Essential things to Pack for Travelling-I have traveled abroad nine times in the last six years and here i have outlined the essential things to Pack for Travelling solo.Little by little I have learned to walk through the murky water of my suitcase and backpack,From the arctic conditions in southern New Zealand in the winter to trekking through Mongolia to a girls’ weekend in Manhattan, here are my best travel packages and secrets for packing for female solo travelers.
- 1 Ten Essential things to Pack for Travelling Solo
- 1.1 1. Wear layers and convertible clothes
- 1.2 2. Take A Backpack As A Carrier With A Small Bag
- 1.3 3. Plastic Bags
- 1.4 4. Pack A Change of Clothes in Your Carry-on
- 1.5 5. You Need Just Three Pairs Of Shoes
- 1.6 6. Do not Pack a Hairdryer
- 1.7 7. Hide Some Money in Your Suitcase
- 1.8 8. Portable USB Charger
- 1.9 9. Blanket Type Scarf
- 1.10 10. Leave One Time Outfits At Home
Ten Essential things to Pack for Travelling Solo
1. Wear layers and convertible clothes
Basically i don’t like wearing uncomfortable clothes when travelling.I wear a lot of really soft cotton T-shirts, pants and skirts with nice cuts that both go up and down.
I also make sure that I pack things that I can easily apply, such as cardigans and wraps that I can wear over and over again. And a good black leggings is an important part of my travel wardrobe.
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2. Take A Backpack As A Carrier With A Small Bag
This is probably one of my best travel hacks that I have come up with. If you take a backpack in day back format as hand luggage, you are rarely asked to be weighed – I think this is because it is far less obvious and intrusive. Much less often than with a rolling suitcase as hand luggage.
This is important if you are flying with an airline that can be strict in terms of weight limits. My hand luggage is always overweight because it is full of my camera equipment and electronics, but when I am asked to weigh it (which is rare), I just say that it is camera equipment and they let me go.
Because I usually buy snacks and water at the airport, I have rolled up a small canvas bag in the side of the pack that I use as soon as I’m on the plane to place everything I need for the flight, like my laptop, Kindle and music.
Then I put my backpack in the hangbag and I do not have to think about it until I’ve landed. Trust me, this makes life so much easier.
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3. Plastic Bags
I am the biggest fan of plastic bags, and I usually have half a dozen tucked away here and there by my luggage.I always put my toiletries in a plastic shopping bag to prevent them from leaking over my clothes and my smaller items in a zip-lock bag. When I buy wine, I always wrap it in two or three plastic bags before I put it in my clothes.
In addition, depending on where I’m going, I’ll leave “bigger and heavier” toiletries at home and buy them as soon as I’m there, such as shampoo and conditioner, and I only have a travel size with me.
4. Pack A Change of Clothes in Your Carry-on
You never know when your luggage can be lost and if you have been traveling for 24 hours, being with a clean shirt or underwear may be a breaking point, at least for me.It does not have to be a complicated outfit, usually I take a light cotton dress, underwear and socks, depending on the climate at my destination.
5. You Need Just Three Pairs Of Shoes
Shoes are so heavy and take so much space and weight in your luggage that I did not think it was worth take more than three.
I have a rule of 3 shoes max and i stick to it when I am traveling. And I go witrh warm or beachy, flip-flops and flats, and my sneakers as I walk.When it’s winter, I wear my boots on the plane, when it’s really rainy, I take waterproof shoes. Wet feet can ruin your day.
6. Do not Pack a Hairdryer
I went through a phase where I took a hairdryer with me until I realized that most hotels already have them. And if they are not in the room, you can ask to borrow one. What was I thinking?
7. Hide Some Money in Your Suitcase
Knock on wood I have never been robbed or bagging, but I have enough friends who do.So one of the best ways to deal with it is to distribute your money and hide it in your suitcase or bag, away from where you keep your wallet in case something happens.
8. Portable USB Charger
In this time everyone has to charge something, right? My life is on my phone and when I travel, I store all my essential information, such as maps, directions to hotels, flight information, and so on. That means I always need it, and I really hate to have to hastily search for stores at airports or transport locations, especially with different converters.Checkout this special USB charger i have used over these years of my tours
9. Blanket Type Scarf
Even in the summer I always wear a large scarf the size of a blanket that I can pack on long travel days. Whether I am in a cold hotel room or an air-conditioned flight, or need a nap somewhere, I love to pack it myself when it’s needed.Checkout this beautiful blank scarf i usually use.
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10. Leave One Time Outfits At Home
This is another great takeaway, I learned to leave one-time outfits at home because they are usually not worth the space. The exception is when I need a specific outfit for an event, such as a conference day or a wedding.I like dresses and I have more than enough in my wardrobe, but I have learned the hard way not to pack them during busy journeys, or maybe just pack one. Otherwise, they end up in the bag.