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Last June 2015, I was blessed to have experienced my first international travel. I went to Vietnam for three months as a volunteer teacher. Since it was my first time, I was a little apprehensive on how my body would respond on an unfamiliar place with a different environment, weather, and food.  So, I prepared some travel essentials to make my first trip a success. Let me share to you my list…

1. Jacket or Scarf. Whenever I travel, I always bring with me a jacket or a scarf. I want to feel warm especially while riding a plane. In this case, I brought with me a scarf. Aside from keeping me warm, I use it to cover my face whenever I sleep. I don’t want people see me drool. Nyahahaha…

2. Medicine Kit with Multivitamins. Since I have allergic rhinitis, I always bring with me a pack of antihistamines and some medicines from Unilab such as Dizitab for motion sickness, Diatabs for diarrhea, and Biogesic for headache or fever that I can take even on an empty stomach. My eye drops for my dry eyes, liniments, and most importantly, my multivitamins ~ Conzace!

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3. Sleeping Pillow. I am asleep most of the time except when travelling during daytime where I can see a lot of beautiful views.

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4. Bathroom Essentials. Wet tissues: Celeteque DermoScience Hydration Make-Up Remover Cleansing Facial Wipes, pH Care Feminine Wipes and an ordinary wet wipes. Yeah… yeah… I think you get the gest why I have different wet wipes with me. Hehehehe… And there’s toothbrush, a few pads of panty liners and napkins.

5. Handy Dandy Laptop Bag. I need a sturdy one to carry all my travel documents, items from 1 to 4, wallet, and of course, my laptop!

These travel essentials are the things I carry with me aside from my checked baggage. And for sight-seeing, I bring with me a scarf and a buddy bag containing my wallet and medicines.

By the way, I have a different list if I go travelling with my kids. I will blog about it separately soon.

How about you? What do consider as your travel essentials?


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April Perez November 30, 2015 - 4:33 pm

I bring the same except for my laptop. I bring my iPad and my smartphone and those 2 are good enough for me.

Alli December 7, 2015 - 9:32 pm

I always carry a light jacket when I’m traveling. I need to add a sleeping pillow, too. It’s something I always forget about.

Erica Brooks December 8, 2015 - 1:55 am

I carry pretty much the same things when I travel too. A sleeping pillow comes in handy to avoid neck pain.

Jenn | EngineerMommy December 8, 2015 - 2:07 am

These are great travel essentials to have on hand when on vacation. It’s so important to make sure one has their medicines and vitamins at all times. Thanks for sharing your travel essentials.

lisa December 8, 2015 - 3:11 am

I love this list of travel essentials. I add snacks to my bag as well as bottled water, just in case!

Tonya C December 8, 2015 - 4:35 am

I used to do a lot of traveling and a few of your must haves were in my bag too! Never thought about a pillow!

Miranda December 8, 2015 - 6:31 am

I have been travelling quite a lot this year and my essentials are similar to yours, I always go with my first aid kit. It’s important.

Heather December 8, 2015 - 11:09 am

Great tips! I’d definitely stock up on vitamins. I tend to get sick when I travel especially during the colder months.

Franc Ramon December 8, 2015 - 3:10 pm

I was also able to visit the Notre Dame in Vietnam and it looks the same as the Notre Dame in Paris being based on the structure from the French who influenced the area. This travel essential would definitely help you have a more comfortable travel.

Jaime Nicole December 8, 2015 - 7:38 pm

This is a great light travel essentials kit. When we travel we almost always have the kids with us, so our kit is a bit heavier, but I like yours. The one thing I always include is something for blisters – moleskin or bandaids and tape to stop or prevent blisters.

Stephanie of The TipToe Fairy December 8, 2015 - 8:02 pm

These are such great essentials when you travel. I’ve learned bringing a pillow and meds make me much more comfortable when I travel.

Jessica Harlow December 8, 2015 - 10:44 pm

What a wonderful opportunity to travel and learn! You’ve got a nice list of traveling essentials to be sure not to be without!

Janet H. December 8, 2015 - 11:33 pm

You have listed some great travel essentials, I totally agreed with your above list especially the important of bringing a Medicine Kit when going on a business or personal travel trips. Great ideas, thank you for sharing 🙂

Ave December 9, 2015 - 3:54 am

I have a 4 day trip to Madrid next week, so I’m already planning the things I need to take. I always have my Kindle, migraine medicine, wet wipes and a scarf among other things with me.

Cassie December 9, 2015 - 7:23 am

When I’m traveling, I always take my Kindle with me. I always have to have a good book available at all times.

Marielle Altenor December 9, 2015 - 1:19 pm

Yup, you named pretty much everything that I make sure to have when I do travel. I always make sure to have some pain killer on hands.

Polarbelle December 9, 2015 - 4:43 pm

Vitamins are a good idea. I always take a scarf with me. It gets cold at 30,000 ft

Bosstechy December 12, 2015 - 9:49 pm

wow.. That’s a cool experience.. whenever I’m in for such a long journey.. I was take my fully charged Playstation wif me.. sometimes.. Novels, so I don’t doze off..

jared's mum December 14, 2015 - 10:24 am

a great list! it really is a must to bring a pack of meds + vitamins, especially when one has an allergy or recurring condition.

thanks for these tips, i hope i can put them to good use very soon!


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