TRAVEL ESSENTIALS: WHAT SHOULD BE IN YOUR TRAVEL BAG?

Are you ready to travel?
Are you ready to travel?

ON TRAVELING

So you're going on a vacation with your family. You have not travelled in a long time, of course, not to count your travel to the coffee shops and your friend's place. This one is different. You will go to another country with your family.

It sounds so much fun, right? But it wouldn't be that much fun if you're thinking about the expenses. Plane tickets, hotel accommodations, what have you! That will denitely saw a hole in your pocket! Not to mention things that you have to bring and how much you need to spend during your vacation.

Well, if it's all worth it, then go for it! Nothing can be better than having a blast with your family. Traveling together is one of the most fantastic things you can do with your family. One of the main problems you may have though is packing your things. So what do you need to bring when you travel to a place far from home?

Don't forget your digital camera so you can take pictures of the beautiful sceneries
Don't forget your digital camera so you can take pictures of the beautiful sceneries

YOUR TRAVEL CHECKLIST

Here are the must-have stuff inside your travel bag:

  • Digital camera- Make sura that you bring your digital camera with you. Don't forget the charger or you might not be able to capture best shots during your vacation.
  • Air plane ticket- Well, you're a first class dumb if you forget your tickets. And how do you think you'll be able to travel without the tickets? Unless you want to swim all the way to the other side of the Mediterranean See, then you could live without the airplane ticket.
  • Wallet- Another important thing that you should DEFINITELY NOT FORGET! I bet you don't want to look like a beggar when the rest of your family members are already shopping and having the time of their lives. Your wallet should have pocket money ofcourse.
  • Toiletries- For hygenic purposes, bring essential toiletries like toothbrush, toothpaste, cologne or perfume, deodorant, earbuds or earpick, shampoo, bath soap, pads for women(you'll never know when the red flag is up!!), comb or brush, and make-up kit for ladies.
  • Underwear- I'm sure you don't want to go out without underwear specially if you will wear a light-colored skimpy outfit. And I'm double-sure you wouldn't want to wear the same undies 2 days or 3 days in a row!! eewwww!!

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So what's inside my travel bag?
So what's inside my travel bag?
  • Footwear- You should bring comfy footwear like a pair of snickers, flipflops or sandals.Make it sure that it matches the clothes that you'll bring with you.
  • One pair of jeans- Bring at least one pair of jeans, then add a couple of shorts, and one formal bottoms, you'll never know when you need it.
  • A handful of shirts- Sweaty t-shirts, tight-fitting shirts, depends on your mood and your fashion sense. Just make sure you bring mpre than 2.
  • First aid kit- Make it sure that you bring a small first aid kit. If you get colds, a sprain(knock on wood!!) or what-not, then, at least you have your kit with you.
  • Sweater or jacket- It gets to cold at night no matter where you go. To keep you warm all throughout the night.
  • Sunglasses and sun hats- You'll need it specially if you will go to a tropical country. To prevent you from being blind because of the sun.
  • Swiss Army knife- This really is a multi-use gadget packed into one. If you can't afford the original one, you can buy imitations that works just the same. You can cut your nails, open a a bottle or a can of beer, uncork a wine botle, get the dirt from the corners of your fingernails. Just be very careful, since at the airport, if they caught you bringing one, they will trow it. Just put it inside the checked buggage or hid in your undies or somewhere.
  • CELLPHONE! - NEVER forget to bring your cell phone with you. You'll never know when you'll need it in times of emergency. And of course so you can call back home and tell your frineds how fantastic your tour has been!

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G-Ma Johnson 7 years ago from NW in the land of the Free

Good hub my dear...If I ever leave the USA I will try to remember all this...Thanks G-Ma :o) Hugs


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mhei 7 years ago from Philippines Author

Hi G-Ma!

And if ever you travel abroad, include Philippines as part of the countries you'll go to. I'm sure you'll love it here!

Thanks for commenting . :)


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Princessa 7 years ago from France

Very good points. My husband says that I need two men just to carry my luggage LOL I guess it would not hurt travelling lighter :)


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mhei 7 years ago from Philippines Author

Hi Prinsesa!

Come to think about it, if your husband is carrying a ton and is using both hands to carry your luggages, who will carry your dozens of shopping bags?hahahaha!

Hey, thanks for reading and commenting. :-)


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Lissie 7 years ago from New Zealand

I never carry jeans: too hot, too hard to wash,unacceptable in too many places. Never carry a cellphone overseas either - too expensive to take calls on! And I can't remember the last time I got a paper airline ticket - though I try and remember to print out the e-ticket so I can remember when to be at the airport!

I think you travel heavier than me but good hub!


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mhei 7 years ago from Philippines Author

Hey Lissie!

Well, you have your point, we now have e-tickets, i think I still live in the dark ages. lol! But paper ticket doesn't weigh a ton so it doesn't matter. hahaha. I would still carry my cellphone for emergency purposes, you can never predict what will happen, right? And yes, jeans, I realized, will not be advisable, but if you can bring something nice to wear, that would really be great!

Thanks for commenting. :-)


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Nolimits Nana 7 years ago from British Columbia

Good list. You missed the passport, though.

Some changes to mine: I agree with Lissie about the cell phone - I never take one. I take good hiking shoes, trousers with pockets, and a light rainproof jacket.


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mhei 7 years ago from Philippines Author

Hey Nolimits!

Yeah I know I suck for forgetting the passport. hahaha!! I am clumsy at times, but thanks for reminding me. I might FORGET it when I really travel, lol! hiking shoes and jackets are good ideas.

Thanks for reading the hub and for commenting :-)


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countrywomen 7 years ago from Washington, USA

Mhei- Good tips. Have you checked the hub by sixtyorso on travel tips that is good too.


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mhei 7 years ago from Philippines Author

Hi Countrywomen!

I read sixtyorso's travel hub and it's really great. :) I guess he has more travel expoeriences than me,hahaha.

Thanks for reading and commenting! :-)


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countrywomen 7 years ago from Washington, USA

Mhei- He has traveled quite a bit and you have good advice/tips in this hub. I liked both hubs for travel tips.


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mhei 7 years ago from Philippines Author

Thanks CW!

I love traveling too, but I can't do it as much as I can because it will cost a LOT to go out of the country.


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hmills 7 years ago

Great information. I'll definitly remember the check list when I travel in Feb.


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mhei 7 years ago from Philippines Author

Hey Hmills!

Thanks for reading and commenting. make sure you put everything inside your house before you leave your house. Hope you'll have a great travel and vacation :)

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