Here are some travel Essentials. Whether going on a weekend or planning a dream vacation, packing your bags can sometimes be challenging.
We have prepared this handy travel list to facilitate this step and help you not forget anything essential. You’ll need to tailor it to the destination and season (for example, a weekend in the snow or a long road trip in the summer), but you can start with this:
Let’s start with the things we’re most likely to forget:
- Cash (local currency)
- Current converters (don’t forget to check the size of the wall outlets!)
- Small backpack for everyday use
- Playing cards
- Music / Podcasts / Movies (on your smartphone / iPod)
- Pen / Paper
- A good book
If you remember these things, you’ll be good to go, and you’ll have some entertainment (playing cards) and the opportunity to have some privacy (headphones) and sleep (earplugs).
Bring A Small Bag of Washing Powder
It only takes a few minutes to hand wash a little underwear and socks in a sink, so you don’t need to bring many of them. You only need a handful of them if you’re leaving for several months.
If you take thin underwear and socks, they will dry much faster. In a hot country, you can generally put them to dry outside overnight unless the humidity is too high. So carry a small bag of laundry detergent with you.
Bring Worn Clothes and Underwear
It is good to be able to lose some belongings during the trip. You can slip some souvenirs in your suitcase (hand luggage) on the way back. Only one piece of hand luggage per person. Choosing to take only hand luggage has many advantages. It’s cheaper because you only pay for your checked baggage. It’s better for the environment because the planes are lighter.
Travelling is more enjoyable when you don’t have to carry and drag all those pounds in traffic, narrow streets, and upper floors. You can move faster and even get into a regular taxi.
A significant advantage: you minimize your time choosing what you will wear. When you only pack a few clothes, there aren’t many choices to make. You leave much faster; after all, travelling is about visiting and seeing places – not wasting time deciding what to wear.
Most people spend 80% of their time wearing 20% of their clothes, so leave the 80% at home, and you’ll be fine.
Wash on the Destination
Here is a good tip that will help you travel light. Bring some laundry soap in a travel-sized bottle. You can wash your clothes in the sink as you need them.
You should not take a lot of underwear with you and wash it every other night. Bring items that dry quickly.
How Many Clothes Should I Bring to Travel?
Here’s a list of what I usually take for a hot destination. Men can generally get away with even less.
Two pairs of shoes: one for walking and a couple of sandals, which can be used both on the beach and to go to the city in the evening.
Three shirts: a tank top, a dinner decoration and one with long sleeves. Preferably one that I can put on top of the other two.
One pair of jeans. If I don’t bring jeans, I get a couple of tights or leggings and two dresses. One skirt that goes with everything, and 1 or 2 dresses. If I take two, I take a thin one and a thicker one (especially if I’m not sure what the weather will be).
1 or 2 pairs of socks and underwear. Always wear the heaviest items, such as jeans, on the plane. They take up too much space, limiting the hand luggage’s weight. And it’s handy if it’s cold on the plane.
Liquids in Travel Format
Sometimes people use large shampoo bottles as a reason to save a bag when they fly. They bring enough lotion to last a month.
Most supermarkets can buy small travel versions of shampoo and sun lotion. Bring a small sunscreen for the first or second day so as not to burn yourself, and then buy one in a supermarket.
Home sellers will try to convince you that sunscreens you can buy in other countries have a lower SPF because they are not stored in direct sunlight. The SPF decreases when a bottle is kept in direct sunlight, but buy sunscreen in a supermarket, and you’ll be fine.
We always buy everything in miniature, because we travel a lot. So we don’t have to think about the size of the bottles when we pack our bags, and the little perfume bottles are also super cute.
Travel Souvenirs with A Use Value
We like to have memories of the places we visit. We don’t always buy something, but when we do, we try to find something that has great use value.
You can make your kitchen utensils a collage of travel souvenirs. Small bowls, spoons, a plate, a knife, maybe something for the bathroom, towels, clothes, shoes, jewellery and bags are perfect.
Make a wish list on your phone with the things you want or need in the coming year. This way, you’ll know what to look for when you travel. Remember to check your “wish list” before buying something so you don’t get carried away.
The iPhone, Instead of the Camera
The camera on my iPhone 4s is so powerful that I no longer need my old digital camera. If you’re a photographer, you may have a hard time accepting this, but if you have a standard small digital camera anyway, I think you can do without it – if you have a new smartphone.