Have you packed everything for a big trip only to end up staring at your suitcase and backpack in exasperation and wonder why it won’t close? Packing for a trip (whether a long or short) can prove to be a challenging task! You want to make sure you travel light yet, have everything in place.
To pack smartly, you must ensure that you only carry things which you absolutely can’t do without. We have made it a little easy for you by preparing a list which we found to be indispensable for travel purpose.
A camera becomes very important while travelling, since you will obviously want to capture the wonderful memories which you can look back at later. With smartphones being so efficient, you will be able to access Wi-Fi wherever you go, map out routes, listen to music and check time too. Since, you will be using it for many purposes, make sure you also carry a power bank. A pair of binoculars will be perfect when you’re visiting a hill station.
2. Other Basics
While travelling, it is most likely that you will be exposed to sun. To reduce damage caused by the sun, make sure you keep a hat/cap, scarf and a pair of sunglasses in your carry bag. A scarf may come in handy for women if they happen to visit a mosque, temple or a church.
3. To keep everything in order
The spartan model comes with 2 knives, a pair of scissors, can opener, bottle opener, toothpick, tweezers and a corkscrew. All of these tools are essential while travelling and come together in one equipment, so you won’t have to worry about losing them. A notebook and a pen will come in handy when you want to make a plan and keep account of other things.
4. ATM Cards and other documents
With world collectively becoming digital, ATM machines are available almost everywhere. So, you can always make use of your bank card when you get low on cash. While travelling abroad, carrying a passport holder should be imperative, there are less chances of you losing it.
5. Extras for extra care
Wet wipes can be very handy while travelling – from cleaning scrapes and scratches to wiping off sweat from your face to mop dust from your sandals – wet wipes are truly be very precious for travellers. It is also likely that you will come across filthy washrooms while you’re on the road, a toilet paper can be your best bet in such cases. With so much travelling and sun exposure, your skin will need all the protection and moisture. So, make sure you also carry a sunscreen and a good moisturiser.
Irrespective of how much you plan, backpacks can become heavy as you travel, so you must invest in a lightweight and multipurpose gear. Travel light, travel smart!