Packing for an upcoming trip is both exciting and tiresome. Some people like the thrill of putting their things in their travel bags, while others can’t seem to find the joy in packing. Getting ready for a big trip? Fret not! This article will make the task easier for you.
It can be pretty overwhelming to pack for a trip. Of course, you want to make sure that you have all the essentials. The last thing you’ll need is to stress yourself out just because you forgot your toothbrush, shampoo, and all the things you can’t live without.
So whether you’re headed for a romantic trip to Paris or The Bahamas, the list below can help your trip go hassle-free. Get your pen and paper and list down the things you need to buy before your trip.
The most important thing to carry is your passport. After all, you won’t be able to anywhere far without it. Before heading out of your home, don’t forget to do a quick check on your tiny book.
Also, it’s essential to check if your passport is valid. Check the expiry date at least two weeks before your travel, just to be sure. In addition to a passport, it would also help to bring one valid ID, which would support your claim on your passport if you get questioned.
Pack at least two pairs of underwear for each day of your travel, and don’t forget to bring three or more extras. Indeed, you can wash your underwear while in your hotel room, but in most cases, you’d be too tired from exploring and visiting tourist spots.
Phone and Charger
You probably know how it feels when your phone’s battery is about to run low, and you wouldn’t want that kind of stress while you’re in an unfamiliar location. Before leaving your hotel room, make sure that your phone is fully charged. It will also help if you bring your charger if you plan to spend the entire day outdoor.
Clothes (depending on your destination)
Choosing the clothes to bring is most likely the most challenging part of packing. Understandably, you want to look good in your travel photos, so you spend hours and hours searching for the right OOTD’s for your beach escapade or wherever you plan to go.
If you’re going to the beach, be sure to bring swimwear, beach shorts, a maxi dress, and loose clothing. Men must bring half sleeve printed shirts, sleeveless tees, trunks, and denim shorts. Anyways, always remember that in the end, it’s all about how you carry yourself. You can even look like a boat maintenance services employee but hey, as long as you look fab, who cares?
Forgetting to bring money and exchanging it for the currency of the country you’re going to visit is a big travel mistake. Before your trip, determine how much money you’ll need, add at least 20% more and prepare the cash as early as possible.
Often, hotels provide shampoos, soaps, toothbrushes, and toothpaste. But if you’re planning to stay in a cheap motel, there’s a high possibility that they don’t offer hygiene kits. Bring your stuff so that you’ll know for sure that you can take a relaxing bath upon checking in.
Painkillers and Medicine
Having painkillers and medicine in your bag is vital when you’re on the road. You’ll never know when headaches will attack you. If you are aware of your allergies, make sure to bring your medicines for allergies as well. And besides, you can also share these medicines in case one of your companions needs them.
You will badly regret it if you forget to bring your camera, most especially if you’re planning to make a vlog about your trip. However, the good news is that smartphones have great camera resolutions too. The only downside is that your phone’s battery will quickly run low if you use it for taking photos.
First Aid Kit
Every experienced traveler must have a handy first aid kit. You need to bring it anywhere, anytime, especially if you’re off to an extreme adventure. Your first aid kit doesn’t need to be bulky. As long as it contains the basic things like bandaids, gauze, alcohol, and cotton, then you’re good to go.
Bring a few snacks that you can put in your bags’ pockets. Take a few chocolate bars or some of your favorite biscuits. These tiny bars can be a lifesaver when you get stranded in a place without food access. Plus, they can satisfy your cravings too!
Hopefully, this list sheds some light on you on what you need to bring on your trip. Take note that these things are just the essentials. You can bring almost anything you want as long as they fit your luggage.