
Sorry, the program has been paused for now! Watch for updates in the near future.
How to Get a Passport
Choose Which Vaccinations
Decide When to Travel
Check Onward Ticket Requirements
Book a Flight
Get a Visa If Necessary
Choose Travel Insurance
Prepare Money and Finances
Set Up Your Travel Tech
Decide How to Communicate
Prepare a Travel Binder (for Home)
Get Paperwork Ready
Prevent Some Stress Later
Buy Trip Supplies
Book the First Hotel
Plan for the First Airport
Take Care of Your Car
Things to Do Before Leaving Home to Travel
What to Do Last Minute (Travel Checklist)
Don’t let fear stop you. Escape.
You can live a life of travel.
See you on the road!
Creator of Science of Escape
Paused for now. A new version will be released in 2023!
The Transition to Travel minicourse is a “living” document. Rather than create a PDF download that could become outdated, we host the checklist live so it can be updated frequently.
The “last updated” date is featured prominently at the top so you can be sure the travel prep advice you’re seeing is fresh and accurate!
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