Is there anything worse than realizing too late that you forgot to pack something essential?
You’re already in the plane, train, or car and think to yourself, did I really forget to pack that?
Well, say goodbye to this last-minute panic thinking.
With this travel essentials list, you’ll have everything you need for a safe, successful trip.
This list of items includes must-have travel accessories you will need for your journey. Most of them are intended for airplane travel.
- Travel pillow
- Compression socks or tights
- Portable charger and charging cords
- Disinfecting wipes
- Comfortable shoes (slip-on preferred)
- Reusable water bottle
- Compact blanket or blanket scarf
- Wallet (including identification) and passport
- Entertainment (book, e-reader, etc.)
Along with these items, you may want to carry with you a few toiletries like a small toothbrush and toothpaste. You can use these as needed while you’re travelling and then access the rest of your toiletries later.
Obviously your choice in clothing will depend on your destination. But in case you’re worried that you are forgetting something, here is a comprehensive list of clothes you should pack.
- Long-sleeved shirts
- Sweaters/jackets (preferably that can be layered)
- T-shirts or tank tops
- Socks (consider thick wool socks for camping)
- Scarf, hat, gloves (if necessary)
- Underwear, bras
Laying out all of your clothing first will help you visualize whether you are missing something. If you are unsure of the weather at your destination, pack layers that you can easily wear alone or together.
Be practical when packing clothes and think about packing items that you can wear for multiple occasions.
These hygiene products are easy to forget, so double-check this list before you finish packing.
- Shaving supplies
- Contact lenses and solution
- Makeup and makeup remover
- Hand sanitizer
- Nail clippers
- Prescription medications
- Washing microfiber towels
If you haven’t heard of washing microfiber towels, you’re going to love them! They are great for camping as well as staying in hostels and hotels.
Depending on how much space you have ane the type of travel you are doing, you may want to bring a small first aid kit. Also, keep in mind that for any carry-on bag for air travel all liquids must be less than 3 ounces.
Now that you’ve packed all your travel essentials, check that you have included these miscellaneous items.
- Necessary travel documents
- Copy of passport
- List of allergies
- Water purification
- Paper, pen
- Laundry bag for dirty clothes
- Motion sickness medication
You can also check out the CDC website to see what they recommend based on the country you are visiting.
Travel Essentials List – Complete
This travel essentials list can be modified for your needs and based on your destination.
By packing smart, you will never forget important items again. Stick with this list and travel relaxed, knowing that you have everything you could possibly need.
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