29 Awesome Thing To Add In Your International Travel Checklist
After making all those searches and booking of tickets and hotels one of the other things that are necessary is to pack things in an organized way in the backpack which will help make traveling pleasurable. So here are 29 awesome thing to add in your international travel checklist.
The excitement while booking tickets for the place you wanted to travel since long or the excitement to pack things in your backpack for that week-long trip to the mountain or beaches or just imagining the thing you would do while on the trip is sufficient enough to make you happy and increase that dopamine count in your body.
It’s no secret that traveling
once a while is the best way to reboot your body and soul. The ever-refreshing aura of the new place you are visiting or the thrill to explore the unknown place with your friends or family help you to rest your mind form the hectic schedule of your normal work life.
1) First thing first, a backpack
Before starting to pack you must start by checking the condition of your backpack. Look if it needs any repair or you need to buy a new one. In the first case, you should check the zippers, handles, look for torn pockets or straps. You can get them to fix easily fixed at a nearby shop if you need it. On the other hand, if you’re looking to buy a new one, you go for a location-specific backpack or a one that you can take anywhere. You can choose from a strolley with four wheels or a rucksack with enough space for your things.
Preferably if you’re planning to go for trekking or hiking you can choose from a range of rucksack bags that you can carry on your back. But if your traveling doesn’t include the above you can go for a duffle bag or a strolley.
You must have heard that footwears form one of the most important parts of our attire and packing some comfortable footwear is important. They can range from slippers, sandals, running shoes, bellies or heels to trekking and hiking shoes.
Whatever you pack, it must be comfortable let alone stylish. You can pack them according to your trip. If you’re going to beaches you can carry slipper or sandals, if you’re going for trekking or hiking to mountains you can trekking or running shoes that are comfortable for a long duration. On the other hand, you can pack a pair of good sneakers of bellies if you’re visiting for site seeing.
3) Sunglasses and an extra pair of glasses
Other than enhancing your photographs sunglasses
would protect your eyes from dust and bright sun. A good pair of sunglasses will add to your style statement. You can choose from 1000s of frames
and lenses but you must take note of the quality of lenses.
You can get a UV protection lense and a dust or scratch-proof lens which is more durable. Apart from that, you can choose a frame contrasting with the face structure that will go contrast to your faces and will look good on you.
If you wear power glasses you must carry an extra pair of power so that if one gets damaged then you can use the spare one for the trip and your trip
will not go to the soil.
4) Undergarments and clothes
Pack enough undergarments
for your trip. You might not be getting a chance to wash them so carry at least 4-5 pairs of undergarments, handkerchiefs, and socks.
Apart from that start packing your clothes
a day or two before so that if you need anything you can get them from the market in time. Plus if you leave something behind you will have enough time that you remember.
Always remember to carry a water bottle with you. It solves many problems viz. you would not be using single-use plastics thus doing green good deeds
, saving money from buying packaged drinking water as you can refill your bottle at a water cooler.
The size of the bottle should also be kept in mind, you don’t want to carry a bottle so small that it will last for a few sips but also not a big that makes it difficult to carry. If you’ve to buy packaged drinking water try to reuse the bottle instead of throwing it in dustbins.
Though the use of plastic money (Debit or Credit Card) has reached almost all around the globe it is always wise to carry enough cash for an urgent or necessary requirement. If you’re going to some other country get your currency exchanged
from the bank.
You can also divide the cash and keep some in your luggage and some in your wallet. It also saves you from spending on unnecessary items *wink*.
If you’re not one of those who rely on mobile phones for photography then you must pack your camera
in the backpack. Check the camera if it needs any repair and clean the memory to have space for the trip. You can also buy an extra memory card
for the trip as you don’t want to leave yourself high and dry in a situation where you in beautiful landscapes but do not have enough space in the camera. There are many good options also if you want to buy a decent camera at a reasonable price.
Keep your IDs handy in a separate compartment in the backpack so that they are easily accessible when asked for. You can also keep photocopies of your IDs you can save their photo on your phone. Missing them behind is the situation you do not want while traveling and it becomes all the more important if you are traveling
in another country.
Though it is silly to mention it as it is the most crucial thing. But we have to include here because we can make the mistake of forgetting them. Save them on your phone or keep a hard copy for the same.
Take a small zip lock bags and keep all your necessary medicine which you might need. A standard small first-aid is a must with common medicines for headache, vomit or stomach ache.
