To help you plan and get ready for your trip the easy way, I am sharing with you my detailed travel checklists with preparation and packing lists. And for each step, I am telling you all about my favorite must have travel accessories and why I don't travel without them - I wish you Smooth Packing and Traveling 🙂
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About the Travel Checklists and Must Have Travel Accessories
Because we can't remember everything we have to take and our hand is not big enough... 🙂
Better to use checklists. And no need to start from scratch, let me help you save time!
Below are all the lists I use for my own travels.
And I also share with you my favorite must have travel accessories.
I hope you will find it all useful!
Travel Checklist to Prepare for Trip (months prior)
To do List:
... and My favorite Travel Preparation Tools
Pack Documents / Money
... and My favorite Travel Accessories & Tools to manage money and documents
When traveling I always have my passport and credit card on me in a small pouch I wear all the time. This way I have easy access to it and can check on it at any moment.
I check almost every day the balance of my bank account to make sure there is no problem. To protect my data while I am on public networks, I use a VPN system. Nord VPN is one of the best rated. Find out how to protect your online data.
Carry-on Packing List
... and my Carry-On Essentials
I am a huge fan of My Kindle Paperwhite. I can take many books with me without the inconvenient of space and weight. Plus, thanks to the lighting feature, I can easily read when the plane is dark without feeling my eyes tired.
I also never travel without what my brother called "my head sock". Those Buff head band can be used in many ways, to protect your head from the UV but also to warm your neck. There are always cold air streams annoying us on the plane, to avoid having muscle pain, I wear my Buff around my neck.
When traveling, the sleep masks is very useful. Especially on the plane. But I don't like the plain one you can get for free. I love the idea of having fun with it. Airportag has a great collection of Sleep Masks!
If I use my phone or other electronic equipment for a long time while traveling and can't plug it, it is really useful to have a powerbank to recharge what you need. You have several options: something a bit heavy but that can charge anything even your computer, or a slim option that will be able to charge your phone and maybe another tool.
Clothes & accessories travel packing List
I am not telling you how to dress. It really depends on your style and your destination. But here are a few things not to forget.
Note: for advice on what to wear in Iceland, head to my Iceland Packing list
... and my must have travel packing accessories
No more wasting time looking for underwear or another piece of clothing lost in a mix of you luggage. Packing cubes are fantastic to organize all your clothes, especially when you are on a road trip and everything stays in the suitcase.
I used to systematically forget to take something to put my dirt clothes in. And then I had to find a plastic bag or something, that was never able to hold everything. Airportag has a fun collection of Laundry bags you will not forget anymore 🙂
Electronics travel packing checklist
... And my must have travel items for Power:
Because, in our current world, we don't see to agree on anything 🙂 Traveling with an international adapter is essential to be able to get power anywhere to your electronic equipment.
It might seem strange but I take one for 2 reasons:
- I like having the phone by the bed and charging at night, but something there is no plug right by the bed
- I often have to charge Go Pro + Camera + Computer at the same time
I normally travel with one that has 3 plugs, not to big and enough for me to manage everything.
Photography / Image Packing list
Pack (depending on your level of photography-passion):
... And my must have travel accessories for Photography and Image:
I tend to travel to deserts where there is a lot of dust and sand. In that case, it is essential for me to have something to clean my filters and lenses. I don't carry the all equipment but the little lense pen and clothes are really useful. And better to invest a little bit more for quality product to avoid leaving more dust than removing it...
It is not for photography, but it is something I don't travel without. I love admiring the landscapes and animals through my binoculars, wherever I am. You can also see the details of a cathedral or a waterfall hidden in the distance!
Toiletries travel checklist
... And my must have travel item for Toiletries:
I never carry big bottles of shampoo and soap with me. I think we use way to much. For a 3 week trip, those little bottles are sufficient to carry all I need and I save a lot of space!!!
Health Checklist for travel
... And my must have travel accessory just in case:
Some people laugh at me. But this is something I never go traveling or hiking without. It takes almost not space and if you are stuck somewhere or injured, you will really appreciate the warmth in brings you.
Other Useful Travel items to consider packing
Useful international travel accessories:
A little something to consider: it does not take much space and can be helpful if you are visiting countries or regions where even english is not spoken at all.
Of course they are not yet written when I start a trip, but you can benefit from all my research and travel experience to make the most of your travel time 🙂
If Taking your own car...
To do list:
Always been a fan of the Tom Tom GPS. With my dad 's new one, I enter all the GPS coordinates of all the locations I want to visit with their name on the computer and it transfer to the GPS automatically. This way I save a lot of time when preparing to drive 🙂
Travel Packing List in case of Adventure Travel
Get Ready International Travel Checklist
Final checks at home
Ready to go? 🙂
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