Travel packing list

I travel a fair bit and over time, I’ve learnt to refine the art of packing. First of all, I don’t start packing 2 hours before my plane leaves, nor do I throw a random bunch of clothes into a bag and hope I’ll be okay.

I’ve formed a fairly comprehensive list of items to pack, and hope it will help you as the basis for your own list. You can find it on Google Docs here. Or, you can copy and paste the items in text form below. Though I am a strong proponent of saving the environment and not wasting paper, I PRINT out this list and affix it to my wardrobe so that I can refer to it and pack quickly – having everything online isn’t always the fastest or easiest *gasp*.

Do feel free to leave comments, if there are items you feel I should add to the list.

Clothing
T-Shirts
Shorts
Jeans
Underwear
Track pants
Shirts
Slacks
Ties
Jackets
Belt
Cap
Cufflinks
Sunglasses
Watch

Essentials
Passport
Tickets
Foreign cash
Credit cards
Driving permit
Power adaptor
Multi-adaptor
Mobile phone
Charger
Stationery
Notebook

Footwear
Shoes
Sandals
Socks

Dive Trip
Fins
Mask
Wetsuit
BCD
Regulators
Booties
Gloves
Snorkel

Toiletries
Soap
Shampoo
Shaver
Cotton buds
Toothbrush
Toothbrush charger
Toothpaste
Towel
Tissue
Nail clipper
Lip gloss

Miscellaneous
Sleeping bag
Spare backpack
Plastic bags
Swiss Army Knife
Pouch
Torchlight
GPS (and relevant maps!)
Camera
Memory cards
Memory card reader
Reading material
Sunblock
Maps
Medicine
Batteries
Water bottle
Business cards
Matches / Lighter
Blank DVDs
USB drive
Gifts
Inflatable pillow
Locks for bag
Passport photos

3 Comments

  1. Anna - July 15, 2011

    I just sent this post to a bunch of my friends as I agree with most
    of what you’re saying here and the way you’ve presented it is awesome.

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