While packing for a travel can be tedious, it is very important to have a checklist in place for all the things that are important while you travel. Whether this is your first trip or your hundredth trip, it’s always helpful to have a travel checklist. Here are 5 essential items that you need to take along when you plan your next trip.
- Personal gadgets (Power Bank, Earplugs, etc)
In this digital age, life is incomplete without personal gadgets and they are of paramount importance. It is a basic necessity. If you’re undertaking a long trip (mobile roaming drains the battery even more), it is a good idea to invest in a quality power bank and a long lasting music player with good battery life. Also, headphones are great travel essentials and don’t forget to pack all the chargers that go with your electronics.
- Travel map app
A must have app that will be your guide in a new city and help you with all the information of the place just a click away. It is always prudent to have relevant trip information at your fingertips.
- Cash/ Credit card
Cards: Try and carry 2 cards, preferably one Visa and one Mastercard as both aren’t accepted everywhere. If you have to take only one, take visa – it’s generally more widely accepted.
Cash: As you already have carried a card, it is advisable to carry some amount of cash as well. You can avoid possible ATM fees at your destination by withdrawing enough cash before you skip town. Also, never ignore spare change.
- Mini medical kit
It is always advised to carry a mini medical kit as you might find it difficult to find medical services available easily. So, in case of an emergency, keep a first-aid kit handy. Arm yourself with band-aids, gauze pads, antiseptic lotions and cream, a good sized bale of cotton and some quick medicines and other preventive medication. Make sure you pack regular medicines, if you have any. It is always better to be safe than sorry!
Collect all your important documents in a travel document organizer. This will help ensure everything you need to get from one place to the next is all in one place.
Hotel and/or tour contact information
Transportation tickets (plane, train, bus, car, etc.)
Emergency contacts and important addresses