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Packing Checklist: 5 essential items to pack when travelling

What could be more exciting than a tour around the country, across nations and continents where you find new things, cultures and people.

Experiencing a whole new lifestyle is just amazing and well, that’s what makes every traveller’s trip adventurous and fun. But then even while at it, every traveller wants to enjoy comfort and still have enough materials essential to keep him/her going the whole trip. Hence the big question, what to pack when travelling?

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Packing a suitcase

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While keeping your luggage small and simple, there are some essential items every traveller needs to ensure a comfortable journey. So, here’s a checklist of 5 important things you need to make any journey adventurous, entertaining and yet relaxing.

1. Collect all your necessary travel documents, enough cash and credit card

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Travel document

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Items such as passport/visa (if needed for the trip), personal ID card, transportation ticket (either bus, plane, train or ship), important addresses, cash and credit cards. You can actually get a folder where you can arrange all these items.

2. Multipurpose clothes and underwear

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You want to pack clothes that come in handy just in case of there is a weather change, your underwears and other multi-purpose clothing, clothes that can both be worn during the day and as sleepwear. That way, you’ll won’t be over doing your luggage.

3. Toiletries

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Toiletries

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For your travel toiletries, it’s advisable to get a transparent pouch with a waterproof zipper which can contain basic toiletries such as toothbrush, toothpaste, floss, mouthwash, hair brush or comb, tissue papers, deodorant and antiperspirant, makeup items, face wash or wipes, lotion, lip balm and other personal hygiene items.

4. Water and snack

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A bottle of water and biscuit

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A bottle filled with water and any preferred snack of your choice could really be a lifesaver, you know? And it definitely won’t take one-third of your backpack.

5. Personal entertainment items

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Items to pack when travelling

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You don’t want to end up regretting your trip, you know? So, depending on your choice of entertainment, always remember to journey with your travel comfort. Some of the items you can include in this category are your mobile device and charger, headphone, camera, notepad and pen, magazines, eye mask, earplugs, travel guides, maps and other favourite items you consider worth packing.

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