Useful pdfs for travel

Here are some free pdfs that might come in handy when you’re on the move: an emergency phrasebook, a mini-atlas, a conversions table, basic recipes, and more.

The goal of this blog is to create useful pdfs for travel that you can print out or download – in the past few months I’ve published a phrasebook, a cookbook, maps, etc.

I still have a few pdfs to go, but I thought I would pause for a moment to put everything in one place. These pdfs are also mostly in the menu for this blog except for a few that I haven’t gotten around to yet.

Phrasebook. A hundred emergency words from English to six popular languages: Arabic, Chinese, French, Hindi, Russian, and Spanish.

Atlas. Thirteen pages of world maps from the CIA World Factbook.

Cookbook. Twenty very basic recipes so that you can put something on the table whatever the situation and wherever you are: simple pancakes, simple curry, simple mojitos, etc.

Children’s games. Fourteen basic, no-equipment children’s games, so that you can keep the kids entertained in those difficult travel moments.

History of the World. An eight-page history of the world from the Big Bang through COVID-19.

Conversions table. This is a one-page conversions guide for weights and measures.

Alphabets. A few alphabets that might come in handy: Morse, NATO, Arabic, Hindi and Russian, plus the International Phonetic Alphabet.

Work-out. An extremely basic no-equipment work-out to keep fit when you’re traveling from hotel room to hotel room.

Personal information. A chart to help you fill out important info before you take off: contact numbers, frequent flyer or insurance numbers, vaccines and medical information. My post where I explain how to fill this out is here.

Personal finance. An extremely basic personal finance planner for an oversight of your personal finances (income statement and balance sheet). Again, my post explaining how this is supposed to work is here.

Packing lists. Basic packing lists for women, men and families derived from the r/onebag subreddit.

In addition to these pdfs, I’d recommend downloading a survival guide and a first aid guide. There are plenty of pdfs online or you might think about buying Lofty Wiseman’s SAS Survival Handbook, which has a first aid section. (This is an Amazon Affiliate link, so I will receive a commission if you buy the book or even just click through).

And, of course, don’t forget your actual travel documents:

  • Passport and maybe a copy or two
  • Tickets and reservations
  • Insurance documents.

Hope some of these are useful and happy travels.

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