Things to Carry while Traveling
Whether this is your first trip or you’re a seasoned globetrotter, it’s always helpful to have a rundown of what items you may want to pack – you know, a comprehensive international travel checklist.
Bookmark this travel packing list because you’ll want to refer to it as your trip gets closer. It’ll serve as a tool to tell you what to pack, but also will help you make sure you’ve thought of everything else you might want to pack.
No matter what your travelling instincts are (adventure or some relaxing family time) here is a list of ‘Must-Takes’ to help you when you are ‘on the go’.
1. Wear the Gear
You must know how many and what types of clothes to pack. Those depend on where you are going, what activities you are planning and how long the vacation is. Apart from a few comfy clothes carrying a swim suit, and a comfortable pair of sleepers or thongs (as we call them in Australia) is highly recommended. Place comfort over fashion and you will not regret it.
2. Travel Docs
When traveling, important documents must not be forgotten to bring and pack in your bags. For overseas, you need at least a passport, flight tickets and visa if needed. Local trips would only include tickets for your transportation either by plane or train. It is always a good idea to carry your driving license or ID and copies of travel insurance. When getting travel insurance, you must choose a plan that includes health on the coverage. This is the best recipe for some extra peace of mind!
3. Money Matters
You need to have some cash and ATM, debit or credit cards whenever you spend a vacation overseas or within the country.
Never forget to carry some handy cash. If you are one of those ‘perfect planners’ then it is good to have some planning of the amount of money you intend to spend on the trip. Manage your money wisely.
4. The DIGI Stuff
It is obvious that you plan to take your camera along with you but also do not forget to carry the extra memory for camera. Make sure you have packed the camera charger and also plug converter in case of international travel.
Laptops, iPads, mobile phones and MP3 players are also items you like to bring to your holiday destination. Most vacationers find these things important during a vacation. If you bring battery-operated devices, you have to bring extra batteries and chargers or cables as well.
5. Find Your Way
Always, always, always carry hotel info, directions and number (if you are pre-booked). Going to a place for the first time is fun and adventurous. You may get lost along the way trying to find a specific landmark because you do not have any map at all. So maps and guides are also must haves.
6. First Aid Needs
There is no harm in carrying a first aid kit for just in case, especially if you are travelling with kids. You can now climb the mountain and go for a bike race without worrying.
7. Read and Relax
If you are one of those book buffs then nothing is a better travel companion than a good book. An e-book reader can really add fun to your trip if you plan to relax and rejuvenate.
8. Playing it Away
While traveling with friends or with family board games and card games can be good fun. Select games depending upon the number of people traveling and unwind!
9. Sunny or Rainy – Be Prepared
It is also necessary to carry stuff that can protect you against the sun and the rain. If you go to a beach, you must have a bottle of sunscreen lotion to avoid getting tanned. Sunglasses, umbrella and raincoat are also essentials.
10. Knicks and Knacks
Knicks and knacks like a travel pack of anti-bacterial wipes, some zip-lock bags, all sizes, a notebook (for a quick jot down of travel adventures), important phone numbers are always welcome!
List of the important materials one should carry as per the travel itinerary
1. Rucksack waterproof cover.
2. Sleeping Bag
3. Karrimat (carry-mat).
4. Trekking Shoes.
5. Water bottle (to carry at least 2 L).
9. Minimum Personal Clothing but to include an extra T-Shirt .
11. Tissue paper
14. Plastic Covers for wet/dirty clothes and garbage.
16. Sun Glasses
18. Energy Food ( Chocolate bars, Flavored milk, dry fruits
19. ID cards.
20. Contact list of person, telephone no. and address (in case of emergency).
21. Sun screen lotion.
22. Book and pen to keep trek-journal entries.
24. Odomas or mosquit repellant
25. Wollen gloves
27. Army/swiss knife
28. Extra pair socks
29. Under garments
30. Water-proof jacket/sweater
31. Sun cap
32. Winter cap
35. Electrolyte drinks, etc ).
36. Glucon-D (glucose)
39. Tents (depends on the trek).
40. Lightweight utensils for cooking, stove.
41. Food items, ration (fruits, veggs, rice, etc) or ready to eat meals.
42. Few old newspapers.
43. Garbage bag.
44. Good length of rope
45. Wollen socks
46. Insect/mosquito net
48. Travel guide
49. Waist pouch
51. Lock and key
52. Blades/ Scissors.
53. Cotton/Gauze (assorted sizes).
56. Adhesive tape.
57. Band aids (assorted sizes).
58. Bandages (assorted sizes).
59. Antiseptic ointment
60. Crepe bandage (in case of sprain).
61. Anti-Diarrheal medicine.
62. Crocin (paracetamol).
63. Pain reliever (avoid sprays).
66. Iodine tablets
67. Metronidozole (Fasign) to cure bugs
69. Acetazolamide (Diamox)
70. Air Pillow (optional)
71. Waist Pouch
72. Video Camera +batteries
77. Book to read
80. Soap strip
81. Toilet tissue roll
82. One Candle (Small)
83. Sewing kit (Niddle-1)
84. Buttons (4)
85. U pins (6), All pins(4)
87. Thread 20 feet app.
88. Cold cream
90. Clean cloth
91. Wollen shirts
92. Trek stick
94. Wollen socks
95. Chap Sticks
97. Pocket Mirror
98. Mouth wash
99. Wind cream
100. Ski poles
101. Nylon strings
All the essentials can be altered as per type of destination and travel preferences.
Korners of India