Lets agree we all know that the items we take with us on each trip depend on the type of travel we do, our traveling days, our tickets etc.
So let s assume as well that you are about to leave on a great ten days trip (…New York maybe…?) and you can have a regular bag and a backpack with you… Here we go then, we provide you below with our list of travel essentials for big travels!
- Visa if required (esta etc.)
- Credit card
- Cash in foreign currency
- Driving license
- Waist bag
- Waterproof (disposable)
- Travel Insurance
- Charger (with proper adaptor)
- Printed tickets (each airport has its own rules)
- Memory cards
- Sleeping Plane Pillow
- Sleeping Mask
- Socks (for long haul flights)
- Pocket Book or ebook
- Sport Shoes
- Flip flops
- Thermal wear
- Clothes, lingerie
- Travel size shower gels etc.
- Tissues, wipes
- Painkillers, antiemetic pills etc.
- Hat, sunscreen (if required)
- Windproof Jacket Lightweighted (if required)
- Protective cover for toilet (in India, for example, you will need it)
We usually travel on a low budget (perhaps always…) so when we have normal baggage with us we put some cereal bars and coffee shots to carry with us in our backpacks as we wander in cities and between meals for some extra power shot!
You must always have printed or marked somehow the main addresses like the one of your hotel or accommodation (eg. Screenshot especially in countries where they do not speak English the photo helps a lot), see before the traveling day how to travel to and from airports and departure times. Big airports are so big that you have to calculate the hours correctly to avoid losing flights and connections.
Generally speaking, keep with you anything that can be printed (eg. if you mobile gets stolen, which is not impossible… Have boarding passes in printed form, etc.).
If you travel light with a backpack take advantage of yourself. Pockets, clothe cases anda Even your head can be used to carry a hat!