Wesleyan Heritage Journey: Packing Tips
What should you pack? First and foremost be comfortable! Pack clothes which can be worn in layers and colors which allow you to mix and match. Note that in many European Cathedrals shorts and sleeveless outfits are not permitted. Please remember that you are responsible for your passport and carry-on at all times.
Consider the following ideas when you pack:
- Your favorite pair of walking shoes
- ( warm cardigan sweater
- 2 pair of slacks
- 1 pair of jeans or casual pants
- 3 cotton shirts
- Rain coat, rain hat and small umbrella
- Swim suit
- Converter and Adaptor plugs
- Travel Alarm
- Swim suit
- Emergency Sewing Kit and First Aid Kit
- Travel packs oftowlettes and tissues
- Powdered laundry soap
- Camera, film, extra battery and Journal
- Wash Cloth (unlike what we are accustomed to, European hotels do not provide wash cloths).
A few additional things to note:
You have paid porterage for one suitcase. The airlines will allow one suitcase (not to exceed 30" x 21" x 10" and 50 lbs.) and onesmall carry-on (not to exceed 12" x 12" x 18"). Be sure all of your bags are clearly marked with your name and address. It is always advisable to pack any medicine and valuables in your carry-on bag which will always be with you.
Plan for cool weather during the days and even cooler evenings. Temperatures will range but the average is 40 - 60 degrees. Bring hats and gloves!
Major credit cards and traveler's checks are accepted in most places. One English pound equals approximately $1.50. Automatic Teller Machines are available throughout England for your convenience. If you ask for a special favor from the hotel staff you should tip them as you would at home. A voluntary Love Offering for our Guide and Driver will be taken as an expression of our appreciation for their services. Suggesteddonation is £20 -£25 for each.from each passenger.
If you need medical attention while abroad, contact the reception area of the hotel. Your travel host should also be notified.
There is a five hour time change difference. 11:00 p.m. EST in the USA is 4:00 a.m. the next day in England and Scotland.
Breakfast and dinner (except in London) are served daily.
The electric current in Europe and the Middle East is 220 volts. To operate small American appliancesyou will need both a Converter and Adaptor Plugs. In most English hotels coffee and tea service is provided in the rooms.
Please place luggage tags on suitcases and wear name tags at all times.
Calling from the UK can be costly. It is more economical for friends and family to call overseas than for you to call home.