Travel Gear Tips

For greater mobility and flexibility, travel light whenever you can. In most countries today, you can buy almost everything you need while travelling in them.

The following packing list serves only as a guide, and can be shortened or modified to suit your circumstances, needs and priorities; it depends on where you are travelling to, what period of the year you are travelling in, how long you will be staying at your destination, how much money you have got, how important comfort is to you, etc.

Items to be included/considered in your packing, arranged in alphabetical order:-

  • air ticket, train pass
  • approach shoes, sandals, slippers
  • backpack cover
  • backpack, day pack
  • bank card, credit card, money, traveller’s cheques
  • belt
  • binoculars
  • book, e-reader
  • button-up shirt, long sleeve shirt, t-shirt
  • cable, rope, rubber bands, string
  • camera, film
  • cellular phone, charger, earphones, electrical adapter
  • compass
  • deodorant
  • dress, skirt
  • drinking cup
  • drinking water, food
  • drivers license, international driver’s license
  • duct tape
  • earplugs
  • female hygiene products
  • first-aid kit
  • flashlight
  • fleece, khakis, rain jacket, warm jacket, wind jacket
  • floss
  • garbage bags, plastic bags, Ziploc bags
  • germ killers e.g. alcohol pads
  • gloves
  • hair gel
  • handkerchief
  • hat
  • hostel card
  • insect repellent, sunscreen
  • jeans, quick drying nylon cargo pants, shorts
  • journal
  • language guide
  • large envelope
  • lip balm
  • luggage locks
  • maps, travel guide
  • medication for relief of upset stomach, indigestion, heartburn and nausea
  • medication for treating motion sickness and nausea
  • medication for treating pain, fever or inflammation
  • mesh bag, toiletries bag
  • mirror
  • money belt, neck wallet
  • nail clippers
  • paper, pen, pencil
  • passport
  • passport photos
  • pen drive
  • photocopies of prescriptions or other important documents
  • photos of family or close friends
  • pocket umbrella
  • pocketknife
  • razor
  • sewing kit
  • shampoo, soap
  • shave cream
  • sink stopper
  • skin cream
  • sleep sheet
  • spectacles, sunglasses
  • student card
  • swimsuit
  • synthetic socks, white socks
  • toilet paper
  • toothbrush
  • toothpaste
  • towel
  • travel alarm clock
  • underwear
  • vaccination certificates
  • visas
  • watch
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