BY RIYA MANUJA
Irrespective of how often you travel, a checklist for your getaway is always vital. When your daily schedule bugs you, responsibilities burden and stress overpowers- you so need to take a break from all. Traveling is serene. Traveling in the pursuit of happiness brings so much positivity to your soul, refreshment of mindset and confidence in self. A trotter is an ardent explorer. He seeks joy from moving around and going about. Nothing is far and nothing is in reach for him. Some travel for exploration, while the rest travel for relaxation or both. Traversing domestically or internationally is only fully successful if your planning is organized.
A well-organized trip will be all about fun-filled moments and absolutely no regrets. How much ever we feel lesser the need of the smallest things, almost that important they turn out to be once left home, unpacked. Therefore, a checklist always proves to be so important.
The essentials and suddenly required stuff should always be carried with you on trips, so you never miss a moment! A checklist assists you to travel smarter and in a very orderly way by simplifying the big task of packing for tours. Any vacation requires you to be fully prepped for all the adventures and endeavors which await your way. And so, an efficient checklist assures you and your trip to be all that you want it to be!
Beginning with the choice of baggage, a travel bag-pack you would not want to weigh so heavy. It is always advisable to have a carry-on bag for your essentials and the rest of your stuff in rolling luggage.
A carry-on bag will be lightweight, will save you the time of looking for essentials in the luggage lot and prevent the risk of over-packing. This bag will sling onto you all throughout and will be a go-to pack for all your frequent needs; not forgetting the waived off check-in baggage fee! Whereas, rolling luggage is full of space for your belongings.
You can stack your stuff in a neat compiled manner and saves you the burden of carrying the load as you just roll it away!
While you are away for a vacation, there are bound to come some memorable moments! A camera is also useful and should be on this list. To capture and later rekindle & cherish the moments you live on that vacation, you need the camera as the captured clicks, will become your memory for life. Along with this, no one would want to forget earplugs for music, power bank/charger. The very basic but ultimately essential.
As important as your clothing bag is, toiletries are important too. From toothbrushes, toothpaste, deodorant to makeup and hygiene products; all should be packed in pouches the night before you leave.
To travel with a free mindset, hassle-free and obviously with you on toes – all healthy is what we want. It is necessary to never forget your routine medicines when you travel. In case of their unavailability there, it is always best to carry your own supply of medication. The medicines for unexpected discomfort like aches or nausea, fever or bad throat. It is always best to have a little med-box of your own in case of emergencies.
The trip you are on is secured and assured with your travel documents. It is smart to always keep these documents with you in a very systematic manner and even their soft copies, in case lost. These briefly include your passport/visa, tickets, your personal ID, cash and plastic money, reservations, itineraries, and their electronic copies, information of the hotels and your travel insurance and emergency contact numbers/addresses.
Whole in whole, almost everything abovementioned is revolving in our minds before we leave but a drafted checklist would certain that we are carrying all that is required for no bitter experiences. After all, with a life so hectic we all deserve a bon voyage!