One of the smartest things I’ve learned to do over the years is to have one go-to packing list for all of my trips. The list contains nearly everything I would need during my travels, whether I’m headed to Berlin, Bangkok or Bangalore.
I print out my packing list, cross off the items I don’t need for that particular trip and then start making piles of items until I’m all packed up.
For the clothes, I leave a line next to the item so I can note how many of each I need to pack.
For specific suggestions, you can browse through my gear recommendations.
And you can download my travel packing list here. Here’s what you’ll find on it:
First aid kit
Best Packing Tips
** Pack as little as possible and bring only one carry-on if you can manage. Wear your heavier clothes and shoes on the flight.
** Dress in layers when there’s a wide range of temperatures at your destination.
** Educate yourself on what’s appropriate to wear at your destination. For women, baring your shoulders, knees and elbows might not be appropriate in some countries. For men, shorts might not be appropriate. The more you can blend in with the locals, the more you’ll be accepted and respected.
What’s missing from the list? What do YOU carry with you that you don’t see here?