What are the most important things for you to bring when you travel?
February 24, 2011 8:49pm CST
I've been a travel since young. I'm a light traveler so before I used to list what are the most important things for me to bring when i go out of town/country. Now we all know that credit card, ID's, passport is a must but aside from that is there anything else that you bring along when you travel? In my case I always bring an extra inhaler since I'm an asthmatic and of course my camera! What about you?
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26 Feb 11
Oh this is right on topic for me because I am at the airport. I am going back to Italy after five days in UK. My flight leaves in just over five hours. There were no more later trains that would have got me here on time so I have a long wait each time I make this trip every month. I must have my netbook with me. I also must not forget my reading specs which I use on the computer too and some generic medicines just in case I can't get the same thing once I am there. Two more things that I must remember - the battery charger for my cell phone and the adaptor for the plugs. They are different in UK and I am stumped if I forget to take the one I bought years ago.
25 Feb 11
Aside from passport, IDs, credit card and cash it is a must that I bring my camera and laptop. I bring the laptop as I can not live without internet LOL! Also I need it to create back up for my photos and share them online with my family and friends. In addition, I need to bring a couple of medicines like paracetamol, vicks vapor rub, medicine for diarrhea and my food supplements. Aside from that I always handcarry a jacket whether I travel by land or by air. When the PSP is out in the market, I got one for myself and I always bring it along as well. Boarding gates and flight connections are such a bore, with the PSP on hand, I get entertained and kill the time. And......my secret that I would reveal now....I always bring with me a pillow case or a bedsheet of cotton material. Since I was a kid I cannot sleep without my feet resting on a pillow and my feet rubbing the pillow but the pillow case should be pure cotton LOL! In case of the absence of pillow I will use the bedsheet as blanket so my feet are covered and can still rub on the material. LOL!
• Craig, Alaska
28 Feb 11
I usually take my laptop, my ipod touch, Nintendo ds, of course my cellphone. If I ride the ferry to travel I take 1 DVD that my son gets to pick out to watch on laptop. If I fly I don't take any dvd's cause I know we'll probably buy a few when the plane reaches our destination and we go shopping. I also bring a word search booklet. Those are great for the time to pass by on the plane quicker and I like spelling games. I also bring my soft airplane pillow. I bring my bible.
25 Feb 11
Hi dheckerz! If I can bring just my money and my passport & other important documents then I would! Then if ever I need clothes and other stuff then I will just shop! But I'm not a billionaire so I would have to bring some clothes, LOL! Camera is also one of the important things that I bring when I travel. I love looking at pictures and memories when I get home. I also need to bring some makeup but not too much. Just the bsaics -- foundation, powder, eyeliner, eyelash curler, blush on, lipstick, quad eyeshadows, and the needed brushes. Then I would also need to bring a toothbrush and a little toothpaste and also a comb & scrunchie. Also, a good moisturizing lotion with SPF. I guess that's all. The clothes that I'd be bringing will just gonna be few coz I don't want to bring a lot of clothes when traveling
28 Feb 11
Aside from my handbag and all the things in it my laptop usually travels with me along with my digital camera. I am getting better at not over packing these days. In the past I used to take mountains of stuff and carry huge suitcases around full of clothing I don’t usually wear! As I said I’ve improved...LOL
25 Feb 11
I'm also a light traveler. I bring the basic as you've mentioned, a bank card, driving licence / passport, a camera and aspirin. It's also good to have some cash in various currency. My travel destination determines what will become in my luggage. Going to a city, you've got access to purchase thing you need. Going elsewhere to a desolate place I bring things which I might need for that place. It all depends on where I am going.
• United Kingdom
25 Feb 11
My disabled son needs his catheters, diapers, cream for his bottom and baby wipes. At the very least his catheters are essential and if lost on the flight would be very hard to replace. My passport, airline tickets and rail tickets are very important to me. I most have my contact lenses and my glasses. I like to have a small mirror to help me when I am putting my lenses in. I like to have a travel guided book like Lonely Planet, Rough Guide or Footprint. On my last trip some of my baggage was lost and most of my luggage arrived at my destination late. In my hand luggage I didn't seem to have all my essentials. By the time my luggage arrived I was running out of catheters for my son. I would have had difficulty getting any catheters in Colombia I imagine.