Even though I have done a little bit travelling here and there I still found myself very much lost when it comes to what I to should pack for a weekend-away trip in Euro or for a month backpacking in Asia however I have come together with a little must-pack vacation items list that I would not travel without.
Sad but true these days being busy with uni and work I don’t have enough time to read books as much as I wish thus a good book is a big part of my holiday. Especially I like to spend my flights reading a book. Neither being a huge fan of heavy packing – Kindle is the solution! It’s like having a library on your pocket during your travels moreover you only need wifi to download the books on your Kindle – once you’ve books on your Kindle you are able to read them without wifi.The big plus is also the screen which makes reading possible in a sun by the pool!
A pair of “thongs” /Flipflops
I would not leve home without having a pair of Havianas on my luggage. Maybe thongs are not the best “shoes” to wear for long citywalks but ideal for beach destinations. Perfect also for hostels and hotels if you don’t feel like walk around in a room barefoot.
Light shawl must be found on everyone’s list because of its multi-functionality. Sarong can be used as sun cover up or to cover up your bare shoulders and knees before you visit places like temples. It can be used anything between beachtowel to head piece.
I prefer Lonely Planets even I have my Kindle, I still do like the feeling of having real paper version guidebook with me to note down impressions od the destination or write down a travel memory.
This is something I invested in after I got told on border of the New Zealand that timmigration officer was not very pleased of condition of my passport a. The real leather case can add a year or two on your passport life cycle. It is always good to remember to take your passport out of its case before customs.
Just small simple thing that makes your life a little bit easier on the road either you required to fill out a customs declaration form or just need to write down information.
-For long haul flights preferable are noise canceling headphones just simple makes your travel smoother.
– This item is more useful for tropical destinations. It is a good tip to visit local pharmacy to get a tube of lotion for insect bites as might assumme that locals know better what kind of cream works best.
These are my must-have-items that I’ve found very useful to have with me on the road. What are your must-have items?
Text and pictures by Iida