How many of you agree with the saying ‘to travel is to live’? If you are a travel freak and love to wander like there’s no tomorrow, then congrats, you are living your life to the fullest! Traveling is indeed the best therapy! Hitting the roads, feeling the fresh air across your air and grooving on 90s classic tracks is a magical feeling altogether.
But, most of the time we forget to pack some important things out of excitement. Have you ever experienced this and regretted it later? If yes, don’t you worry coz’ we have got you covered! In this article, we have made backpacking easy for all the travel lovers out there! Once you pack your luggage, you can simply go through the below list to check whether you missed anything or not.
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List of things that should definitely be in your travel bag!
If you have not yet made your packing checklist, no worries at all! Just go through the below list of items and get ready to have an amazing time with your loved ones!
Every trip is incomplete without music. Music relaxes the mind and changes the mood. Earphones are probably the most crucial thing you must carry with you. Be it wired ones or wireless, one pair of earphones is must to revitalize your mind and body. So, get ready to enjoy the gorgeous landscapes with some soothing music!
- Waterproof covers and bags
Your important documents including your passport and id proof are something that cannot be replaced! You can buy new clothes and accessories but it is very difficult to get a new passport! So, for all such vital documents, all you need is a waterproof cover or bag.
- Power bank
Let’s accept it, you just can’t leave without your darling smartphone. And, on a trip, you will not have the bandwidth to charge your phone every now and then. In order to keep your phone always charged, don’t forget to pack a power bank along. Charge your power bank often so that you can use it efficiently to charge your phone whenever in need.
- Travel-friendly pharmacy
There are high chances of some tragic incident happening or anyone falling sick due to unforeseen circumstances. In such a case, always carry a small pharmacy bag with you. From fever to cold to cough to in-digestion, make sure you carry some tablets for each of these basic sicknesses in your travel pouch. Moreover, a first-aid kit can also be added to the list if you are on an adventurous trip. This one will surely be of a great use to you for which you can thank us later!
- Identity card
Believe it or not, your identity card is the most valued document ever. Doesn’t matter if you are in your country or in some international country, your id card can be checked anywhere at any time. A government-issued id proof today is the most vital document which will be verified everywhere from airport to hotel.
We know you don’t want to lose your natural glow by exposing yourself to the sun. We completely understand your concern and that’s why we have included sunscreen on the list. If you are going to a beach, a sunscreen is a must. And, if you are going to a hilly region, make sure you carry a cold cream with you! These items will help you protect your skin from all extreme weather, dirt and pollution.
- Packing cubes
You surely don’t want to keep your bag messy. If you want to keep it clean and organised, packing cubes are what you need! Available in different sizes and for different uses, you can arrange your things accordingly and immediately know where to find the things you are looking for!
- Spare debit card
Coming to the major part which is money! Even if you miss carrying some important items, you can buy them if you have enough money. In case you run out of cash or your card doesn’t work, it is better to have a spare debit/card with you. If your card gets lost or stolen, it is also important to have the card details written somewhere so that you can block it immediately.
- A book
A book is indeed man’s best friend! If you are planning to go on a long vacation, do carry a book with you. Choose one of the best sellers and read it in free time. While you are traveling from one location to another, you can utilise the time in reading and healing your mind with some renowned work.
Last and the coolest one on the list. Trips are meant to be memorable with some insta-worthy pictures. In order to get the most stunning picture, don’t forget to grab a pair of shades along. Wearing them will make you look classy and help you get some of the best pictures!
Things you must not carry while traveling
Every trip has to be enjoyed with an open heart and mind. One way to do so is by traveling light. You can leave all the unwanted things at home and pack the most required ones. Below is the list of things you can ignore packing as they will also be available in hotel rooms.
- Shower gel or soap
- Flip flops
- Face wash
- Hair brush
So, this brings us to the end of the article. Hope this article becomes your go-to guide while packing your luggage. We have covered almost all the key items that are necessary on any trip and if we missed anything then do let us know in the comments below.
Anushka Oza, a product of the ‘90s, a sincere devotee of Pink Floyd, and a free spirited package of positive energies! Extremely social and fun to be around, this wordsmith takes her work seriously. She is an avid reader, big foodie and travel junkie.