Things to pack in your travel bag
1. EU ADAPTERS
Remember your EU adapters! save getting one in the airport at the hostel.
Remember to pack a carrier bag for your dirty laundry
Thick socks in case you’re going someplace cold!
Ankle socks if you’ll be wearing coaches around the city.
4. PHONE CHARGER/PORTABLE PHONE CHARGER
We all know the feeling when our phone battery drains out on the road. So the portable phone charger saves our life at that time.
5. CLOTHES (INCLUDING PJ’S)
Make sure to take light layers and warm layers. Pack enough garments to last the duration of your stay. Don’t overpack – it will be difficult to fit everything in your backpack if you take unnecessary. In case you’re going on a long trek, make sure to check the hostel has a laundry room so you can wear clothes over again.
6. WALKING SHOES
It’s generally best to wear your bulkiest shoes at the airport with the goal that you can spare space in your luggage.
7. SLEEPING BAG LINER
This will be useful if you are camping or sleeping in a bed that doesn’t look as perfect as you would’ve thought.
8. WATER BOTTLE
For traveling, we prescribe a metal water bottle. These are hygienic and long-lasting.
9. HAIRBRUSH/COMB/HAIR GEL/SPRAY
The basic hair items that will prove to be useful while getting ready for the hostel bar crawl.
Forget this bad boy and you’ll regret it forever. In case you’re hoping to purchase a new travel camera.
11. CAMERA CHARGER
What’s more, ensure you have an extra memory card on you if you’ll require one!
Keep some deodorant to hand.
Painkillers will prove to be useful for headaches, muscle aches, period pains, stomach aches – so keep some on you simply in case.
14. SHAMPOO, CONDITIONER
Little, compact containers are better for traveling and much lighter than the huge plastic shampoo and conditioner bottles. It is helpful to fill up smaller sized bottles with your hair items if you find you’re running out of space in your backpack.
15. BODY WASH
Same goes for your body wash.
Towels can occupy a lot of space. In this way, buy a microfibre towel that takes up less space.
The warmth and cold can truly dry out your skin so utilize your lotion consistently.
18. GOING OUT OUTFITS
It’s difficult to pick what to wear on a night out however be fierce and just pack what you need.
19. GOING OUT SHOES
Remember to pack a few shoes that can suit day and night!
20. FIRST AID KIT
Each backpacker should carry a first aid kit – no one can tell when you’ll require it. Especially if you’ll be doing a trekking-based trip.
Don’t forget to carry a toothbrush with you.
In case you’re going with friends, our tip is to share toothpaste so you don’t finish up with a toothpaste tube each!
23. SUN CREAM
SPF is important. Use it generously and take sun cream with you wherever you go.
24. EYE MASK
So that in the event that somebody turns the lights on, you won’t take note!
Furthermore, a big group in your dorm room make noise after a night out, you won’t hear it.
26. SHAVER/NAIL CLIPPERS
Calling all gang members: recollect your facial hair trimmer and charger.
27. GLASSES/ CONTACT LENSES/ CONTACT LENSES CLEANER
For the individuals who need to wear glasses, the above are all SO important. You need to really have the option to SEE when you’re traveling. Or what’s the point?
28. MOBILE PHONE/SPARE CHEAP PHONE FOR EMERGENCIES
Get yourself a SIM card that works all over the place
An essential for any trip.
30. EMERGENCY WHISTLE
(If your backpacking doesn’t come equipped with one already)
31. TORCH OR FLASHLIGHT
To avoid having to turn every one of the lights on in your room and awakening everybody (just so you could find that lost sock before your flight).
In the event that you like to swim in the sea, goggles will prove to be useful so you can see the fish underwater.
33. SANDALS/FLIP FLOPS
Comfortable footwear goes far when backpacking. The flip flop is highly recommended.
The last thing you have to recollect. Once everything is packed, lock it with a padlock to guarantee your things are safe. You’ll require this lock in the room also to protect your assets.
35. BACKPACK RAIN COVER
Some backpacks already have one. If not definitely purchase one; the last thing you want is all your stuff to get soaked.
36. HAT, CAP
To keep you shaded.
37. LIP BALM
SPF lip balm is additionally extremely important – your lips can be harmed by the sun similarly as your skin can. Keep them moisturized with a sun protection lip balm which you can purchase from most pharmacies or cosmetics shops.
38. READING MATERIAL/TRAVEL GUIDE/PHRASEBOOK
It’s great to utilize city guides and phrasebooks when you’re in a new country. These can get heavy so try to limit yourself to one.
Small snacks that will fit in your backpack. Breakfast bars, trail mix, sweets. These will prove to be useful in case you’re going trekking/hiking. Or on the other hand, they can make for a speedy, simple breakfast in a hurry.
40. TREKKING POLES
Only really necessary for a trekking trip or long hiking adventure.