Your pack is your best friend when traveling, make sure you are as efficient and smart about it.

For the past year, I have lived either out of my suitcase because of my job or my backpack when I traveled solo for a few months.  Therefore, I want to share how to make packing easy, convenient and efficient.

The more I traveled, the more I realized that I didn’t need a lot of the things I was carrying and over time I’ve become so good at it that now it takes me only couple of minutes.

I will be sharing different type of packs I’ve used with their pros and cons

Packing:

  1. What to Pack: below items I recommend bringing with you
    • Backpack that’s suitable for you
    • Passport, ID, visa, etc.
    • Book
    • Tablet
    • Essential toiletries
    • Repellent wipes (this are easier to carry than a bottle and wont give you problems at the airport)
    • Combination lock-most hotels, B&B’s, hostels, etc have lockers to put away things. So a combination lock will give you flexibility to leave some of your things while you don’t need them, especially if you have a tour in the morning and you are checking out that same day. Always remember to go back and pick them up
    • Camera
    • Water bottle or camelpak
    • Phone
    • Chargers
    • Portable battery
    • Small light
    • Sunglasses
    • Raincoat or poncho 
    • Notebook – taking notes is important
    • Small first aid kit
    • Dictionary
    • Printed documents
    • See “General Guidelines” and “Tips based on type of travel” on clothing to take with you