I regret buying a lot of things in life, but I have never felt sorry for booking a holiday as traveling has always been worth it.
It is vital for us to travel light.
Travelling with liquids
Toiletteries list for travelling
- Foldable comb & brush
- Travel perfume
- Heat protector spray (It is applied to hair before straightening)
- Rosewater spray
- Nail polish remover pads
- Face wash
- Body Creme
- Hair Conditioner
- Body wash
Travelling with bags
Bags are really helpful when it comes to travelling.
Sealable plastic bags
I also learned to always keep all toiletry items in a sealable plastic bag. The reason is that no matter how careful you are, liquids do tend to leak. I also use a bit of tape on the lids of bottles to ensure tightness.
Separate bags are also great for organizing different things while travelling.
Using cosmetic/travelling bags
Extra shopping bags
Garment packing tips
As far as garments are concerned, we should try to take jeans or tights which go with a number of shirts. Mix and match is an excellent way to save space in the suitcase.
If you are tight on space, rolling up clothes takes lesser space than folding them.
Other travel essentials
Hairpins (kept in Tic Tac fresh mints container)
Travel pack tissues
inflatable neck pillow (by Samsonite bought from Tk maxx in London)
Makeup remover wipes/Johnsons baby wipes
Hair conditioner sachet
Nail polish removing wipes
Although they are easy to use, I haven’t had very good luck with number locks and in remembering the number that had been set on it, so I prefer to use small sized padlocks on my luggage. My dad used to tie up a unique coloured ribbon on all our bags so they could easily be recognized at the conveyer belt. It was funny to see the same coloured ribbons on another family’s luggage. Maybe next time, we can choose a more bizarre colour like parrot green so it really stands out and is unique.
Legal travel essentials
We are very vulnerable while travelling so we have to be proactive and keep an eye open around us at all times.
I have learned the hard way that it is absolutely vital to keep a scanned copy of all your legal documents on your personal online space. Click this to view the article where I talked about this in detail.
A USB with your important documents is also a good idea as you may require our personal important information anytime.
Important contact details should be with us while travelling. In case we lose our bank cards, cash, mobile phone or luggage itself, we should know what steps to take.
Unfortunately, the most beautiful cities in the world are also the most visited ones and have the highest crime rates. I spent about a day and a half in Paris and had a narrow escape from theft about four times from different people.Paris, August 2012
We have to be vigilant when we are travelling, as we are the most exposed then. Robbers realize that we are in a new environment and therefore we are most exposed.
Holiday in Dubai
Preparing for a road trip
Portable car kettle
Canned food (corn, olives, tuna, red beans, chickpeas etc)
An endless supply of great music
Instant noodles & crisps
Extra shopping bags
Inflatable neck pillows
Sanitizer & wipes
Paper plates, paper glasses & plastic cutlery
Fruit (oranges, apples, bananas etc)
- Are you taking a trip and need a packing list. Here is an inspiration to prepare one.
Talk to me
- Tell me how do you prepare for your trips?
- What do you carry in your travel kits?