Traveling is always an exciting affair. Think of the early morning trips to the airport, or that rush you get boarding a red-eye flight.
But before you book that flight, what travel essentials should you pack in your suitcase – especially if you plan to work remotely when you arrive?
Pack Clothes Based on Your Destination’s Climate
You don’t have to bring your entire closet with you.
When thinking about what clothes to pack, consider your destination’s climate.
Will it be bright and sunny? Or will it be overcast and chilly?
Generally, a warmer temperature means fewer clothes because you don’t have to put on so many layers of clothing.
Still, even in colder weather, you can buy thermal garments that are lightweight, which makes them easier to fold.
What’s more, take advantage of packing cubes!
These packing cubes can help you save and organize your space (so you have more room for souvenirs).
Versatility is Key
As a remote worker going on a solo trip, gadgets are your best friends. After all, how else are you going to report to work without your trusty laptop?
Still, the amount of electronics you need might weigh your luggage down. Thus, it’s best to buy gadgets with multiple uses.
For instance, you might want to bring a convertible adapter—one that is compatible with your laptop charger, phone charger, etc.
Pro tip: Don’t cram packing. If you pack the day before your trip, you might find yourself missing your essentials for travel and find them unavailable on short notice. Thus, it’s best to pack your suitcase a few days before your flight.
Bring Travel-Sized Toiletries
Apart from your gadgets, solo essentials for travel should include toiletries.
However, avoid taking up too much baggage space by bringing huge bottles of your favorite shampoo or body wash.
Instead, head to your local store and purchase travel-size bottles.
You can then transfer your favorite products into these containers. Make sure they are less than 100mL if you’re planning to store them inside your carry-on.
Don’t Cram Too Many Shoes In Your Luggage
You probably won’t need a dozen pairs of shoes when you travel solo.
A good casual pair for walking around and another for hiking (or whatever your activities are) should be enough for your entire trip.
Again, pack light.
A List of Miscellaneous Items
When traveling solo, there may be a few miscellaneous products you might want to bring.
For instance, pads or tampons are travel essentials for women. It may be cheaper to purchase these items in your home country than at your destination. Further, make sure to bring your preferred brand, since they may not be available at your destination.
Ladies, don’t forget to bring your skin care products as well! And as mentioned above, transfer your faves into a travel-size container.
Shaving cream and a shaver (or razor) are common travel essentials for men. And remember to keep your headphones with you!
Packing is Stressful
There is nothing worse than getting to your dream vacation spot and realizing that you’ve forgotten a few things.
As such, preparing in advance and making a travel essentials list is your best bet to prevent these unfortunate situations.
Hopefully, these tips will help you become more organized for worry-free solo travel.
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