Whether you’re going away for the weekend or traveling internationally, packing can be stressful. We’re here to ease the fear of forgetting and help you pack like a true pro! Some of our go-to essentials may seem more obvious than others, but trust us, you don’t want to forget any of these travel must-haves.
Start From Square One
Before you decide what to pack, you need to decide where to pack it! The type of bag you choose to bring can save you a lot of stress throughout the packing process. There are a few important things to consider–the length of your trip, the policies of your airline, and your primary activities–but you should always opt for a bag that is both lightweight and durable.
Instead of packing bulky jackets and bold patterns, bring lightweight, neutral clothes that can easily be layered. Stick to classic staples that will make it easy to mix and match, saving you space in your suitcase and stress on what to wear!
- T-shirts and tank tops
- Long-sleeved shirt
- Cardigan or jacket
- Pants and/or shorts
Prepare for the Elements
You should always check your destination’s forecast before traveling! However, weather can change at the drop of a hat in some destinations–especially the tropical ones. Rain or shine, be prepared to make the most out of the conditions on your vacation.
- Hat or sun visor
- Raincoat or windbreaker
Even if you’re checking a bag, save room in your luggage by packing travel size toiletries. Stock up on your favorite travel size items or transfer your favorite products into travel size containers. And remember, it’s always better to be prepared. We recommend packing some products in case of an emergency as well.
- Toothbrush and toothpaste
- Shampoo and conditioner
- Body wash and face wash
- Shaving items
- Feminine hygiene products
- First aid kit
- Pain reliever/ indigestion medicine
Before you leave for the airport, don’t forget to pack your electronic necessities in your personal carry-on bag. You’ll want to double check this checklist when you’re getting ready to leave your destination to return home as well. You won’t want to leave any of these behind!
- Mobile device and charger
- Laptop, iPad or E-reader and charger
- Electrical converters and adapters
Now that you know all our go-to travel essentials, you too can pack like a pro! Ready to pack but no where to go? Start planning your next getaway today!