What should we pack to travel ? 5 Steps

Travel is the movement of people between distant geographical locations, which can be empty your mind, get more joyful and enthusiasm to life.  So what should we pack to enjoy travel?  The right way to take your luggage with these 5 steps below:

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Step 1: Choose Your Main Luggage

Wherever you’re planning to go, pick luggage that is versatile, lightweight and big enough to hold all your essentials. The most important decision you’ll make is (as far as luggage is concerned) is buying a bag that has an awesome warranty. Traveling with a piece of luggage with broken wheel, handle or zipper is the absolute worst! Brands that back their gear with stand-up warranties build that promised durability into their gear. It’s also important to find a travel bag that’s as versatile as you need it to be, while also fitting all your stuff and being easy to carry.

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Step 2: Start with this clothing packing list:

The Basics 

  • Lightweight clothing that can be layered
  • Belt – Check out this one for a ingenuitive money protection option
  • Socks – wool socks are best for hiking
  • Comfortable walking shoes
  • Rain jacket, windbreaker or umbrella
  • Pajamas/sleepwear
  • Underwear
  • Sunglasses and glasses case
  • Swimsuit or swim trunks – consider a wet/dry organizer
  • Travel pillow, eye mask and ear plugs
  • Electric converters and adapters

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Pack Your Toiletry Bag

If you’re carrying on, keep your toiletry bag light and TSA-compliant. The TSA’s 3-1-1 rule makes it easy to remember: liquids, gels, aerosols, creams, and pastes must be 3.4 ounces (100ml) or less per container and they must be in a 1 quart-sized, clear, plastic, zip-top bag. To make this as easy as possible for you, we have a set that includes four 3-ounce silicone bottles in a quart-sized clear pouch that’s wipeable and has a water-resistant zipper.

Don’t forget the following travel essentials for your toiletry case:

The Toiletry Bag Basics 

  • Toothbrush, toothpaste, floss, mouthwash
  • Hairbrush or comb, hair ties, barrettes/bobby pins
  • Shampoo and conditioner
  • Sunscreen and face lotion with SPF
  • Make up packed
  • Face wash and/or makeup remover wipes and q-tips
  • Night time Moisturizer/Lotion
  • Lip balm with SPF and lipstick or lip gloss
  • Hand sanitizer or wet wipes

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Step 3:  Travel Health 

As soon as you decide to travel internationally, check the Center for Disease Control and Prevention’s website for comprehensive travel vaccines, medicines, and travel advice information. Whether you decide to get vaccinated or not is your decision, but many vaccinations require administration 2 months before travel begins. So get informed!

  • First aid kit (bandages, gauze, adhesives, etc.)
  • Personal prescriptions (copies of scripts)
  • Pain and fever relievers (also children’s strength if you are traveling with kids)
  • Thermometer
  • Cold medicines and throat lozenges
  • Diarrhea/laxative medicines
  • Allergy medicines
  • Hydrocortisone cream/antibacterial ointment
  • Multivitamins
  • Sunburn relief
  • Insect repellent/mosquito net/sting reliever
  • Motion sickness pills or bands
  • Altitude sickness pills (if you are planning to hike in higher altitudes)
  • Eye drops
  • Moleskin
  • Medicines and vaccinations specific to the region/activity

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Step 4: Prepare Your Personal Item Carry-On Bag 

The next thing you’ll want to do is prepare your personal item carry-on bag with anything you’ll want with you on the flight. It’s always a good idea to make sure you have an outfit (or two) and a few essential toiletries in your personal item just in case your luggage is lost. If you’ll be traveling around to multiple destinations, make sure this bag has items to keep you cozy on any train, boat or bus rides. It’s always nice to have a bag that’s easy to access so you don’t have to get into your luggage each time you need your eye mask. But remember, you’ll be carrying all of this, so keep it light.

We recommend you consider using a small daypack or backpack as your personal carry-on item. Here are some good things to include in your carry-on bag packing list:

Technology 

  • Mobile device and charger
  • Laptop, iPad, or E-reader and charger(s)
  • Headphones(consider noise-reducing headphones if you’re sensitive to sound)
  • Camera and Go Pro/video camera, memory card, and chargers
  • Electrical converters and adapters

Travel Comfort, Entertainment, and Information 

  • Travel pillow, blanket, eye mask, and ear plugs
  • Travel journal and pen (it’s awful when you forget your pen!)
  • Books and magazines
  • Deck of cards and travel games
  • Chapstick and lotion – it’s dry up there
  • Water bottle – you’ll need to fill it up once you get through TSA
  • Guide books, travel guides, maps, language guides, etc. (if you will need any of these upon arrival at your destination, put it in your carry-on)

 

Step 5: Collect Important Travel Documents, Cash, and Credit Cards

Start by collecting all of your important documents in a travel document organizer. (This travel organizer holds a passport, ID, credit cards, coins, documents, a boarding pass, and a pen!) By bringing all your important information together, this will help ensure you have everything you need to get from one place to the next. Not sure what you need? Here’s your international travel checklist, document-wise:

  • Passport/visa(s)
  • Personal ID/Student ID card – If you’re a student, some companies, like Sta Travel, offer discount cards to ensure you get good deals while on the road
  • Frequent flyer card(s) and other loyalty program card numbers (ex: hotel chains and AAA)
  • Cash and credit card(s) – Call your credit card companies before you travel to inform them of your travel (otherwise they might turn them off to prevent perceived fraud)
  • Health insurance cards/document(s)
  • Travel insurance information
  • Reservations and itineraries – print them and save them electronically for easy access
  • Hotel and/or tour contact information
  • Transportation tickets (plane, train, bus, car, etc.)
  • Emergency contacts and important addresses
  • Copies of all these things in case you lose your wallet
  • Guide books and maps

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As soon as you book a trip, it’s a good idea to double-check that your passports and IDs aren’t expired, and that they will not expire while you are traveling internationally. You’ll also want to inform your bank if you’re traveling abroad so they don’t assume fraudulent activity and freeze your credit card. Also consider emailing yourself a copy of your passport, driver’s license, medical cards and itinerary, so if anything happens to them you’ll be able to access them online.

After these 5 steps, just ready your time and enjoy your trip.