Packing S#@KS

By Natalie Compagno – Travel Expert

Contributor’s Website:  Traveler’s Bookcase


I dread packing.  I mean I loathe it.  It is stressful, I always hate what clothes I end up bringing and there is inevitably something important I forgot.  It takes me hours even though I try to carry-on most of the time.  If I am ever rich I will hire someone just to pack for me.  Maybe I will just have a suitcase permanently packed at all times.  Well until then I came up with a master list.  I know this seems a bit boring for my latest entry but people have fought over this list, lied and stolen for it, and I am sharing it with you for free.  You can thank me after your next trip.

This is an ultimate list so clearly you pare down depending on where you are going.  I use it as a check list so I know I’ve thought of everything.  For example an umbrella is not necessary in Mexico normally.  Some of these things are already in your phone.  Some of these are clearly for women only.  So pick and choose what works best  for you. 

water bottle – a vapur is best


small calculator for currency conversion
watch
Mini Atlas
games
reading light
envirosax – you don’t want to take plastic bags abroad

plug adaptors 

phrasebook
history book about place or insight guide
guides
books written by authors from the place you’re travelling to/travelogues
Journal and pen
address book
business cards
wallet and money

No jet Lag pills
advil
vitamins
trip ease pills if you get plane or boat sick

pocket mirror
small purse
fanny pack

hair dryer
curling iron or straightener
steamer or wrinkle free spray

hair products anti frizz

hair towel
jewelry
passport
eyemask
neck and back pillow



soft socks for the flight

blanket
alarm clock
Luggage Locks
camera
ipod and travel speakers
umbrella
undercover silk – for hiding money

travel tissue
purell
lip balm

mouth wash

make-up
nail clipper
lotion
face soap
face lotion
shampoo and conditioner
razor
perfume
travel candle



hairspray

bath gel
q-tips and cotton balls
toothbrush and paste
deodorant
hairbrush or comb
mending kit
floss
tweezers
earplugs
first aid mini kit
medications you need
clothing care kit for washing your clothes

sunglasses

sunblock

packable backpack
packable duffle
packing cubes
mini towel
Beach wrap
lingerie

Sorry, I can’t begin to help with a clothing list.  I can barely dress myself.
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Image Credits: Bottle – vapur.us, bags – envirosax.com, steamer – bergmanluggage.com, pillowblanket – travelbooks.com, balm – probeauty.com, candle – candleluxury.com, sunglasses – euroglasses.com
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