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Travel smart – the full list of packing essentials

USA | Sunday, 29 July 2018 | Views [62]

In case you are a person who travels a lot, then you already know the importance of keeping everything organized. The annoying feeling that you forgot something at home or at the hotel when you return won’t go away until you recite the list of things you’ve packed in your mind. It would be much easier if you’d create a list of packing essentials to respect each time you live, regardless if it is for a long or short period of time. By putting this list together, you will be able to apply it easily, even if you find out about the departure two days before. Say goodbye to stress or any other inconvenience that you associate with travel packing. Here’s what you should always keep in mind:

Your documents and financials

First of all, you will need to make up a list with the documents that are paramount for travelling. You can buy a map and place the documents you need together. Start with the passport and the visa – these will condition your passage from one country to another. Next, print your plane tickets and the bill that came with them or your boarding pass. You should always carry with you a copy of these documents outside the map, in case they get stolen or lost. This way, you won’t risk spending more money on back-up plane tickets.

Travel aids

Secondly, you will have to pack some travel aids. Without them, you might need to buy these items from the location you are visiting, and they can be quite expensive. It’s better to be prepared instead of having to buy these on the spot. Read and print a travel guide for the location you are visiting. This way, you will quickly manage to see all the tourist attractions in the appropriate period of time. Pack some travel locks as well, for extra safety.

Clothes and toiletries

The number of clothing items and toiletries you take with you directly depend on how much time you are going to spend at your destination. For a weekend trip, you won’t need more than 3 outfits and some travel-sized toiletries. For longer periods of time, you might have to organize your clothes beforehand and decide which ones to take with you because you risk overpacking and you’ll only pay more on luggage taxes. Organizing everything makes it much easier to handle. Plus, you won’t risk losing anything by knowing exactly what you are bringing with you.


It’s very important to take care of your valuables. Jewelry, credit cards, your brand-new Omega Speedmaster watch – anything that’s too expensive to replace. Ask if the hotel where you are staying offers safe locks for storing your valuables. This way, you won’t have to worry about the safety of your most precious objects. Be careful not to forget them inside the safe lock though. Set a reminder for each category of items when you pack your bag for going back.

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