Number my stuff!

Depending on your location and travel style, deciding what to pack can be difficult.  A few essentials that I almost always have in my pack:  identification, money, camera, plastic bags, anti-bacterial soap/wipes, and tissue papers.

I try to pack as light as possible and make use of miniature toiletries.  If I am traveling for long periods, I tend to bring less clothing and wash my clothes abroad.  In addition, I use plastic bags to separate my items and carry extra ones just in case.

Sample Packing List

Important Items

1.   Passport and travel documents, including copies of documents
2.   Air tickets, hotel and activities vouchers
3.   Prescriptions (pills, medicine, etc)
4.   Money (cash, credit card, traveler’s checks) and money pouch


1.   Camera and memory card
2.   Alarm clock/watch
3.   Travel plug/international adaptor
4.   Multi-purpose tool (such as a Swiss army knife)
5.   Personal audio player
6.   Small flash light
7.   Lock
8.   Batteries


1.   Hair Brush
2.   Toothbrush and toothpaste
3.   Shampoo and conditioner (small bottles work best)
4.   Anti-bacterial soap/wipes
5.   Deodorant
6.   Contact solution and contact case
7.   Lotion, Sunblock
8.   Feminine products
9.   Insect repellent
10. Earplugs
11. Lightweight travel towel
12. Tissue papers
13. Plastic bags
14. Band-aids and first aid ointment
15. Laundry detergent-travel size


1.   Your travel outfits
2.   Waterproof jacket
3.   Swimwear
4.   Hat
5.   Sunglasses
6.   Socks
7.   Undergarments


About Jan

In 2004 and 2010, I set aside time to travel the world in 3 parts. In 2004, I traveled to Thailand, Europe, and Pacific Northwest region of the U.S. In 2010, I traveled to 3 continents: Asia, South America, and Africa. I am not sure if I have a fascination with the number 3, but I seem to be constantly traveling by numbers.
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