Travelling is like magic. Gaining experiences, making and capturing memories and one place at once, is the best approach. Regardless of whether you lean toward travelling solo, taking trips with sweethearts or significant others, going on family vacays, or ticking off spots on your wishlist, we as a whole realize plans collapse without proactive planning and proper travel agencies. Mark these words!
If you love travelling and travel is at the forefront of your thoughts, you really need to read this post. Got a trip coming up? How about we chalk out a certain packing checklist that will enable you to pack easily for any place you are going straight away.
- Passport and Travel Documents
The most important thing is to pack your passport and other travel documents for an international trip. Don't forget to pack your identity card, credit and debit cards, cash converted into the currency of the destination you are travelling to, medical and travel insurance and other necessary travel documents to declare at the port of entry. Keep these safe!! Losing any of these can get you into big trouble.
- Clothes To Pack
Do research about the weather and environment of the place you are planning to travel to. Whatever the season is, be it winter or summer, pack your clothes accordingly. Packing clothes usually takes most of the time and roughly more than half of your bag and it's better to keep fewer clothes so, it doesn't use much space of your bag. Pack the clothes that you are comfortable in, are easy to wash, dry quickly and need no maintenance.
Pack your shorts, t-shirts, track pants, trousers, jeans, jacket and few mix-and-match going out outfits. Don't forget to keep one or two extra undergarments and a pair of socks. Most importantly keep a carrier bag for your dirty laundry.
Since you are travelling, you are walking by yourself which implies that you need comfortable shoes to walk in. Don't get too carried away hair. Pack according to your plan. If you are planning a beach vacation then keep flip flops or beach sandals with you.
If you have a fancy dinner or party planned ahead then carry a pair of formal or party footwear like black heels or nude platforms. Pack trainer shoes or walking or hiking shoes if you are going hiking, camping or a mountainous place. And, always keep closed shoes like white or black converse in general.
The most important thing, toiletries if handled well then you are sorted. Never pick the bottle sizes and liquid stuff always go for a travel size of the products and solid ones.
Pack your essentials like toothpaste, toothbrush, razor, earbuds, body lotion, sunblock, deodorant, perfume, face wash, shower gel or bar soap, shampoo and conditioner, nail clippers, wet wipes toilet paper, hairbrush and hair styling tools like elastics, hair spray and bobby pins.
Carry the stuff that's essential. If you are planning to work while travelling, only then carry a laptop otherwise drop it. Don't forget the charger for your cell phone and camera. Pack a universal plug adaptor and also electrical converter for voltage converter for your chargers and hairstyling iron. And don't forget to pack a memory card, power bank, USB sticks and chords.
Medicines and First Aid
If you are on any medication then don't forget to carry them along with you. Don't forget to carry general medical prescription like pain killers, wound cream, pain relief sprays, allergy medication, fever and sore throat medication, motion sickness pills and for diarrhoea and upset stomach.
Pack first aid like band-aids, adhesive bandages, mosquito and insect repellent, sanitizer, burn ointment and cotton balls.
Check and study the weather and pack the travel gear accordingly. Pack camera bag, comfortable carry on luggage bag, a side body bag, water bottles, thermal flask and cup, sleeping bag liner, portable power pack and charger, cable lock, notebook, microfiber towel raincoats, torchlight, lighter, tissue packs and sanitary pads.
Pack travel pants, socks, shoes, gloves, jackets or parkas and crocs.
Accessories and Makeup
Accessories and makeup are important to transform your any outfit. Smart dressing is important to look cool and fashionable on your trip. Pack your scarves, hats or caps, shrugs, sweaters, cape shawl, belt or any other layer you can add to pull off your look.
Pack accessories like earrings, finger rings, necklace, side bags, sunglasses and contact lenses (if you wear any). If you are carrying a contact lens then pack lens solution as well.
Avoid packing runny liquid makeup. Go for solid ones. Pack makeup removing wipes or pads, lip balm and other makeup stuff of your preference.
Trip Itinerary/Travel Guide Read
Remember to pack trip itinerary or travel guide read so you don't get lost. It helps in scheduling and exploring the place. Make a list of phone numbers, hotel names and trains and bus stations and their routes and timings and keep a map with you. Finalize the checklist with everything that might come handy during your trip.