Travelling is not the same as a vacation these are two different terms. And preparation for these two requires different items. Travelling means exploring new cultures, expanding horizons, staying in hostels, and backpacking. It is an adventure.

Some aptly said:

” Don’t travel just to escape life; travel so that life doesn’t escape you. “

Making a bag for travel remains the foremost concern for most of the adventurers. If you are like me, you always forget to pack one essential item. But, not this time. So ideally what you should pack and still travel light? It will be helpful if you make a list of things that will you need. Here we have a list of things that might come in handy.

Choose the right size of the bag

Choosing the right size of the bag is the principal thing. If your bag is too small for all of your luggage to be packed in, then it’s going to be a problem. The ideal size of the bag is the one, which is big enough to hold all of your belongings and still has some space left for the items you are going to purchase from the new place.

You don’t want to have a giant suitcase when you go around the world travelling, you want a backpack which is easy to carry. So, you will need a suitcase and a backpack.


Make sure you travel with your valid passport, visa, local ID, boarding pass, your tickets, sim cards, credit cards, debit cards, copies of all the above documents, and cash as well. You should put your copies of documents in a different bag so that if you misplace any of the bags you will have either your originals or your copies.

A valid passport is a passport with at least 6 months left before the expiry date. So make sure to check your expiry date.


This includes your cellphone, its charger, handphones, laptop, and its charger, memory cards, and a camera. Pack the power bank as well in case if you are running out of charge.


A good size wallet is also necessary. Choose a wallet in which your money, debit card, credit card, checks, and licenses can easily fit in.

First Aid

Prepare a small pack of all of your medicines. If you don’t take any medicine then add some pills for headache, nausea, stomach burn, flu, fatigue, and muscle relaxants. Hand sanitizer and bandage should also be packed.

You may never use these, but it is reassuring to have them.


This will include sunglasses, umbrella, sunblock, toothbrush, deodorant, and a hairbrush. Moreover, you also need plenty of hair bands. And not to forget the jewellery.

Comfortable Clothes

Before packing the clothes make sure to check the weather of the place where you are going. Pack your clothing according to the temperature of that place. Basic clothes include your pajamas, night suits, comfy T-shirts, a pair of jeans and also keep some fancy dress with you for some special occasions. Don’t forget to pack sturdy shoes along with slippers and sandals and of course heels.


Packing a camp is also important in case if you want to go hiking. A bonfire will be a must then. The average size camp will do the work.

Some other essentials

  • Makeup
  • Skincare products
  • De
  • Pillow
  • Neck pillow
  • Blanket
  • Journal
  • Pen
  • Female hygiene products
  • Water bottle
  • Guidebook
  • Earplugs
  • Novel
  • Sewing kit
  • Diary
  • Extra sheets
  • Favourite snacks
  • Coffee/tea sachet
  • Hair products
  • Hairbrush


After coming back home from a journey, you need to relax. But, you might not be able to rest if you have contracted some kind of infection. Some infectious organism which has been eradicated from certain countries might be prevalent in the other areas of the world.

You need to have a vaccination shot for these infections before planning a travel. Pay a visit to a doctor make sure to discuss your travel plan and vaccination.

Prophylactics Treatment

Prophylaxis means the intake of medicines before the onset of infection or disease. For some diseases, we don’t need vaccination but prophylactic medicines to prepare our bodies beforehand for any kind of disease. So a detailed study of the place is needed before setting off.

These were some tips that will help you. Now that you are ready. Make a list of your own. Plan a journey and discover some amazing places. Capture some awe moments of your life.

Bon Voyage!


Bareera Khalid


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