Basic Packing List

Ear Plugs

Eyeshield

Benedryl, Melatonin, or other sleep aid

Wet Wipes/Baby Wipes

Kleenex

Main Packing List for every Trip

Empty Water bottle (fill at airport after security)

Extra pair of earplugs

take # of days you will be on the trip, divide by 2, then choose outfits that can be interchangeable or just add a scarf/hat/necklace to change your look this will save you loads of room. PACK ONLY WHAT YOU KNOW YOU USE ON A DAILY BASIS, AND CANNOT REPLACE AT YOUR DESTINATION IF NEEDED.

  • Shirts
  • Lazy Jane Tshirt (to lounge in)
  • 1 weather appropriate dress that you can dress up or down depending on the occasion
  • Thin sweater - I prefer fleece as it doesn't take up much room
  • Scarf - to match shirts
  • Bandana
  • leggings/jeggings - take up less space and lighter (#everyouncecounts)
  • shoes (1 quick slip on/off pair, and 1 sturdy pair -- wear sturdy pair onto the plane)
  • Undergarments
  • socks

Shirts

Lazy Jane Tshirt (to lounge in)

1 weather appropriate dress that you can dress up or down depending on the occasion

Thin sweater - I prefer fleece as it doesn't take up much room

Scarf - to match shirts

Bandana

leggings/jeggings - take up less space and lighter (#everyouncecounts)

shoes (1 quick slip on/off pair, and 1 sturdy pair -- wear sturdy pair onto the plane)

Undergarments

socks

Toiletries

  • Laundry Detergent - especially if longer than 7 days
  • Toothbrush
  • Toothpaste
  • Retainer
  • Makeup
  • Razor
  • Q-tips
  • Floss
  • Aleve
  • Benedryl itch cream
  • Bandaids
  • Pepto Bismol
  • Personal Medications
  • Contacts/glasses
  • Shampoo/Conditioner
  • Deodorant
  • Dry-shampoo
  • Personal hygiene supplies
  • Brush
  • Hair conditioner oil/spray
  • Sunblock/Aloe - if location appropriate
  • DEET - I use Jungle Juice from REI - if location appropriate
  • Body Glide

Laundry Detergent - especially if longer than 7 days

Toothbrush

Toothpaste

Retainer

Makeup

Razor

Q-tips

Floss

Aleve

Benedryl itch cream

Bandaids

Pepto Bismol

Personal Medications

Contacts/glasses

Shampoo/Conditioner

Deodorant

Dry-shampoo

Personal hygiene supplies

Brush

Hair conditioner oil/spray

Sunblock/Aloe - if location appropriate

DEET - I use Jungle Juice from REI - if location appropriate

Body Glide

Personal Security & Financial 

  • Photo ID
  • Credit Card/Debit Card - make sure to call your bank and notify them of your travels
  • Cash at least $100 in your purse in the local currency
  • Maps in electronic or paper copy
  • Itinerary and addresses to accommodations
  • Leave your itinerary with someone - so they know exactly where you will be if they need to come looking

Photo ID

Credit Card/Debit Card - make sure to call your bank and notify them of your travels

Cash at least $100 in your purse in the local currency

Maps in electronic or paper copy

Itinerary and addresses to accommodations

Leave your itinerary with someone - so they know exactly where you will be if they need to come looking

Electronics/Camera Equipment

  • See my Camera Equipment for a list of what I use while traveling
  • Computer or Ipad
  • Camera and phone charger
  • Phone
  • Headphones/Earbuds

See my Camera Equipment for a list of what I use while traveling

Computer or Ipad

Camera and phone charger

Phone

Headphones/Earbuds

What would you add to this list? 

Other Packing Lists worth noting: 

Glamping Packing List

Road Trip Packing List - with list for your dog too

International packing List

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My name is Janiel, a medical professional, and solo adventurer. I have over 23 years of international travel experience and have a sincere passion for celebrating humanity, connecting with cultures, finding unique art and adventure. I’m an advocate for animals and sustainable travel and want to invite you to join the Culture Trekking community.

       

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