I was waiting to go to Goa at the Vashi Highway, from where we were supposed to board the bus. I saw my phone and it struck me that I forgot to take my charger. I went to the nearby electronic shop to purchase a new Samsung charger but it was a little too expensive to purchase the original only for a couple of days. The shop owner told me that a duplicate charger would work just like the original one, purchase that. I happily purchased it looking at the stark difference in the price. However, there was a reason for the huge price difference. It wasn’t as effective as the original one was. I wish thousand times that I should have carried my phone charger instead of letting it be on the socket. We all know how important phones have become in our life.
Like me we all at some point or the other must haveforgotten a charger or a towel or something else in excitement of the travel ormaybe you were just a little lazy to pack. In order to not be in the sameposition, I started using a checklist which contains all the items I need totake for my travel. I keep on checking those items which are packed and beforeleaving I always make a point to check whether there is any pending item lefton my checklist or not. I can now proudly say that after that vacation, I havealways carried my charger:).
You can also use my checklist as a reference, so even you are not in the same spot as I was.
Some Of The Items We All Should Carry Are:
Clothing: Depending on how many days you and where you are travelling pack your clothes. If you are travelling to a cold place pack some sweaters, rain coats where it rains or light clothes in a bright sunny place. Fold your clothes properly or even roll it if needed to save some space in you bag. Don’t carry too much, just pack what you will be needing. Some items which you should generally carry are:
- Jacket / Sweater
Personal care: Sometimes you just don’t know in what situations you will be in so it is always advisable to carry your personal care products when you are travel so you stay clean, neat and tidy. Be the best version of yourself when travelling to enjoy the fullest. Some items which you might need to groom yourself are:
- Shampoo and conditioner
- Shaving kit
- Sun cream
- Insect repellant
- Passport / Visa
- PAN card
- Aadhar card
- Debit and credit cards
- Hardcopy of tickets as a backup
- Important contact details in case you loose charge on your phone
Electronics and entertainment: Nobody can stay without their gadgets these days, but are we carrying the right complements for our travel. Some items which we can carry are:
- Phone charger
- Portable charger
- Camera charger
Health: Don’t forget about your health. Are you takingsome daily medicines? Don’t forget them. Some medicines for a headache, nausea
Miscellaneous: What goes the best with travel is food. Don’t forget to carry snacks and more importantly water with you when you are travelling. Also, some spare covers can be handy to keep wet clothes, etc. Some extra items which we can all consider carrying are:
- Water bottle
- Spare cover or bags
Carry only those items you need and you are ready to have some fun. Don’t forget the mantra of travel light and sleep tight. Let your vacation help you to get a new perspective or just destress you from the mundane and busy life we all live. Enjoy!