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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 exactly what to pack, whether you’re planning an international trip, a weekend vacation, or even a long-term round the world adventure. It will help you make sure you've thought of everything you might want to pack—those must-have items you need to enjoy your vacation and travel essentials that make your trip run more smoothly, according to Eaglecreek.

Not only that, but we’ll help you choose the right travel bag, and learn how to organize it so everything perfectly fits in your bag. Below is a list of gear and clear steps to take before every trip. Look no further—we have your ultimate packing list!

Firstly, choose the right bag!

Before you even begin deciding what to pack, it’s important to find a travel bag that's as versatile as you need it to be, while also fitting all your stuff and being easy to carry. Consider the length of your trip, as well as if it’s an international vacation, if you’ll be using budget airlines, and your primary activities—all of these considerations impact which bag is best for your trip.

Wherever you're planning to go, pick luggage that is versatile, lightweight, and big enough to hold all your travel essentials. The most important decision you'll make is (as far as luggage is concerned) is buying a bag that has an awesome warranty. Traveling with a piece of luggage with a broken wheel, handle, or zipper is the absolute worst! Brands that back their gear with stand-up warranties build that promised durability into their gear.

Things to carry

Travel Clothing Essentials

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When it comes to picking the right travel clothing, I’m a sucker for comfortable clothes. If you’re a stylish travel lady you might want to check this convertible travel dress and these convertible travel pants. Other than that, here are the other things you should pack:

Poncho: If you’re heading to destinations where it can rain often, you should bring a poncho with you. Swimsuit: If you’re heading to a sunny destination, make sure to bring your swimsuit! Travel Clothing: Go for a little shopping session on Amazon! Travel Shoes: Make sure your shoes or flip-flops will bring you to your next destination, Abrokenbackpack suggested.

Travel Beauty & Personal Care Essentials

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Here are a few essentials for beauty and personal care! Of course, you can always find pharmacies abroad, so you can always get anything else you could need out there! For example, sunscreen, keep your skin safe wherever you go! Mosquito Repellent, I HATE mosquitoes, so this is one of my favorite things to pack! Makeup and makeup bag, for ladies, especially, period panties, as well as wet wipes, always useful, especially if you’re going on a camping trip.

Adventure Travel Essentials & Essential Items for Backpacking

Essential items for backpacking for outdoor lovers. Now, this section is probably the most important part! What do you need to make the most of your adventures overseas? For example, adventure-Proof Travel Sunglasses, dry bags to keep your valuables safe when you go around the water (or simply driving on your scooter).

First aid kits: This can always be super helpful! You won’t have to find the nearest pharmacy. Bottle of water to stay eco-friendly abroad – many hostels offer free water refills, Abrokenbackpack shared.

Electronics Travel Essentials

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This section comes in second to me! All my electronics are pretty essentials when I’m abroad. Being a digital nomad and a travel blogger, I need to make sure I keep my valuables safe but also working! For example, portable charger if your phone battery isn’t always your best mate, make sure you have an extra battery or a portable charger.

Travel laptop or ipad. As I need my laptop to work, I might as well have a lighter one. Well, that’d be great, right? Right now, my laptop is the heaviest thing in my backpack, so do not make the same mistake!

Portable wifi: Traveling with a decent internet is not always possible. Skyroam makes your life easy when their portable devices. USB cable: I always manage to damage or lose my USB cables, so I always travel with a spare one. Mobile Phone: You probably already own a mobile phone, but make sure it is unlocked to insert a SIM card that comes from another country.

Collect important travel documents, cash, credit cards

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Start by collecting all of your important documents in a travel document organizer. By bringing all your important information together, this will help ensure you have everything you need to get from one place to the next. Not sure what you need? Here’s your international travel checklist, document-wise, Blog.tortugabackpacks said.

Passport/visa(s), Personal ID/Student ID card, Frequent flyer card(s) and other loyalty program card numbers, Cash and credit card(s), Hotel and/or tour contact information, transportation tickets (plane, train, bus, car, etc.), Emergency contacts and important addresses, Copies of all these things in case you lose your wallet, Guide books and maps...

Enjoy your vacation!

Wherever you are headed, you’re going to have a great time! Just make sure you think through your list of activities beforehand so that you’re able to bring everything you need and pick the right luggage. And pack light if you can using this ultimate packing checklist. It always helps with mobility. And remember, you’re a traveler: Respect the people and places you go to visit.Respect their customs, tip accordingly, try and learn their language, and truly immerse yourself in the culture. Travel changes us to be better than we were by opening our eyes and giving us newfound respect.

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