Written by Michael

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Don’t you just hate it when you get to your destination and realise you forgot your toothbrush? I know right? Even if you have packed everything and cant think of anything else, you always leave the house thinking you have left something behind and you wont realise until you arrive at your destination! Well luckily for you, to avoid any packing based mishaps or anxiety,  I’ve compiled this list for y’all so you don’t forget anything on your travels. So print this off, tick off the items below and you’ll have sparkly teeth and charged up electricals for your whole journey!

Things you’ll put your stuff in;

Things need to be put in other things, its a law of travelling. No matter how much you think you’ve squeezed into one of your bags, there’s always room for another trinket that you bought off the grandma at the Thai street market.

  • Backpack (waterproof or have a cover for it)
  • Day bag – a smaller bag for during the day, duh
  • Wallet
  • Bum bug – a good idea to stop your stuff getting stolen 🙂


This electrical list is written by a blogger who likes to take pictures. So it was written with the thought that you also like to take good pictures and document your journey through pictures and videos!

  • Adaptors (relevant for country)
  • Good camera
  • Camera case
  • Memory cards and holder
  • Waterproof camerafor those epic underwater shots and cliff jumps
  • Camera accessories – tripod, time lapse head, helmet mount etc.
  • Torch
  • Mobile phone
  • Spare cheap phone
  • Chargers
  • USB Chargers


If you forget one of these, your trip could turn from a go-go to a no-no, so this section is extra important! If you forget something from the other sections you can always try to source them once you’re at your destination, but not these!

  • Passport
  • Visa
  • Flight tickets
  • Travel insurance
  • Emergency contacts
  • Medical Info (including vaccinations)


Now this list is pretty much aimed towards the male species, I am after all a male. I understand women’s lists can go on a little longer and my understanding of these lists is pretty poor, so please feel free to suggest extras to include or just include them yourself ladies!

  • Toothbrush
  • Toothpaste
  • Deodorant
  • Nice smelly spray – anything but Lynx buddy
  • Paracetamol/Ibuprofen
  • Shampoo
  • Flanel
  • Shaver
  • Nailclippers
  • Micro Fiber Towel (an epic small towel that dries like a god)
  • Jhonny’s 


Again this is mainly for guys, if I were to write it for a girl it would be pretty much guess work! So happily add in whatever you like! Guys this should have you covered.

  • Shorts
  • Trousers
  • Joggers
  • T shirts
  • A couple of smart shirts
  • Underwear
  • Socks
  • Sunglasses
  • Hoody
  • Raincoat
  • Trainers
  • Flip flops


Anything that doesn’t fit into the other categories!

  • Watch
  • Padlock – For all those hostel lockers!
  • Money (exchanged anywhere but the airport!)
  • Water Bottle
  • Glasses/contact lenses


So this post is tilted “The Ultimate Packing List For Backpackers”, I’m sure however, that everyone has a slightly different list and likes to take things that other people don’t. So I’ve included pretty much every essential you need and you can feel free to add your own twist to it! I cant promise that this list will rid you off the anxiety that you left something behind, but stick to this list and it’ll be pretty hard for you to have that moment when you drop everything and cry in the corner of your dorm room 😉




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    “Even if you have packed everything and cant think of anything else, you always leave the house thinking you have left something behind and you wont realise until you arrive at your destination!”
    I often feel the same while traveling. I was planning to write my first experience on navigating and traveling to an unknown place. Hope to write soon.

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