Things you Probably Didn’t Think to Pack for Travel

Packing your bags for a trip can be a grueling process, especially if you aren’t a frequent traveler. Most people know to pack the basics- you know, the clothes (don’t forget the undies), toiletries, medicines and identification documents. Your destination will impact your luggage contents a great deal, but there are several things that most every traveler will find handy to have. Below is a list of some items you’ll be glad you packed but might not have thought to pack. Give them a look and let us know if you have any secret must-have items in your luggage!

  • Chapstick
  • Extra Ziploc bags
  • Hand sanitizer
  • Snacks
  • Pen and paper
  • Reading glasses
  • A poncho or umbrella
  • Earplugs
  • Lotion
  • Car phone charger
  • Outlet adapters (when traveling to other countries)
  • A few extra empty bags for dirty clothes and other miscellaneous items
  • A towel 
  • Portable chargers 
  • A throw blanket 
  • A first aid kit 
  • Headache medicine
  • An empty water bottle or a collapsible water bottle
  • Health insurance cards
  • A small purse or travel bag
  • A Tile to track your luggage (
  • Travel size condiments (hey, you never know when you might need some ketchup)
  • Eye drops
  • An extension cord
  • Wet wipes/moist towelettes 

Are there any special items that you pack that most people don’t know they need for traveling? Let us know in the comments!

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