Do you still overpack your suitcase when you travel? Don’t do it if you’ve had trouble closing your bag or if you think you’ll need another one. That’s the first indication that you overpacked and should repack using this list.
The benefit of flying light is that you will never have to pay extra baggage fees or worry about missing luggage again! Choose flexible apparel that you can mix and match, and keep in mind that you’ll actually buy some things that you can wear as well.
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If you’re going to a hot destination like Cuba, you’ll need to bring beach essentials like a swimsuit, sunscreen, and shorts. If you’re traveling to Europe, however, you can bring an umbrella, a warm jacket, and walking shoes. It all depends on where you’re going, where you’re going, and how the weather is, so check the forecast ahead of time and pack appropriately, including the travel items mentioned below.
When on holiday, you should still know where these important things are. It’s terrible if you lose them because it’ll ruin your journey. Even if you can buy a new travel guide or map in the country you’re visiting, it’s still convenient to bring your own from home, particularly if you’ve made notes on the pages. If you’re going to a location where pickpockets are common, keep these things hidden under your clothes (or in a tamper-proof bag).
Travel wallet* Passport* Cash and credit cards* Cell phone and charger* Travel information/itinerary/photocopy of passport* Travel guide with map and phrases Cards and cash in a travel wallet
These products (along with the rest of the list items with stars beside them) will be useful in your carry-on, and you’ll thank yourself later when you need them on that long nine-hour flight. It shouldn’t be difficult to be relaxed on a plane if you pack the right things and are prepared for something.
- Using earplugs
- Mask for the eyes
- Pillow for travel
- A hat
- A sarong or a big scarf
- Foldable flats/flip-flops
- Face wipes or a face towel or wet wipes
- Girl using a travel pillow and wearing an eye mask
Instead of folding your clothes in your suitcase, roll them up. If you want to go even further, place rolled-up clothes in extra-large zip locks and squeeze out all of the air to compact your clothes even further. Place tissue paper on both sides of the garment before rolling it up if you’re traveling with a delicate item that you don’t want wrinkled. To keep your shoes clean, wrap them in plastic shower covers.
- In a suitcase, putting clothes
- Things for the bathroom
You can always depend on the free shampoos, lotions, and other amenities provided by the hotel. If you want to bring your own, limit liquids, creams, and gels to no more than 100 grams if you intend on putting them in your carry-on bag. Since the pressure in the air cabin shifts during a flight, it’s best to place all of your liquids and creams in a zip lock bag in case they spill. Plastic wrap and elastic may also be used to wrap the top.
- Toothbrush, floss, and toothpaste in a travel size* Shampoo and conditioner (optional)
- Moisturizing cream (optional)
- Travel wipes* Makeup Deodorant
- Questions & Answers (travel-sized pack)
- Shaver, as well as a travel-sized shave gel (not in your carry-on)
- Travel-sized toiletries (prescriptions, allergy medications, pain reliever capsules, etc.)
- Hair elastics * Ziplock with laundry detergent* Chapstick* Tissues* Eye drops* Hand sanitizer* Chapstick* Tissues*
- Eye drops* Hand sanitizer* Chapstick* Tissues* Eye drops* Hand sanit (optional)
- A hairdryer (optional)
- A straightener that can be taken with you on the go (optional)
- A towel that dries quickly (optional)
- Toiletry bag for travel
- Snack foods
Aside from the delicious airplane food, it’s vital to have something to eat to keep your energy up and hunger at bay. Passengers are usually only given small cups of water, juice, or soda for the duration of the flight, so bring an empty water bottle through the gates and fill it up at a fountain before boarding unless you want to keep asking the flight attendants for more refreshments. When the plane is taking off and landing, chewing gum will help relieve the pressure between your ears.
- Water bottle* Nuts* Gum* Protein/granola bars
- Snacks for travel
Place all of your device’s chargers inside a glasses case or a small plastic container to save room and help you organize your bag. This way, you won’t have cords all over the place. If you want to carry your electronics, place them in the middle of your suitcase to avoid injury. Additionally, if you place a “fragile” sticker on your suitcase, it will be placed at the top of the pile and will not be tossed around by baggage handlers.
- Wall converter for voltage
- Computer or tablet (optional) with a camera and spare batteries
- Cameras on the beach, chargers for all electronic devices Entertainment
Getting one of the things below might be your best travel buddy, whether it’s to keep your mind occupied while en route to your destination, chart your travels, or keep you entertained. Noise-canceling headphones are also useful for long journeys when you need a break and some peace and quiet.
- E-book reader, magazine, or book* Journal and pen
- Travel speakers* Headphones
- Miscellaneous travel journal
These are things that will come in handy if you intend on doing a lot of shopping or if you’re traveling to various locations with pools or beaches nearby and don’t have access to laundry service.
- Additional zip-lock containers (for the items you buy on your trip)
- Shopping bags made of plastic (for dirty laundry or wet bathing suits)
- Cover for the pillowcase (optional)
- A plane takes off into the sunset.
Regardless of your destination, everyone at Travomania wishes you a happy packing and a safe journey! Please share your packing advice with us!