Thinking of starting your travels back up? It’s definitely been a while since we all have been able to get out there and start exploring what this beautiful earth has to offer. With all the restrictions that have been put into place it has really put a hold on traveling in the last little while. Good news is, things are starting to open up again allowing individuals to travel from one country to another.
For most, this has been a great time for people to brainstorm on their next adventures. Let’s dive into different kinds of travel kits and checklists that can be extremely useful for your future plans!
We all know that there are two different kinds of packers out there. The ones who over pack and the ones who under pack. Do you know which one you are?
Of course, depending on your travel plans, under packing could be beneficial for backpack travelers. Having an easier load is more beneficial as you're always moving around with your belongings.
An over packer can be okay for the ones who go on all-inclusive or even on a cruise ship as these types of travels don't necessarily have the need to keep moving their luggage. However, keep in mind that there’s overpacking a few items, and then there’s really overboard!
Whether you're traveling with a companion or alone it is always important to have your essentials with you.
Staying organized may not be everyone's specialty, however there are ways to help you stay organized through your packing and adventures!
First thing to keep in mind prior to packing would be to figure out your destination of travels. This will help you prepare correctly what it is you should pack in your carry on and luggage. As there are different types of travels such as:
- All Inclusive
- Cruise Ships
- Family/Friend Visits
- Work Travels
- Group Tour
- RV Road Trip
- & so much more
Secondly would be to check all your personal items such as passport, driver’s license, credit cards and any other specific documentation that may be required for your destination of adventure. Even in some countries, depending on the length of time, may require a travel visa to be issued. Doing the research prior to departing will help ensure a smooth outcome of your trip to give you the relaxation you deserve and to minimize the risk of ending your trip sooner.
Now that you know where you’re going, it’s time to pack! Researching the climate will give you an idea of what kind of items to pack.
- Cold destinations: Warm clothes, shoes, jacket etc.
- Warm Destination: Summer clothes, swimwear, sunscreen, etc.
- Active Trip: Hiking shoes, water bottle, bug repellent, etc.
- Road Trip: Travel guides, comfy wear, emergency car kit etc.
A great packing tip would be to do any of your vacation shopping one week or so before departure. This is a good idea, so you don’t forget anything that you wanted to bring.
List of Travel Essentials
Creating a travel checklist is a great form to stay organized prior and during your travels. Creating a checklist prior to packing to help ensure that no essential items were missed. Take a look below of some checklist items that can be alternated depending on the destination.
- Packing List
- Travel documents
- Travel insurance
- Comfortable travel clothes
- Credit cards
- Carry-on bag
- Lip balm
- Eye mask
- Hand sanitizer
- Book or EBook
- Universal adaptor for all those electronics
- Refillable water bottle
- Sunglasses / Reading glasses
- Travel pillow
- Personal headphones
First Aid: It’s always important when doing any sort of traveling to ensure that you have some items in case of an emergency.
- Cream (inflammation, bug bites, or swelling)
- Chamomile (tea bags to improve digestion)
- Hand sanitizer
Travel Size Emergency Kit: For those who have difficulties relaxing on planes, it would be good to bring something that can help calm the mind naturally and go to sleep without the effect of feeling drowsy as you might need to wake up in a few hours depending on your destination.
Feel Better Kit: Adding a cough and cold item to your kit in case of feeling under the weather. Sometimes this can happen when traveling elsewhere. Due to the weather change and being exhausted can sometimes leave our immune system a little more fragile.
Skincare Kit: This of course is not mandatory however a great plus in having in your luggage. No matter where you are in the world, it’s always important to take good care of your skin. Keeping it nice and moisturized during the temperature and climate changes. To guarantee that your skin is getting the nutrients it needs.
Are you ready, all packed? Now put your feet up and relax as this is going to be a long flight, drive!
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