Creating a packing list is an important first step to planning almost any type of travel. It helps you not only to plan what to bring, but also to choose the right luggage for storing all those items.
Every trip has its own packing requirements and necessities, so you'll want to think carefully about the specific needs of your journey: the transportation you’re taking, where you're going, how often you'll need to access your stuff, what's available to you when you get there, and so on.
While everyone's travel needs are different, we've create a quick packing list below to cover some of the general categories of items you'll need.
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General Packing List & Categories
These are the essential items you'll need to get where you're going, so don't leave them at home! Depending on where you're headed and how long you'll be there, you may need:
- Passport / visa(s)
- Personal ID
- Cash & credit card(s)
- Health insurance cards / document
- Travel insurance info
- Reservations & itineraries
- Hotel/Tour contact info
- Transportation tickets
- Guide books, travel guides, maps, language guides
Tip: Don't forget to check the expiration dates on your passport, driver's license, credit cards and other IDs. Also, email yourself a photo of your passport (for emergencies)
- Luggage Solution
These are the bags, packs and organizers that will not just hold your stuff while you travel, but also make your trip so much easier.
- Primary luggage bag (upright, duffel, backpack, etc.)
- Packing organizers (packing folders and cubes for separating clothes, documents, gear and more)
- Necessities (comfort & security items, such as travel pillows, locks, money belts)
- Day Bag (easy-to-carry shoulder bags or other packs for daytime exploring and other trips within your journey)
Your clothes are easy to remember, but what about all the other little things you use every day? Make sure you have the everyday items you'll need:
- Clothes (ideally lightweight & easy to clean)
- Cell phone / charger
- Hats, scarves, gloves, etc.
- Rain jacket & umbrella
- Appropriate footwear
- Water bottle
- Address book
- Travel diary
- Books / magazines
- Electrical converters
With the right toiletry bag, you can carry many of these items conveniently in one easy-to-carry pack:
- Complete toiletry kit
- Hair brush or comb
- Toothbrush, toothpaste, floss
- Deodorant & soap
- Personal hygiene Items
- Shampoo & conditioner
- Shaving kit
- Travel towel / washcloth
You never know when you're going to have medical issues, so it's best to be prepared. Many of these items can be packed easily and neatly into a single travel system:
- First aid kit
- Pain & fever-reducing medication
- Cold medicines
- Personal prescriptions
- Cough drops
- Sunscreen, lip balm
- Relief for sunburn
- Mosquito/tick/insect repellent
- Hand Sanitizer
After Finishing Your Packing List ...
Now that you've finished your packing list, it's time to get the gear to hold it all.
Eagle Creek makes it easy with its extensive line of luggage solutions, designed for all types of travel. Our complete 4-step travel system offers a quick, convenient way to choose the right bags and packs for all the items on your packing list.
And since we create all our products with a commitment to innovation, durability and craftsmanship – backed by lifetime warranties – you can have peace of mind knowing that your gear will be ready for wherever your journey takes you.
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