By Natalie Compagno – Travel Expert
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.
small calculator for currency conversion
history book about place or insight guide
books written by authors from the place you’re travelling to/travelogues
Journal and pen
wallet and money
No jet Lag pills
trip ease pills if you get plane or boat sick
curling iron or straightener
steamer or wrinkle free spray
neck and back pillow
ipod and travel speakers
undercover silk – for hiding money
shampoo and conditioner
q-tips and cotton balls
toothbrush and paste
hairbrush or comb
first aid mini kit
medications you need
clothing care kit for washing your clothes
Sorry, I can’t begin to help with a clothing list. I can barely dress myself.
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