Travel – Such an exciting word! Pumps up your mood instantly right?
Traveling can be a lot of fun unless you forget to pack those ‘comfortable shoes’ that saves your legs after a long day of exploring. The common mistake that a lot of us do is we plan extensively about the destination we chose, hotels we are going to stay in, places we will visit & cuisines we will eat but neglect a very important factor until the very last minute – what to carry & what not to carry?
Travelling will be fun if you pack smartly & NOT carry a 100 kilos of luggage with you, the lighter you pack the easier your life will be when you are on the go.
Here are a few of my Travel Essentials:
1. Documents – Passport, Visas (If required), Flight tickets, Travel & Medical Insurance.
2. Money – Debit Cards, Credit Cards, Prepaid Travel Cards or hard cash. I prefer keeping very little hard cash on me & Prepaid Travel cards with me so I know how much I should spend on my trip & not go overboard.
3. First-aid – Carry basic first aid like paracetamol & allergic pills. Oh yeah! Also antiseptic cream if you are as clumsy as me and tend to trip over the tiniest of pebble.
4. Clothes & Accessories –
a) Pack Wrinkle free clothes so that you don’t have to worry about ironing them.
b) Carry clothes & underwear that dry quickly.
c) Carry really comfortable shoes & NOT ‘pretty looking’ shoes, They are good for pictures but will KILL your legs.
d) Pack clothes which you can mix & match with some of your other clothes. This way you would not be required to carry a lot of clothes.
5. Personal items –
a) Buy small travel bottles to transfer your face wash, body wash or shampoos for your travels
b) Tooth paste & brush
c) Nail Clippers
d) Hair brush
e) Disposable Razors
f) Sanitary & hygiene products if you are a girl, obviously.
g) Moisturizers & Sunscreen lotions
h) Last but not the least – Your Phone, it serves for various purposes like Calls & Messages, Photographs, Flash light, GPRS, read books, Mirror, use your smartphones to monitor your heat rate, play games on your phone when you have to stand in a long que or post a lame joke on your social networking site – Just to torture your followers.
I hope this post helps & motivates you to pack that bag & also encourage you to explore the world – sooner than later because as the saying goes:
The world is a book and those who do not travel read only one page – Saint Augustine
Until next time.