Packing a bag for travel can appear to be a nerve-wracking job, and might daunt you at the thought of preparing for an upcoming tour no matter the short term, long term, inbound or outbound. So now you are looking for any shortcut to pack without any worries. Here are some helpful tips for the travel packing to help you travel smarter for anywhere, international travel or simply for vacation.
1.THE RIGHT TYPE OF BAG
Wherever you’re planning to go, you’ll need a piece of luggage or a backpack that is versatile, sturdy yet lightweight and big enough to hold all your essentials. You can buy one from those bag choices or make a combination, for example, a wheeled backpack with a day bag, or a carry-on with a day bag.
Different type of bag will meet your different needs:
- Rolling Luggage: With wheels, you don’t need to carry all your gear on your back if you’re going to be traveling in a city where there are paved roads and sidewalks. Having one that has a long enough handle that is comfortable enough to pull when fully loaded, as well as being the lightest weight.
- Carry-On: Whenever possible, travel with a carry on luggage. It’ll just mean you can save time at the airport, save on check-in fees, guarantee the airlines won’t lose your bag….
- Wheeled Backpack: If you are going through different types of terrain, or switching from airports to cobblestones, having a bag with the option to roll it or carry it like a wheeled backpack is handy. Be aware of the size, ensure the size works so well for flight cabins. Some bigger sizes don't always fit in overhead because of the wheels and a rigid base.
- Travel Backpack: If you know you don’t want the extra weight of wheels, traveling with a travel pack is going to mean hands-free mobility and ultimate versatility.
Nayo Anti-theft Shell has an in-built TSA lock to maximumly protect your valuables, such as laptops, tablets, cameras in a safe condition. Hidden pockets under back padding will prevent you from losing the small yet invaluable stuff. It has one main compartment with versatile pockets for both electronics and daily necessities.
Nayo Genaral is a versatile travel backpack with a large capacity compartment. No matter what travel goods and electronics you want to carry, you always can find a pocket to place it.
2.TECH FOR TRAVEL
Capturing the best memories is important for your travel. Make use of the tech items available and carry them on the plane. What tech items to take?
- Smartphone: A must-have item for keeping touch with your friends and family, using maps to navigate around your destination, and taking quick photos.
- International pocket WiFi: Without WIFI, you will be isolated. A portable WIFI allows you to use the internet on your smartphone, tablet, etc. Access the internet as usual without incurring expensive fees OVERSEAS.
- Good Camera + Spare Memory Card: A ‘good’ camera to take good photos. And a spare memory card or two matters when you run out of your memory card!
- A Drone: The photos and unique perspectives a drone gives you are amazing for travel photos and videos. It’s a plus for a cool journey!
- Noise CancelingHeadphones: It's awesome to enjoy music when you travel on planes, trains, and automobiles, while you don’t want to annoy the passengers around you, nor listen to them spoil your time!
- Laptop: If you are on a business trip or you want to watch movies or some web surfing in long-term travel, a laptop is an absolute necessity for you. But it isn’t necessary for other travelers on short trips.
- Adapter Plug: Different countries require different power adapters. There’s nothing sadder than having tech but you can’t charge!
- Power Bank: It’s very important to keep your phone and camera alive whilst out and about!
- If you’re going to be on the road on the long travel days, you probably cannot bear a lot of discomforts. So to make your travel more humane, you have to do something.
- Travel Pillow: Based on scientific proof, a soft and strong pillow can provide incredible neck support. Grab a pillow which eases you, to prevent you from neck pain during your travel.
- Eye Mask & Earplugs: If you desperately need a nap on public transportation, use eye mask, and earplugs, block out the light, block out the sound and enjoy sleeping.
- Foldable Water Bottle: Remember you’re always consuming energy on the road, so you need water. This bottle is perfect for folding down and packing into your bag and won't take up a lot of space.
- Stainless steel travel plate: ideal for eating messy foods on a bus, train or having a picnic.
- Travel Moisturizer & Lip Balm: Sometimes your body needs a little help when you’re traveling through different climates, altitudes and time zones!
4. TRAVEL MEDICATION
- Travel First Aid Kit: It contains band-aids, antiseptic wipes, bandages, gauze, small scissors and tape/pins.
- Imodium: for any tummy upsets from new foods.
- Paracetamol: for pain & fever relief.
- Anti-inflammatory Medication: for when your muscles hurt after days trekking)
- Bug Spray: keeps annoying bugs away.
- Cold and Flu Tablets/Lozenges
- Antihistamines/Allergy medication
- Motion sickness Tablets
- Sleeping Pills (if required)
- Antibacterial Ointment
- Region-specific medication: prophylactics/antimalarials if traveling to a region affected by malaria
5. TRAVEL DOCUMENTS
- Passport/visa(s): there are different types, make sure you prepare the right one.
- Personal ID/Student ID card: If you’re a student, some companies offer discount cards to help you get good deals while on the road.
- Cash and credit card(s) – Put 1 or 2 different credit cards in separate bags/pockets/travel wallet in case one gets stolen/damaged, and prepare a small amount of cash for urgency.
- Travel insurance information
- Reservations, itineraries or pre-printed boarding pass: try and keep an electronic copy of all documents too.
- Hotel and/or tour contact information
- Transportation tickets (plane, train, bus, car, etc.)
- Emergency contacts and important addresses
In addition to booking accommodation with an in-room safe or lockbox, there are other travel safety ways to improve your sense of security:
- Money Belt: a belt with a concealed section for holding some money for an emergency.
- RFID Blocking Travel Wallet: Keep your passport and 1 credit card inside this RFID Blocking Travel wallet at all times.
- Cable Travel Lock/Padlocks: Trying your best to secure your things cannot be overemphasized.
- Headlamp: A headlamp takes up very little space in your backpack and can save you from darkness and insecurity.
Packing travel clothes for any trip can be a nightmare so that a packing list will help. The clothing and the number of clothes you need to pack will be variable depending on your destinations and how long you intend on traveling for.
- A packing cube or two: to keep everything organized
- Longsleeved shirt(s), Sweaters or fleece jacket
- T-shirts and tank tops: tops with sleeves are more respectful of the culture you are visiting
- Travel Pants and/or shorts
- Dresses and/or skirts
- pair of jeans: good for travel days/airports and planes
- Rain jacket, windbreaker and/or a mini umbrella
- Yoga Pants & Sports Top
- Sports Bra, Underwear, Bras & Socks: wool socks are best for hiking, pop socks for day to day wear.
- Pairs of Travel Shoes: 1x Comfortable walking shoes/athletic shoes, 1x flip flops (for shared shower facilities) and 1x pair of dress/going out shoes.
- Sunglasses and glasses case
- Hat or sun visor
- Scarf or bandana: can be worn in the hair/over the head/as a wrap and as a scarf
- Swimsuit/Bikini: for watersports/scuba diving
- Suit or blazer
- Dress pants and slacks
- Dress shirts
- Boxers and underwear
- Casual running shoes
- Baseball cap
8. TRAVEL TOILETRIES
- Toothbrush, Toothpaste, Toothbrush Cover & Floss, mouthwash
- Sunscreen & Aftersunand moisturizer
- Shampoo & Conditioner
- Razor, shaving cream and aftershave
- Contact lenses
- Fast-drying, anti-microbial towel
These travel essentials will make sure you are well-prepared for every adventure. Pack smarter, travel smarter! Enjoy exploring the world!