Let’s start with a rhetorical question: who doesn’t love to travel? Sure, there are some people who simply dislike going anywhere more than 10 miles away from where they were born, but for the vast majority of people, travelling is something to be relished. Some people can do it often, some people can’t. One of the biggest problem for any traveler, however, is what to pack. Of course, if you’re just going for a hike out in the country, then you won’t have to pack much more than some deodorant and a change of clothes. However, if you’re traveling to another country, then you’ll likely need to have a well packed travel bag.
Of course, this brings up the issue of what to pack. First of all, it’s a good idea to consider where you’re going to be travelling to. If you’re traveling to Jamaica, for instance, you’ll have to pack a whole other set of stuff than if you’re going on a trip to Siberia. Forethought will keep a lot of dangerous and potentially hazardous situations from happening.
Secondly, it’s always a good idea to take your own toiletries. Now, this does seem like something that someone who suffers from OCD will do – each in their own little plastic bag, or something – but it’s a very smart thing to do. First of all, it’s always good to maintain consistency with things that will be in contact with your skin. Furthermore, if you’re not going to take travel bags with you, and you’re going to a tourist trap sort of place, then you absolutely don’t want to have to buy anything there – the prices they usually charge are extortionate.
Thirdly, money. This a somewhat obvious little bit, but here’s the thing: accidents happen. They might not be very likely, but accidents in foreign countries are things that are not to be desired. If you lose something important – life your phone, for instance – and you need it immediately, you don’t want to be stranded with no possible way to replace it. Therefore, it’s good to have some money on hand in case of emergencies. Additionally, it may be a good idea to have some money in both the currency of the country you’re visiting and in the currency of your home country. After all, if it’s all in the currency of the country you’re visiting, then you might be tempted to go on a shopping spree. On the other hand, if it’s all in your native currency, then you might not be able to access it when you really need to. So, make sure to have some of both on hand in your hand travel bag