What to bring on a trip

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List of things to bring on a trip

Here is a complete checklist of things to remember when going on a trip, to adapt according to the country you are going to and the climate! Very useful to be sure not to forget anything before your departure.

In this article, I have put links to some articles that I use on my travels and recommend to you.

Don’t forget to bring

  • Passport with Visa if necessary. Also remember to always have a photocopy of your passport with you, stored in a place other than the passport itself. I also advise you to take a photo of your passport with your smartphone, it can always be used!
  • Plane tickets (otherwise you won’t get very far!).
  • Travel insurance (certificate).
  • Make sure you have taken all the necessary vaccines
  • All your reservations: hotels, trains, excursions, etc… I always take the printed version + PDFs/screenshots with me on my phone and my tablet. You never know, and it’s handy to look at them quickly! I also always have with me a text file summarizing my itinerary, with the addresses in the language of the country I am visiting. It’s also not bad to have a photo of the hotel front (retrieved from the reservation site) on your phone, it can save you a lot of trouble!
  • Wallet with:
  • Credit card
  • Student card (many tourist sites offer student discounts)
  • International driving license
  • Boat license
  • Diving card
  • Mickey Club membership card
  • Applications that might be useful to you: map, languages ​​, etc.
  • Take all your luggage when you leave, otherwise, you will look really smart once at the airport.


  • T-shirts
  • Long-sleeve t-shirts and/or thermal t-shirt
  • Shirt if you plan to go to the evening or to a restaurant in classy places
  • Daily pants / Jeans
  • Jogging pants
  • Thermal underwear: I know, it’s not really classy, ​​but what are we in it!
  • Shorts (if the weather is nice, but beware of sunburn!)
  • Swimsuit
  • Socks and underwear
  • Shoes (hiking shoes/sneakers, something comfortable, ideally for my trips I bring 2 pairs). Try to do the pass everywhere to avoid having to bring 10 pairs. 1 pair of flip flops can also be practical, see bathing slippers for sissies at the beach.
  • Cap, hat, bob. Not to be taken lightly, especially if you are going at altitude
  • Gloves, hats, scarf if you go to a cold country!
  • Relax jacket
  • Coat: Try to have at least one waterproof jacket or coat, or you may quickly regret it!


  • A flexible filtering water bottle, very useful if you are going on treks or in countries where tap water is not drinkable. Here is the one I use, it is very light and does not take up space.
  • Tablets for decontaminating water (if you do not have the bottle).
  • Some medicines: Doliprane or equivalent, anti-diarrhea, medicine against motion sickness, and lozenges against sore throat.
  • Sleeping pills if necessary
  • Antiseptic
  • Hand sanitizer (small bottle, you will not always be able to wash your hands before eating)
  • Plasters and plasters anti blisters
  • Antivenom if you go to a remote place
  • Sunscreen with a high protection factor in case you have applied it incorrectly!
  • Powerful mosquito repellent


  • Toothbrush
  • Soap, shampoo, cotton swabs, toothpicks, razor, pair of scissors, and nail clippers
  • Toilet paper roll. Biodegradable is better!
  • Packs of tissues
  • Towel: On the advice of another traveler, I now prefer those in microfibers, which are light and dry quickly. Tested and approved!
  • Baking soda to serve as a natural deo. Convenient for you and for others.
  • Talc against perspiration for countries where it is really hot
  • Tweezers: Useful even for guys, it’s handy to remove a sea urchin thorn if you don’t use the sissy beach sandals I talked about above.


  • Universal socket adapter
  • Mini multi-socket to avoid having to recharge your batteries one by one
  • Smartphone
  • Tablet
  • Portable battery , also called a portable charger or power bank, essential to recharge your phone or camera if you are far from civilization! I put you a link to the best one.
  • Solar charger, if you are going on a trek in the pampas for several days, it is very practical!
  • Headphones with active noise reduction. Perfect for the plane!
  • Mini Bluetooth speaker perfect for watching a movie in the hotel.
  • Camera and equipment that goes with it: Sun visor, which also serves to protect the lens from blows, so useful, even indoors! Charger, memory cards, extra batteries, lenspen (the best tool for cleaning a lens). Tripod and ND filters if you want to take long exposures.
  • Flashlight or headlamp. There are now some really powerful LED lights that you can buy for a pittance. I put in link the ones I use. In my opinion, this is one of the most important things to bring on a trip!
  • Rechargeable batteries for the lamp and charger
  • Watch: preferably cheap
  • Laptop not too heavy
  • Action cam and accessories.
  • Portable drone, because drone videos are really classy!

Other / Practice

  • Sleeping mask: Favor quality so that it is very comfortable.
  • Earplugs
  • Sunglasses
  • Construction noise-canceling headphones (in addition to airplane earplugs, if you don’t have active noise-canceling headphones and are a real noise psychopath)
  • Umbrella, it can be very practical, not only for you but for example to be able to take pictures without (too much) soaking your device! it requires a little technique with a reflex, but it is done!
  • Notebook and pen to take notes on your adventures.
  • Tactile gloves allowing the use of the smartphone without removing them
  • A book, or even better, an e-reader (I was reluctant to use e-readers, but since I have one, I find it super practical when traveling!)
  • Quality Swiss Army Knife (There is only that true!) To imperatively put in your checked baggage
  • Medium-sized backpack. In addition to your main luggage, I recommend that you have a small bag that you will use for your excursions leaving the big one (or the suitcase) at the hotel. For my part, I use a camera bag, which has the advantage of opening from the back, so you can’t be stolen by pickpockets. Very practical to have peace of mind when traveling!
  • Laundry (or otherwise you can use your soap, it works great too and it’s always that less in your luggage!)
  • Mask/snorkel etc … if you go by the sea
  • Belt with a pocket to stash money
  • Code lock for your suitcase
  • Mini compass
  • Plastic bags to put your dirty laundry / Shoes etc.
  • Anti-pollution mask: for big cities, and in addition you will look Badass

And you, what do you put in your luggage to go on a trip?

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