Guide to pack before you travel

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How to pack a suitcase 300x194 Guide to pack before you travel

How to pack a suitcase travel tips

There is nothing worse than arriving at a destination, opening your bag, and thinking…. You get the picture – realising that you have left something at home, affectively ruining a holiday before it even begun.


Here is my guide on things to pack before you travel:



  • Passport (Yes, some people really do forget to take their passport!)
  • Visa – if needed
  • Identification – other than passport of course
  • Ticket for travel – unless you can print it at the airport, be sure to check in advance
  • Money – cash and card for emergency
  • Hotel reservation printed out
  • House keys




  • Toiletries – take what you need, you can always buy toiletries at your destination. But the general essential toiletries are: Toothbrush, Toothpaste, Shampoo, Body wash, Deodorant. To avoid any leaks in your bag and ruined clothes, use cello tape to keep the lid on firmly, or place all toiletries in a plastic bag.
  • Clothes – well we all need them for obvious reasons. Essential clothes to take: Underwear, Trousers or Jeans, Shirts, Jacket, Shoes, Shorts. Remember, if you are going travelling – take as much comfortable clothes as possible. TIP: roll your clothes instead of folding them; this will prevent clothes from creasing as much.
  • Electrical – remember to take the suitable adapters for your phone, laptop and what not. An mp3 player or iPod for when you are flying can really help. Also a good camera to show off all those amazing pictures to your friends can always go far too.




  • Sun Cream – if you are like me, you will need sun cream… no really, this isn’t even up for debate. Bring sun cream.
  • Sunglasses – temperatures can really heat up, protection for your eyes is important too.
  • Plasters and bandages – little cuts and bruises are easy to come by when you are adventuring around the world. Plasters and bandages to cover up little wounds is perfect.
  • Mosquito repellent – if needed of course.
  • Any other medicine that you need to be taking.


You can always comment with more suggestions on travel tips, I am always looking to connect with other travellers and travel blogs.


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