I absolutely love the idea of travelling around the world. It brings me joy to think that we can experience other people’s cultures and explore different countries by travelling via plane. My personal interest and goal in life is to travel around Europe. I find European culture very intriguing and the sceneries extremely breathtaking. I do enjoy packing my hand luggage when it’s time for an adventure. I’m a very organised individual and I like to list everything that I’m packing so I don’t get a panic attack when I arrive at the airport.
These are the essential items I must have:
Pen: I always carry a pen with me because I need to fill out a declaration form when the plane lands at the destination airport.
My passport (and visa): Too obvious! I need to show my passport to airport security officers and customs and immigration officers upon arrival and departure. Our passports are our official documents for travelling. If I travel outside of Europe, I will need to show my visa enabling me to enter that particular country.
Travel Document Wallet: I use my travel wallet to keep my passport and boarding pass secure. It also holds hardcopies of my medical records, doctor’s notes and foreign cash. This wallet is big enough to hold two passports, if you are a dual citizen.
Toiletries Bag: This pink bag is from a brand called: Mia and Luca. The bag has two components. Inside the bag, I will have all my liquids on one side and the other side will have miscellaneous items. All our liquids must be 100ml and is in 1 quart sized bag.
Packing Cubes: I just discovered that using packing cubes are the best way to save space in my hand luggage. My packing cubes are from a company called: Travelon. The entire collection consists of two small sized bags, one medium sized bag, and one large sized bag. I use the small bags for underwear, bras, and socks. The medium and large bag are use for blouses/shirts, trousers, and dresses. I also have a white mesh bag for my dirty laundry.
Universal Adaptor: Wherever I’m going, I will always bring my adapter to charge all my technologies. Every country has their own style of plug outlets. My adapter will work in UK, EU Countries, Russia, Australia, Japan, and the Americas.
Citymapper App: I like to travel via public transportations whenever I arrive at a new city. The app ‘Citymapper’ helps me navigate safety around the new area. It will show you the waiting time for bus and train, where the bus stops are, which bus to take, buses and trains arrival time, and which direction to walk. This app will work in major cities and countries. Throughout Europe, the Americas, and a few Asian countries are some examples. Citymapper is available at the Apple Store and Google Play.
I hope some of my essential items are helpful when you pack on your next adventure.