Travel Essentials

15 Best Travel Essentials!

No matter how lengthy is your trip going to be - be it a weekend beach getaway or a three-week abroad vacation — you'll need to pack a bag, and you’ll want to pack it right with Travel Essentials. I love to pack LIGHT and smart (for the sake of shopping, my only adventure) so that I have room in my bag. I try to prioritize my "Must have outfits/shoes" and all the small things I need for any situation. 

Most of the work is considered done when the list is prepared before actual packing. First I like to divide belongings into important and less heavy. Though I love fashion and style, but when it comes to computing – I pack what WORKS with different permutations and combinations. There are many factors which determine what goes in: the type and length of trip, itinerary, the weather, the size of luggage, and any weight limits imposed by mode of transportation. And with so many factors at play, it’s easy to overpack or underpack.

10 Best Travel Essentials

I always want someone could make a list of essentials and I can choose the items accordingly. Honestly there are many, however I find them confusing.
So I myself decided to make a generic less confusing "Travel Essential List" and to pin down the must-haves for any kind of travel with no gender bias. This list will have essential travel items I can’t travel without, but I’m not going to drag you to yawn or bore you with obvious/ generic things like undergarments or your phone. I want to share things that are seriously going to help you!

Packing Cubes: This is a must, must, must to have thing. It's so wonderful to know exactly where everything you brought is, as soon as you unzip your suitcase. There will be no more treasure hunting in your suitcase, you will find the stuff as and when it is needed without wasting a single minute. Especially when you travel with kids believe me it's the best invention! Plus, you can very easily move your packing cubes into the drawers of your hotel dresser and instantly be done unpacking and ready to go.


Functional BackPack: You might be wondering what's the need of mentioning functional with this. Do check before taking it in use whether it is durable and lasting or not. If not buy a new ( I prefer Caprese Bags) one, because it is one of the most used things on any trip, so it has to be the best, quality wise. I take it on hikes, to the beach, use it when my luggage gets too full, and it packs up the tiniest thing too. I name them as "Marry Poppins Bag"

Tiny Pouch: This is the best hack!. Pick your knickknacks, fill this pouch, take it along where ever and whenever you want. In traveling, there are quite a few things which are needed all of time, this pouch could save you from fidgeting in ever nook and corner of your purse or bag in search of those. Additionally, their size allows these little genies to be more portable and it can fit in any size bag. I also suggest getting leather cord organisers they save those weird wires from coiling and snarling.

Universal Adaptors: All of Europe operates on the same 2 round pronged outlets, Britain operates on its own unique 3 pronged, unlike India ports are rectangular. So if traveling abroad this is the savior. Ports are different for different countries, so there are Universal adaptors with all kinds of pinholes and friendly for all sorts of voltages. You don’t want to buy 5 world adapters to charge them abroad. So, buy ONE. Do make sure to pack this, else you land yourself just like Alice-in-wonderland.

Comfortable Walking Shoes: I love my feet, and do not want them to land in any cranky situation. Be it India or any other country travel does involve a lot of walking. Make sure not to pack brand new shoes or a pair of sandals. However, that does not mean, tag the oldest along. It has to be long-continued, comfortable, and low maintenance. Only they can survive those taxing walks. Gleefully you can walk on air!

Petite Traveling Toiletries: These products could vary with whether situations like on beaches it is humid, deserts are arid, all causing your hair and skin to react, therefore, moisturiser, suncream, shampoo, fragrances, etc are preconditioned requisites. Many brands nowadays are selling their travel kits. It includes shampoo, conditioner, moisturizer, shower Gel, soap, lip balm, shower Cap... so on n so forth. Literally "Small Wonders".( Or can buy small packagings separately too.) Pick your brand whichever suits you the best. Herbal ones are my favs on travels specifically, less time and utmost care is always the motto behind. Thus, you can save a lot of time, space, rectify weight issues, and provide room for spares. It's a win-win situation.

10 Best Travel Essentials

Power Banks: Not all the time we can find charging points, or even if we are lucky enough to find one, have to wait until your phone is charged. I hate to waste time on such kinds of stuff. Phones are habitual to drain when they are needed the most. So keep a handy charged power bank in your dear backpack always. I feel conquered.. hahahah... grasping at straws for a semblance of victory over these displeasing situations.

Neck Pillow: I feel like mentioning it constantly for international flights. t’s so necessary! These flight journeys for prolonged hours are so tiring anyways. This pillow has made me snug as a bug. It is a “c-shaped” cushion with fleece-like material that makes it so comfortable to head for sleep. It’s so epic. It’s honestly changed my flight experience so much and I wish to take it even on a 2-hour light for a little nap.

10 Best Travel Essential

Travel Towel: A travel towel is key – and I usually recommend a basic microfiber travel towel, cheap and easy to find. They also dry really fast. I pack mine at the bottom of my personal item backpack and never know it’s taking up space but it’s always there when I need it.

Classic Travel Outfits: My go-to travel outfit for flights, long days, wanted to look cute, dressed up, but still being SO COMFORTABLE is this: A pair of wide-leg fitted high waist pants with a fitted tee-shirt that I can tuck in. I usually go with one for all technique when it comes to bottoms. Like a pair of jeans or pants or skirts or shorts that can go with multiple tops. I do try combinations of shoes and clothing so that I will not end up in overpacking and make one match multi. My all-time liberators are white sneakers or slipons, avoid clutter too. I find them very comfortable, great for adventure or just city sightseeing and I love that I can wear them with leggings, dresses, on the plane, whatever. They match it all. Pack weather and style friendly - the only mantra. 

10 Best Travel Essentials

Polarized Sunglasses: I like to keep it simple. The polarized make a HUGE difference. They look cool and they are practical. If you are still wearing so not polarized sunnies, it’s time to take the leap. You’ll never go back! 

Utility Kit: Feminine hygiene products, Sewing kit/clothing care kit, tissues, band-aids, pain and fever relievers, wet wipes, Deck of cards and travel games for all of your miscellaneous.

Travel Doc Organiser: For overseas travel all of your important documents needed to be in one place as they are required for immigrations and other processes. A travel document organizer, holds a passport, ID, credit cards, coins, documents, a boarding pass, and a pen! By bringing all your important information together, this will help ensure you have everything you need to get from one place to the next.

DrawString Fabric Bags: They’re semi-disposable, but fantastic for packing. I never forget to keep some extras in my suitcase. Trust me, using them to separate shoes and dirty laundry will totally transform your return-journey packing experience. Good Point is they are weightless which is perk while traveling, can lug them along.

Reusable Water Bottle: Buying water all the time could be tricky and pricey. So why not to carry your own collapsable or normal bottles. Go for free of BPA, PVC and other harmful chemicals there should be some good news for body too. Hydration for the nation!

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Striking the perfect balance between packing too much or too little can feel as likely as striking gold. Check off this list as you pack, and you’ll be prepared for whatever your travel trip throws at you. Think this list is missing something? Let us know in the comments below – after all, sharing is caring!


  1. This is so helpful! I always have anxiety when it comes to packing but I'm going to follow these tips x

    1. I can totally relate!...
      it's my pleasure to connect with you :)