The thing we are trying to emphasize here is to be organized for and remind you of these little things that one often forgets to pack in their backpack while they traveling.
Music while traveling can make your journey very pleasant and you can never go wrong with a comfortable set of headphones or earphones
so that you can use them for a long duration.
If they are wireless, make sure that they are fully charged and working. This can help you to enjoy your journey without disturbing others.
Reading a book
while traveling can be a good way to spend time. Therefore carry a book you wanted to start reading or a one you have to finish.
This will also make you more productive. Apart from traveling, you can take a book
for reading on the beach or among the mountains with a great view in front will make your experience more pleasant.
Remember to carry the soap, shampoo, and your other bath products along with you. You might get one in the hotel but if you’re planning to go trekking or camping as you will not get them in the wild.
If you want you can also carry a hard copy of the map of the place you’re going to trekking or camping. As internet service might be an issue in the wild a map can be useful if you know how to read a map and figure out directions.
15) Hotel booking receipts
Carry a hard copy of hotel bookings
with you to keep yourself from any hassle at the time of check-in. Get them printed in advance and keep them handy.
If you’re going to travel to another country then keep your passport and visa or other documents in the backpack in advance to prevent any chance of forgetting them. You don’t want to arrive at the airport or railway station without your passport and travel documents at the last minute.
17) Toothpaste and toothbrush
Taking care of personal hygiene is all the more important while traveling. You might find toothbrush or toothpaste at the hotel but it is okay to carry your own. Apart from you can pack a hand sanitizer
for the journey to keep your hygiene in check.
Carry a few fruits and other eatables
while traveling with yourself can save you some money which otherwise you would spend on buying during the journey. You can carry fruits and dry fruits which you can anywhere.
If your job requires you to work at any time you can also pack your laptop with charger with you. This will save you time as you would not need to look for a nearby internet café or using the one at the hotel.
Though it might look useless as every smartphone
has one but carrying a small flashlight will not do any harm. While trekking or camping at night you may find yourself in the need of a flashlight.
21) Zipper Bag
Carrying a zipper bag can be very useful. You can keep your wet clothes in it and avoid ruining other clothes. Carrying one from home or using plastic from packaging will also help you reuse plastics.
It can also be used to keep electronic items safe.
Taking your favorite sitcom or TV serial on your phone so that you watch it on your smartphone will help you pass time while traveling and you might not even realize when did you reach your destination.
You can watch your favourite movie with your loved one at night under the stars while camping or on the beach. But if you have a big internet plan you can always count on streaming sites like Netflix
with the added feature of downloading the content.
Having a good quality sunscreen
can protect from sunburn in summer and will keep your skin from getting tan on a bright sunny day. You can use it on the beach or at a high altitude mountain
. SPF above 25 or 30 is good enough to do the job.
You can pack mosquito repellent spray or cream and save yourself from harmful mosquitos. Many diseases like dengue or malaria are spread by mosquitoes. It becomes all the more important when you’re going for trekking in wild or traveling to a country where mosquito-borne diseases are prevalent.
A wristwatch can do two things at the same time. First, it can be an addition to your style statement. Second, it can be useful as many smartwatches are available in the market and can do many functions like playing music, maps, attending calls, or displaying messages.
It might be weird to pack a small glue stick in your backpack while traveling but you will be amazed how useful it would be when you required one.
Broken specs, or headphones or anything it can be a quick fix at the time of need until you find a shop to get things repaired.
Slingbags or waist bags
can be very useful to keep things like cash, IDs, smartphones or travel documents handy. With a sling bag, you can save yourself of the trouble of opening your luggage bag to take out things you which are required from time to time.
28) Rain cover for backpack
Having a rain cover for your backpack or rucksack bag would be very useful. Though not always useful you will be very happy if you find one when you need it.
Apart from its use in the rain, it can also be used to keep your wet your wet clothes separate from dry ones or keeping your electronic item safe in rain or while going to the beach. You can also pack a small handy umbrella too for yourself.
A sleep mask can be useful in your trip that includes traveling far distant places. On-road or train journey or a flight, you can put it on and sleep like a baby.
Also buying a sleep mask that comes with a gel can be perfect for the sore eyes at the end of the day.
Traveling done in any way can find a place in your memory lane for a lifetime but it will be enjoyable one if you’ve your things organized. The most important thing is to stay safe and aware of your surroundings. You will always gather a different experience while traveling such as meeting new people from different cultures. And by organizing your backpack for travel you will make your journey and tour
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