Travelling packing list – What to take and what to forsake

Travelling packing list – What to take and what to forsake

The Essentials

(*These are better off saved online)

PASSPORT + (ten photocopies)

*Driving License

Airline Tickets (printed out copies)

*Train/bus tickets (if pre-booked)

*Hostel Bookings

*Health and travel insurance

Credit/Debit cards (I would recommend getting a Caxton or other prepaid currency card to save money on withdrawals and other transactions)

Cash – (bring some dollars, they are always useful)

Prescription medicines

Glasses + spare pair (+ *glasses prescription in case you lose them)

 

Clothes (girls)

Underwear X 7

Socks X 2

Bra X 3

Bikini X 3

Short shorts X 2

Trousers (linen trousers are light and scrunch up)

Jeans

Gym Leggings/top

Long Dresses X 2

Short dresses X 3

Mid length Skirts X 2

Long skirt

Strappy tops X 7

T-Shirts X 4

Longsleeve top (for temples / mozzie protection)

Jumpers X 2 (Just take one if you can)

Jacket (If going somewhere cold)

Shirt

Crop top shirt

Espadrilles/flipflops

Trainers

 

Clothes (guys)

Underwear X 7

Socks X 3 (trainer socks are better)

Swimming Shorts X 2

Shorts X 3

Trousers (light linen trousers)

Jeans

Jumper

T-shirts X 10

Longsleeve top (temples / mozzie protection)

Hoodie

Shirts X 3 (light/perhaps short sleeved)

Jacket (If going somewhere cold)

Espadrilles / flip flops

Trainers

 

Toiletries

Sanitary towels / tampons

Toothbrush (with toothbrush cover), toothpaste, floss

Shampoo / conditioner (2 in 1 takes up less room)

Deodorant

Hand sanitizer

Shaver

Razors (legs / face)

Sun cream (SPF 30)

Aftersun / moisturiser (for that deep burn)

Flannel

Sink plug

Make up

Make up remover

Baby powder

Wet wipes

Lip balm (with SPF)

Cotton buds

Nail clippers / nail file

Tweezers

Insect repellent (DEET 50%)

Bite cream / bite zapper

Comb / brush

Hair bands

 

Medical Kit

(easier to buy an all in one medical kit – we got ours from Nomad travel when we got our jabs done)

Plasters

Bandages

Safety pins

A needle/sewing kit

Antiseptic wipes

Antiseptic cream (Savlon)

Antidiarrheal (Imodium)

Antacid (for indigestion)

Ibuprofen / paracetamol

Antihistamines (hayfever can be a big problem abroad / bite relief)

Oral rehydration sachets (guaranteed you’ll need these at one point)

 

Gizmos and Gadgets

ipod / MP3 player

Camera/video camera (+ batteries, 8GB memory card, films, cables, tripod)

Mobile phone

Macbook

I-Pad

Spare batteries (for shaver)

Phone chargers (for batteries, phones, etc)

External USB stick

Plug adapter (check which type you need beforehand)

Torch / head torch

 

Miscellaneous

Sunglasses

Hat (cap / bandanna/beanie)

Towel (optional – most places have these)

Playing cards

Eye mask / Ear plugs

Travel pillow / squishtie pillow

Books

Safety pin / sewing kit

Swiss army knife (always useful)

Duct tape (for minor to major repairs)

Bin liner (for wet clothes or as an emergency rain cover)

Pens and paper

Journal/notepad

Waterproof cover for bag

 

What to put in your carry-on bag 

Documents

  • Passport
  • Plane tickets/Check in printout
  • Driving Licence (if you’re hiring a car)
  • Visa details if required
  • Hotel address/map for other end

Technology

  • Mobile phone and charger
  • Headphones
  • Laptop, Ipad or Macbook
  • Converter plug

Travel Comfort, Entertainment, and Information

  • Travel pillow, eye mask, and ear plugs (I tend to put these in one little bag as I’m a bad sleeper)
  • Books
  • Cards
  • Guide books, maps, language books, etc.
  • Hand sanitiser or wet wipes
  • Glasses and sunglasses

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