Finding online tips on what to bring when travelling has helped me a lot. So I just would like to share what’s usually in my hand-carried luggage when travelling.
The list is in no particular order because I always carry them all the time when I travel!
- Contact lenses and contact lense solution
- And yes, work laptop and/or personal laptop
- A set of clean clothes
- A book or two
- 2-3 packs of pocket tissue and wet tissue
- Basic toiletries
- A big scarf
- A small pack of chocolate or biscuit
My stomach is very sensitive so I need to always bring medicines for diarrhea and hyperacidity. I’m allergic to some food so I also always carry with me some Claritin tablets. I grew up carrying a tiny bottle of essential oil and I still do! Essential oil is considered as medicine, right?
I don’t wear contact lenses when travelling but I don’t have a spare pair of eyeglasses. What if I break my eyeglasses? I wouldn’t want to go around not being able to see clearly everything that’s 2 meters away from me. So yes, I consider my contact lenses as my spare ‘eyeglasses’.
If I want to take take a nap while waiting for my flight, I don’t want people to know that I have my eyes closed. So I wear them even if it’s weird wearing sunglasses while my eyeglasses is stuck on my shirt. Or is it only me overthinking?
I may check-in my work laptop’s charger, but my personal laptop’s charger is always in my ‘chargers pouch’. Yes, I have a small pouch that contains the rest also: mobile phone charger, mp3 charger, not to mention my universal adaptor and an extra set of earphones.
I only carry these two when I go on business trip or longer vacation. To be honest, I cannot be at peace if I couldn’t check my work email for more than a week! I don’t have a tablet so I use my personal laptop for entertainment (yes, I do have copies of my favorite animes).
By set, yes, I mean everything, of course including a pair of clean undies and socks. Although I just stuff in a pair of shorts instead of pants. If I travel for more than 12 hours, I take 2-3 t-shirts with me.
Since I don’t have an e-book reader, I still carry a good book or two. Even if I do have an e-book reader, I might still bring a ‘real’ book.
I don’t think I need to explain.
Of course, toothbrush, toothpaste, and facial wash. If I have a tiny bottle of facial moisturizer, then great!
Sometimes, airports and even buses are just too cold, and a sweater is just not enough.
This is just me being a paranoid. But what if the plane crashes (knock on wood 3 times), and I’ll be in a situation like in the movie “Alive”. The food that kept them alive for a few days were from the overhead compartments! Nah, I just get hungry too often.
I might have missed a thing or two but this is pretty much it. So what’s in your bag when you travel?
The photo below might have nothing much to do with this post, but it’s a preview to the article that I need to write!
Up next: Tulum in Mexico!