Travel is one of the most fun loving experiences one has, but packing for the same is very hectic and confusing .Some People prefer to pack in advance and some start their packing when they are about to leave.When is the right time for it? Is there a specific way how shall we pack.We are always stuck between what to take and what to leave.How many clothes to carry , what all daily essentials will i need with me , shall I take my daily face wash,will two outfits be ok for the whole trip and lots more. I personally love travelling whether its domestic or international .Travelling to any destination is a lifetime experience which you cherish forever.Whether you travel for work or for leisure the experience leaves a mark in your life forever.The experience gives you an opportunity to know diversity in culture,lifestyle,weather etc.I have been granted the opportunity to visit many places .
The more I travel the lesser my bags started to weigh,most of the times we carry more than what we usually require . The reason is very simple we can carry heavy loads but do not want to lose any item that could have been necessary for the trip.A big hustle is for which bag to carry this article will help you choose the exact sized bag suited for your travel needs.
Travel itineraries ensure that you can manage your time. A travel itinerary must include your travel time to certain numerous attractions with a leeway for unforeseen circumstances like weather conditions and traffic. Many people ignore carrying an itinerary but it helps you organize very effectively. This might affect your plans but with a travel itinerary on hand, you can be more flexible.
Types Of Bags
Firstly you must choose the type of bags you wanna go for it really depends on the duration of your trip.Is it a one day trip,is it a one week trip or a one month long trip.Are you the one which can carry rucksacks or you need a trolley bag.Lets know what types of bags are available in the market.
- Travel Totes
- Duffel Bags
- Wheeled backpack
- Rolling Luggage
A large unfastened bag with parallel handles emerging from its side are known as tote bags. Usually with just a single compartment for all of your daily essentials, a travel tote has smaller sections well equipped to carry all of your travel essentials with ease. In fact these make the perfect carry ons for your travels with enough space for your wallet, passport, phone, electronics, etc.
Duffel bag is usually a large bag made of natural or synthetic fabric usually canvas.It was initially used by military personnel and sportsmen.Nowadays duffel bags are used as agood to go bag as it has ample amount of space and can easily be used in short trips.Most commonly it’s rectangular in shape.It is usually used for shorter duration of trips as its capacity is limited to few clothes only.
As the name suggests weekender bags are travel bags usually suited for long weekend trips.They are made of cloth or nylon , now the new variants are coming in leather as well.They appear to be boxy in nature . They look far more stylish and eye catchy as compared to a duffle bags .Many people tend to take these on long trips as well as their check in baggage.
A wheeled backpack is a perfect mixture of backpack and a suitcase.Its the same size of a backpack but with wheels attached to it.The four wheels at the bottom give the advantage of easy accessibility.These wheels are usually very helpful for people who are facing back problems or suffer with severe back injuries and are unable to carry heavy weight on their back.Well they can’t be used at every corner of the city as the wheels usually attached to them are for smoother grounds like airports, malls, etc.They are available in larger size options as well but are limited to some extent.
Rolling suitcases are generally suitcases which are attached with wheels at the bottom . The wheels make it very easy for the passenger to travel with heavy loads.There are many variants available according to the needs of the user. They usually come in three sizes: small,medium and large.The first commercially successful suitcase was invented in the year 1970 and since then people have preferred travelling with these only as it makes travelling very easier.The earlier models used to come with two wheels attached to the bottom of the suitcase . Nowadays the suitcases come with four wheels attached to them.They are very easy to roll and are also referred as spinner luggage.
Travel packs are referred to specialised rucksacks which are designed for people who love adventure and want to carry their backpacks along with them wherever they travel.They are not different from a normal backpack but are bigger in size and capacity .This design is common with people who do trekking,mountaineering,camping etc. They have added benefits like safety belts which are attached near shoulder and hips.These belts help you lift heavy weights easily.People who love to travel with just one bag usually prefer this it is very easy to pack and convenient to use.
After choosing what bag to take we are confused between what all to pack in clothes , accessories , daily gadgets , toiletries and all other stuff . From here on we will discuss what all we need to carry.
Handy pouch with all your essentials
One must prepare a handy pouch which is always available with him/her.If you are travelling international you must have some xerox copies of your passport , identity card , flight tickets , hotel bookings,visa application,doctor prescription if you have any serious problem and you might need medicine which is not available without a doctor’s prescription. People think that they have everything on their phones as soft copy but that is not enough .There are times where your phone might work .There are many airlines which don’t issue you a boarding pass without having a look at your hotel booking.
Its very essential to carry a universal adapter specially when you are travelling abroad.Your country might use eu plug and there might be a chance that the place you are visiting has us plug installed all over.These are special adapters made to be used worldwide many adapters also come with added usb port to charge your phone along.
People usually end to pack toiletries in large quantities and end up confiscating the same at tsa.Most frequent travelers are aware that liquid and gel items such as toothpaste, cosmetics, and shampoo may be carried on as long as each item contains less than 3.4 ounces (100 ml) and they fit together in a clear, one-quart bag (3-1-1 bag) . Interestingly, that restriction also applies to snow globes. You’ll only be allowed to take a snow globe in carry-on baggage if it’s small and fits inside your one-quart bag of liquids and gels. Medically-necessary liquids and baby formula, however, are not subject to the 3.4 ounce rule. Its best to carry toiletries for a day or two.Every hotel is equipped with all these toiletries nowadays and these are to be carried only for precautionary purpose.
As you are travelling you would be carrying that extra stack of currency as to be on a safer side.Travel wallets are specially designed to hold a huge amount of currencies multi currency cards, debits cards, hotel key cards etc.Its important to stay organised as you might not know
when you will need any of these.
Disinfecting Wipes or Hand sanitiser
Catching some sort of sickness on the flight is the fast track to ruining a would-have-been-restorative vacation. Never take the risk.Always Wipe down your seat, tray table, and anything else you’re touching on the airplane with one of these bad boys, which will kill 99.9 percent of viruses and bacteria. If you don’t have wipes take a hand sanitiser in place of that it works the same and easy to carry at some places but you must have one of these whenever you are travelling.
Now selecting these is completely subjective,but there is a list of must haves which one usually needs while travelling.
- Mobile phone
- Power bank(allowed in checkin baggage)
- Extra batteries for cameras
- Bluetooth speaker
Clothing To Pack
Clothing is something we love to over pack there are different approaches which people use while packing clothes for travelling.There is a simple approach which is use I usually pack more shirts/tshirts/jackets as compared to jeans/pyjamas.Well here is a list which comprises every clothing you require it depends on every individual how they like to travel.I have seen people changing their clothes thrice a day also.Haha you guessed it right ladies !!Here is a list for all you geeks-:
- Dress shirts
- Casual shirts
- Laundry kit (soap, stain remover)
- Laundry bag
- Leisure shoes
- Hiking/athletic shoes
- Snow/rain boots
- Dress shoes
- Jewelry (if valuable, put in carry-on)
- Collapsible totes
- Under-clothing document holders
There is no specific pattern or way by which we can pack our travel bags but there is a possibility if you keep all of these things in mind this will help you in your journey and your packing will become hassle free.This travel essential kit is written keeping ordinary travel needs in mind.I hope I was able to help you in a productive way.Keep wandering keep travelling.