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Travel tips & essentials every traveler should pack
- Plan ahead but stay flexible.
- Beware and trust your gut to stay safe.
- Travel light and efficiently
- Set up travel notifications with your debit and credit cards.
One of the questions that I am asked most often on email or social media is for packing tips. The packing advice does change depending on the destination, here are a few items that we never leave our home without. The packing list of travel essentials includes items we recommend always having in your bag – especially your carry-on if you’re flying! (Some of the links below are affiliates)
Pack like a pro. Get organized and travel light.
Carry On bag: Empty water bottle to refill for the flight, stay hydrated on and off the plane and save money. Most water bottles will cost you around $6 a pop. Refill your water bottle whenever you see a water fountain available. Portable cell phone charger, headphones, light rain jacket, sunglasses, passport/id and wallet. I always have an extra bag tucked away for souvenirs (or sometimes use it for dirty laundry)for the flight back home. I also carry a small purse that I can use for tours or the day trips. A mini umbrella, a hat, snack pack, and Wet-ones wipes. I also have the electronics bag in my carry-on to use on the flight as well.
Portable Cellphone Charger
Shampoo/travel size/soap (everything under 3oz)
toothbrush and toothpaste travel size
make-up and make-up wipes
first aid- bandaid, antibiotic cream, vaseline
2-3 bathing suits
1-2 cover ups (ideally these can be cute for shopping or going out)
one pair of sandals
one pair of tennis shoes
2-3 staple shirts
1 workout suit/sports bra
1-2 tank tops
Less is always better, bring a couple sets of clothes. If you forget something, you can always buy what you need.