Trip Planner

Things to do Before Traveling 

If flying domestically, ensure that you have a REAL ID-compliant driver’s license or identification card. 

After May 7, 2025, a REAL ID is required for all passengers flying domestically unless you present an acceptable alternative, such as your valid passport.

More info about the REAL ID in South Carolina and nationally.

Check passport expiry date: 
You need a minimum of 3 unused pages* & a minimum of 6 months validity on your Passport from your trip RETURN date.  

* you need at least 1 page per number of countries if you are visiting multiple on that same trip.

Travel Necessities

  • Voltage converter/adapter(s)
  • Mobile phone & charger(s)
  • Tablet & charger
  • Camera and accessories (tripod, extra memory card), charging cable/
  • Extra batteries
  • Earphones for their electronic devices
  • Earbuds/earphones to plug into airplane entertainment system
  • Prescription medications (in original bottles)
  • First aid kit

Other Items

  • Small travel flashlight
  • Travel alarm clock, travel flashlight, binoculars, anti-bacterial wipes/hand sanitizer
  • Small, basic sewing kit; pack small scissors in checked baggage
  • Comfortable walking shoes
  • Dressier shoes
  • Collapsible umbrella/lightweight rain gear
  • Lightweight jacket
  • Sunglasses, sun hat
  • Toiletries (plus medical remedies, sunscreen, razors, toothbrush, & hair brush)
  • Warm coat, gloves, and water-resistant footwear (for cooler months)
  • Sleepwear