The Traveler’s Checklist That Never Fails!


The Traveler’s Checklist That Never Fails!

  • Cash & Credit Cards: Keep an extra credit card and cash in a separate place, like a money belt in case of emergencies

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  • A VPN: Sometimes, countries will block/band certain online sites due to regulations. An example is Netflix. In many countries, movies or shows you’d like to view aren’t available in the country. If you get a VPN, you can bypass this inconvenience. You can read more about VPNs here.

  • Castile Soap: With only a few drops, it packs a powerful punch! With 18 uses it can be used as body wash, laundry detergent, washing dishes, shampoo, etc.!

    • Tip: Bronner’s Almond castile soap is my fav!

    • Deodorant

    • Five (5) Pair of Underwear: Remember you can always handwash!

  • Hair Essentials: comb, brush, oil, pomade, etc.

  • Jacket (depending on climate)

  • Oil: Coconut oil (my fav!) or shea butter is known to protect skin against harsh environmental elements (natural sunscreen!)

  • One (1) Pair of Shoes to Fit Your Climate: hiking boots, sandals, snow boots, etc.

  • One (1) Pair of Walking Shoes: tennis shoes, cross trainers

  • Passport

  • Surge Protector and Universal Converter

  • Phone chargers and External charger

  • Shower Gloves

  • Shower Shoes

  • Small Pouch of Medicines: antacids, pain relievers, itch cream, band-aids, antibiotics, and anti-diarrhea

  • Sunglasses

  • Super Glue: this stuff comes in handy in the least expected ways! This came in handy when I broke a pair of my sunnies!

  • Tea Tree Oil: Any topical ailment including sunburns, rashes, protecting against mosquitos, pimples, anti-fungal, etc.

  • Toothpaste & Toothbrush


  • Scarf or sarong: Uses include protecting you from the cold, can be a towel, head wrap, cover your body in religious areas, beach cover up, etc.

  • Light Makeup Kit: Mascara, lipstick, liner, light powder, blush, lipstick

  • Bras: Two – three

  • Sanitary Items: Ample amount of pads, tampons, and wipes


  • Matches or lighter

  • Empty Bag: If you plan on shopping or need a small day bag

  • Microfiber towel

  • Roll of toilet paper

Final Tips:

  • Make sure all of these items are travel size – 3.4oz or less

  • Create a “travel kit” with these items already together so you can eliminate this entire step when packing!

Journey on!

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