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Travel Essentials for your next trip

Packing for a trip can be a grueling task. I am used to adding a lot “just in case” stuff to my luggage which is totally unwanted. Recently, I managed all my necessary stuff in one backpack for my three-day trip to Fujairah. Hmm! I am getting better at packing every time I travel. Therefore, I decided to share my travel essentials with you all.

Before you start packing, here are a few things to consider:

Destination: Destination is the key determinant of the things you pack. For example, if it is a beach location, one should ensure to pack summer essentials, whereas if you are planning for a colder destination, one needs to ensure that the sweaters and winter stuff are packed.

The luggage limit: Ensure that the packing is in accordance with the permissible luggage limit

Days of stay: Pack your stuff according to the number of days. Plan your apparels and accessories according to the itinerary. This will save you from over packing.

So, here goes my list:

First of all my hand luggage: My hand luggage usually consists of two bags-one sling bag(cross bag) and a backpack.

Sling bag: Currently I am using the Guess Sling bag. I do not part with the bag during the journey and while exploring the destinations.

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*My Passport and other IDs

*My Phone and the earphones



*Debit and credit cards

*A copy of travel documents

*A pen


*Hand sanitizer and some tissues

*Lipstick and a Eyeliner

*A small comb and clips

These are the things that are on me at all the times

Backpack: I am currently using the Adidas backpack. It is light weight and not a burden to carry.

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*Lenovo Ideapad ( It is super light)

*Mobile and laptop charger and Universal adapters

*Dell tablet (my in-flight entertainment) and hard disk.

*Novel (nothing can beat the love for books) and a notepad.

*Camera and charger (The camera case is usually Mr. Rao’s sling bag counterpart ????)

*A copy of all the travel documents.

*Some hidden currency ( just in case!)

*Sunscreen and perfume

*A set of clothes, socks, and undergarments (In case of losing luggage)

*Neck pillow (only if I am taking a flight)


*Medicines and bandaids ( medicines with prescription necessary for international travel)

*A toothbrush and a tiny toothpaste

Check-in bag: I have an American Tourister luggage bag. The bag has many partitions and helps me pack better.

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*Another set of all the travel documents inside the bag

*The owner information and contact numbers in the front zip, in case of loss of luggage

*My jeans, shirts, dresses, undergarments, socks.

*Matching clutches, shoes, sandals, and scarves.

*Another set of medication with the prescription. Also, pain relievers are a must carry

*Sanitary needs

*A box consisting of Makeup remover cotton pads, Body lotion, deodorants, hair serum, and lip colors and bb cream and mascara)

*A jewelry box for all the accessories

*Bath towels

*Some plastic bags and laundry bag

*Some hidden cash

*Some eatables ( a pack of biscuits and snacks, if we are unable to buy them at the local stores)

Pro tips:

*Take a photo of all the things that you have packed, that will ensure that you don’t have to unpack and repack to check if the item is present or not.

*Roll up the clothes instead of folding them.That can save space in the bag.

*Make sure you have the soft copy of all the travel documents in your email, in the case of emergencies.

So these are my travel essentials, Did I miss out anything? Let me know! Happy packing!

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