Thursday, July 15, 2010

Packing List for Travel

Aah, the joys of traveling! Be it a weekend road trip, week-long Christmas vacation or a month long spring break, traveling is something that I always look forward to. Exploring a new place, getting a feel of its sights and sounds, studying its flora and fauna, feasting on the local cuisine, shopping at the flea markets...just thinking about it makes me want to forget everything else and set out on a new travel expedition this very minute!

Anyway, stepping aside from the joys of traveling momentarily, one thing that I wish to stress on at this moment is, the amount of preparation that one should do before any sort of travel. Lack of preparation can often land travelers in problematic situations which can severely dampen the spirits of the traveling party. Here is a basic vacation packing tip for all travelers. One of the first things that you should do in the preparatory stage is, make a travel packing checklist. On that note, let us look at what a packing list for travel should contain, and how to go about making one.

Making a Packing List for Travel:
Your travel packing checklist should ideally be split into the following categories:

* clothes
* toiletries
* travel documents
* finances
* first aid
* accessories and general items.

Clothes: You should always pack your clothes while taking into consideration the prevailing weather conditions at your destination and the duration of your stay. The following clothing items should ideally be on your vacation packing list:

* regular casual day wear i.e. shirts, t-shirts, trousers, dresses, jeans
* an extra pair of denims
* innerwear
* towels
* sweater or windbreaker
* raincoat or a rainy jacket
* two sets of formal clothing
* night suits/pajamas
* swimwear
* bermuda shorts
* socks
* shoes, sandals and slippers.

Toiletries: Make sure that you inspect your toiletry kit before you leave. Very often, we happen to forget small things like toothbrushes and combs which can later cause a little bit of inconvenience.

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