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What To Pack For Your Next Trip – A Friendly Reminder

What To Pack For Your Next Trip – A Friendly Reminder

Heading off on a vacation soon? Making sure you pack properly for your trip is key to having a smooth and comfortable journey. Here’s a handy checklist of what you need to bring and tips for smart packing when flying:


  • Valid passport & other ID
  • Boarding passes & travel documents
  • Medications & prescriptions
  • Debit/credit cards & local currency
  • Phone charger & adapter plugs
  • Travel insurance information


  • Versatile mix of outfits & layers
  • Comfortable walking shoes
  • Lightweight jacket or sweater
  • Swimsuit & coverup/sarong
  • Sleepwear & socks/undergarments
  • Outfit for nicer dinner or occasion


  • Toothbrush, toothpaste, floss
  • Shampoo, soap, deodorant
  • Contacts, solution, glasses
  • Brush/comb, hair products
  • Skincare & makeup items
  • Shaving, nail clippers, etc.

Other Essentials:

  • Sunglasses & hat
  • Small backpack or daybag
  • Water bottle & snacks
  • Guidebooks, phrasebook
  • Camera, charger & batteries
  • Earplugs, eye mask for sleeping

Packing Tips for Flights:

  • Put any liquids/gels in checked bags per TSA rules
  • Keep medications, documents, valuables in carry-on
  • Pack heavy/dense items closest to back
  • Roll clothes vs. folding to maximize space
  • Use packing cubes, compression sacks
  • Wear bulkiest shoes & jacket on plane
  • Bring empty water bottle, neck pillow, entertainment

Travel can be hectic, but packing strategically will make your trip smoother. Use this list to ensure you don’t forget any essentials! Proper planning prevents poor performance. Have a great vacation!

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