The Ultimate Travel Checklist for Your Next Trip

People travel for various reasons. Some do business trips, others visit family and friends in their hometown, and the majority do it for leisure. It also isn't the same at different ages and stages of life. Children, for example, travel with their parents without worrying about their itinerary, budget, or things they need to bring. As an adult, you are responsible for yourself in relation to all these things, and a lot more.

Whether it’s a business trip, reunion with relatives and friends, or leisure, there’s always some reason for traveling. It could be closing a deal with a big client, hosting a cousin’s wedding, or taking a break from work to have a fresh perspective. The aim of this article is to help you ensure that you bring all the essentials to your trip as you work to achieve your goal.

Here you go with a list of the things you should never forget in your trip:

Phone chargers

Many people charge their mobile phones in the same spot. If you’re one of them, you’re likely to forget bringing your phone charger in your trip. This is something to put permanently in your packing list, as they could cost so much in airports and overseas.

First Aid Kit

They say you always have one foot on the grave when you leave the house, and this is true! Accidents would not be called as such if they don’t happen the least you expect them. So, you always need to travel with a small first aid kit that contains eye drops, antibiotic cream, tweezers, among others.


Another thing that should come with you on every trip! It doesn’t matter if you’re not the type that always suffers from headaches because this is always a good idea. Especially if you’re traveling with kids.


“But the hotel probably has this, right?”, you may ask. Well, yes, but how often do you spend the night in a hotel and be amazed by how the toothpaste is like your favorite brand? Never. So, unless you’re okay with not feeling that minty, ‘whole-mouth clean,’ bring your own toothpaste.

Laundry bag

Especially in trips with a strict itinerary, everyone is too busy to deal with dirty laundry. Don’t let it take so much space in your suitcase and store it in a laundry bag. Separating it from the clean items will also help you save time when you get back home and clean up. You can easily buy one at a dollar store.

Power cords

Without this, all the electronics you’ll bring would be worthless. Make sure that you can charge your laptop, camera, e-reader, or wireless speakers in any country you are in with a power cord. It has to go together with every item you pack, so you don’t risk leaving the house without it. A power strip will also be useful.


Something to never forget for both men and women! Many people forget to toss this to their suitcases and pay too much in shops. It doesn’t matter if you’re going somewhere hot, go swimming or not in your destination – you need to apply sunscreen every day!


You’ll be surprised how much you need snacks in your travel. Do you notice you’re always hungry when you travel? When you pack some with you, you can forget about stopping for snacks in airports or gas stations. Helps you save time and money.

Stain remover

This is something that would make you smile thinking you brought it along. Especially if it’s a business trip – spill accidents are nothing! Buy this in a dollar store or local pharmacy’s travel section.

The best trips are those that enabled you to reach your goal – closing a big deal, hosting a family event, or just relaxing. In the same way, the best travelers are those who didn’t forget to bring anything! All trips are adventures involving some level of uncertainty you need to be ready for but having all the essentials saves you from much stress. The hotel you check in to may have some things you’ll need, but it’s different when you have your personal favorites with you, right? Good thing you have this list to get you through!

JL Santiago Aquino

A millennial lifestyle blogger from Caloocan City who adores trying new things. ✨ Email: Follow @JayL_Aquino on Instagram, Twitter, TikTok & Facebook.

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