There are two types of people: those who count down the days until vacation and pack their bags weeks in advance, and those who do everything at the last minute. No matter how experienced you may be as a traveler, you have to prepare for your trip in advance. If you are planning a trip for more than a week, it is better to pack your bag right in advance.
Make a list of things you need and break it down into categories. For several days write down everything that comes to your mind. That way you won’t forget an important detail. It works! You can also make it the basis for your next trips, changing only the smallest things.
Documents and Money
This is the first and most important thing. Keep your documents and money with you at all times, it’s best to have a small purse that you can carry in your hand luggage. Pack your documents in a special wallet or waterproof bag.
First Aid Kit
Probably the most important part. We recommend that you bring two first aid kits. One with the most necessary drugs, and the second with the rest.
What you must take in any case:
- Individual medications for chronic illnesses
- Painkillers and antipyretics
- Cold remedies
- Anti-allergy medicines
- Snake and insect repellents
Also, if you constantly get motion sickness, don’t forget anti-seasickness medication and paper bags.
Do not take a lot of clothes and shoes – experience shows that almost half of the things you took on a trip are not worn.
Clothing should be comfortable and not give discomfort, so do not take unworn shoes with you to avoid blisters. Try to take only those things that can be combined. Why do you need to travel if it does not fit with anything? And, of course, take into account the climate of the country or region you’re visiting.
Makeup and personal care products
If you do not need decorative cosmetics on vacation or you do not use them at all, then about the care and personal care products you certainly do not say so. You have 2 options: 1) take it all with you and 2) buy it in another country (which can sometimes be quite expensive). Make that choice based on your capabilities. But remember that you may take no more than 100 ml of liquids on the plane in your hand luggage. And don’t forget that tons of cosmetics and millions of jars are not useful to you. Leave that stuff at home, because the minimum amount will be useful for traveling.
Now it is impossible to imagine a comfortable life without gadgets. And it’s not just about the headphones and phone. But if in addition to them you have no other devices or maybe you do not want to overload yourself with devices, then your phone should be your universal assistant. Install all the apps you need for travel and check if they all work without access to the Internet because in some situations it’s pointless to hope for help with the online method.