Packing Essentials

What should you pack? What are the essentials? Where do you start when packing?

One of the most overwhelming parts of travel is probably having to pack making sure you don’t forget anything.

Here is a list of my 10 essentials to help me when it comes to knowing what to pack for any trip.

Packing Cube

This is something most travellers own or have heard of, for me I couldn’t travel without them.

They stop me from overpacking but also organise my bag throughout my trip.

Soap Bars

Travelling or not I always use soap bars, they help stop the use of plastic bottles and when travelling I don’t have to worry about liquids spiting or liquid limits when travelling hand luggage, they also take up far less space in my backpack making them a positive swap all around.

Water bottle

Save the planet and money!

Not having to pay for bottled water in airports or shops will save you more than you think over the course of your trip. You can also get filtered water bottles meaning that you can drink the tap water no matter the country you are in.

Personal first aid kit

Whatever this may be and whatever you may put in it from plasters to flu tablets having your first aid kit can come in rather handy.

Microfibre towel

Towels! One of the more the space-consuming items you will pack.

Microfibre towels, however, pack up small and dry quicker than normal your towel, therefore putting it on my essentials list for packing.

Versatile clothes

Having clothes that you can mix and match, dress up or down for any occasion is a handy thing when travelling with a limited amount of clothes, having items that also don’t need ironing and can dry quickly are handy.

Portable charger

Being able to charge your electricals on the go or when there is a lack of plugs makes this my must-have for electricals.

Having one that is solar powdered as well means that you don’t need to worry about having an extra item to charge at some point. 

Extension cable

It is known there aren’t may sockets in hostel rooms so being able to plug in an extension cable and charge all that you need in one go as well as not taking up all the plugs in a room is handy (can also help you make friends if someone needed to borrow a plug socket)

A lock

Having a lock for when in hostels or for your bag when getting on a plane or bus. This small item that doesn’t take up a lot of space, will help to keep your things safe when out exploring for the day or on your way to a new location.  

Backpack rain cover

Probably the most important thing on this list is a rain cover for your main bag, even when going to a sunny location it can still rain so having a cover to make sure that all your stuff stays dry is one thing not to forget.

Comment below any of your travel essentials and don’t forget to follow me on Instagram for more travel pics and tips

Meanwhile, enjoy navigating the globe


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