Whether you’re a first-time traveler or a major cosmopolitan, it’s always helpful to have a detailed understanding of what you need before heading to the airport. And, depending on the destination, you may need to make some changes. Packing for a trip to Alaska, for example, is different from packing for a trip to Thailand. However, luckily for you, they follow the same basic pattern. And that is why we came up with a general guide to help you pack and plan your next trip like a pro.
This one’s a major point. Wherever you’re headed, having a durable, lightweight and flexible suitcase is essential. The most important feature to look for when making this decision is that the luggage has a warranty.
Think about traveling with a broken wheel, or a damaged handle…not fun! Brands that cover their products with warranties are a great way to help narrow down your choices. There are a few types of luggage you can opt for:
If you’re planning on specific activities like hiking or swimming, make sure that you pack and organize with these in mind. Keeping your suitcase neat is critical in ensuring you can fit everything in with no issues. If you find that you don’t have space for everything, try compressing your clothes. With compression, you can reduce the volume of your clothes (by eighty percent!), and keep them neatly folded.
Start with a general packing list:
Remember, pack smart and not too much. You can always wear the same outfit twice (it’s really not a big deal, we promise). Depending on your destination, sunscreen and mosquito repellant may be useful.
If you’re not checking in your carry-on or keeping your toiletries with you, make sure they are TSA-approved, and light. You don’t want to be carrying a large bottle of mouthwash when you could use that space and weight for other essentials.
Here are some items you should bring:
Make sure you’re fully equipped in case you have a headache or a random stomach ache on your trip.
Such health items include the following:
Make sure that you start collecting absolutely every legal or governmental document you may need for your trip. Whether for a flight, to rent a car, or sign up for an attraction, you will need certain documents:
There you have it! The essentials for your adventure. Traveling can be super exciting, but losing your passport or forgetting it at home will ruin your trip. Make sure to take extra precautions before leaving to the airport to confirm that you have taken everything you need.
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