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10 Essential Things to pack while Traveling

I love traveling. I cannot go for more than two months without going out of town. But you all know that already. So while I am out at IFB Conference today, I will leave you guys with what I have learnt from my frequent travels. It never hurts to be prepared. This is the list of some basic essentials I believe one should pack regardless of whether it is a work-related or leisure trip.

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1. Small First Aid Box.  
You never know when you might need a band aid [shoe bite!].  Better to be prepared than to be in pain.  Specially when you are away from home.  You would find these at any pharmacy.

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2. Travel Size Toiletries:  
Specially with travel (luggage) restrictions increasing on a minute to minute basis it is only smart to carry travel size now.  But it is important that you do.  Sometimes you cannot even rely on the hotel to provide the best quality and often they run out sooner than your own travel size ones.

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3. Pair of comfortable walking shoes (Formal/Casual):  
Whether you are away on work or holiday a comfortable pair of shoes will take you a long way [literally and figuratively, both!].


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4. Pair of versatile heels:  
However, also be prepared for a night out, even if it is not on the itinerary. Never leave without a gorgeous pair of heels packed.  You will be sorry, if you don’t!  It is almost like the Murphy’s Law!

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5. Pair of comfortable Jeans:   
Again, you might be out of town on work or on a vacation, but a pair of Jeans is something that comes handy at the least expected time. The best part is that it can be dressed up or down as the need be!

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6. A dress for an evening out:  
Just like the heels, it is always better to be prepared than to be sorry!  And how much space can a cute LBD possibly take? Right?


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7. A Book:  
Even if you are not a ‘reading’ person I would suggest to keep a book handy.  They are a great companion when you are stuck at airport due to delay, long transit, missed flight [!].  Books are also a good back-up plan, in case you have a rift with your travel companion [I am just saying!].

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8. Written Address & Phone No. of the destination:  
Although we all rely on our Blackberries and iPhones for everything now, I would still suggest carrying a written/printed form of address and whereabouts of your destination.  You never know when these things will die on you.  And chargers won’t help while you are on-the-go… isn’t it?

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9. Some easy to eat snacks:  
Always have some snacks handy in your bag.  Preferably both salted and sweet, like a bag of nuts/mini pretzels and jellybeans.  Personally, I always carry some protein bar. They fill me up for good 1-2 hours.

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10. Emergency Cash & Credit Cards [but separately]:  
Mostly the world runs on plastic today but one should always have some cash for emergencies. However, keep it separate from the cards so that if one is stolen or lost you have the other to fall back on!

    Bon Voyage!

What would you add to this list? 

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26 comments

  1. Very useful Tanvi! Have a nice day!

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  2. written notes/addresses/pens is something I never miss. I've also learnt to carry cash now! [though I hate it] I love that black dress :)

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  3. I love the list Tanvi. Such essential items, but we miss them so often.

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  4. Have a great time babe! Sending you virtual hugs cos I can't be there! Boo :(

    I'd add, gum/mints, media tools - camera & charger etc if it's an all day work event thing and those gel inserts if going in heels... Those can save a girl in Fashion Week!

    x.o.x.o

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  5. this more or less describes my traveling bag!
    I also carry an empty water bottle, just in case, I get stranded on an island, I wont be too worried about how to drink my water! right ? ;)

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  6. Yes i wud also add a camera with charger and some mints like ur friend already did. :) Bon voyage Tanvi.

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  7. Hand sanitizer! I am obsessed with it.. whether am travelling by train or by air..
    And the rest are same.. I carry everything mentioned here!

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  8. Great tips, Tanvi! Enjoy your trip. x

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  9. Great tips. I travel a lot, so it's nice to know the important things to pack.
    I never travel without jeans or a book. Both are essentials.

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  10. being a frequent traveler myself..i agree with all your points....and pack in all the items u noted.

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  11. I always end up carrying more books than I should! But more books is always good than ending up with nothing to read. I also carry a couple of medicines just in case I feel under the weather, top of my list are meds for stomach infections, in case the food in a new place doesn't suit me. I also always carry a notebook/journal to scribble in.

    Have fun in NYC :)

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  12. Great list!I'm always lost when I start packing for a trip!I just don't have the heart to leave anything behind.I actually copied your post,you know!I might be traveling a lot after April.So,it'll come handy then.And I'd add an umbrella.Don't know if you like it or not,but I'm a total umbrella person!

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  13. Hah, I always forget cash and band-aids...and I always need them! One thing I learned from a friend was to carry a fold-able tote. i try my best to never check-in my bags. However, I end up shopping at the destination so many time I have to check my bag in. This way my tote becomes a nice carry on. Enjoy the conference!

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  14. Good list. The last one is the most important.

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  15. Great list!! I also always make sure to take a camera to take lots of pictures :)

    www.thejoyoffashion.blogspot.com

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  16. that might be the best lbd ever.

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  17. awesome travel list! have loads of fun at the IFB conference!

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  18. Hand sanitizer and face wipes. My face always feels icky after a long flight!

    Have fun in NY!

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  19. I just love travel size toiletries... They stack up in my room for future travels (and often get used before). I think I'd add a magazine and a warm water bottle.

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  20. The last point is important- emergency cash and credit cards but kept separately. Plastic money is welcome just about everywhere now but Cash is still King!

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  21. In addition to the words of wisdom above, if you wear visual aids, ALWAYS carry an extra pair of glasses or contacts in your carry-on.
    And thanks to Tanvi, I am now such a yoga nut that I carry yoga socks and yoga gloves in my carry-on. This allows me to do my fave poses without a yoga mat! And they are light and washable!!

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  22. That's a lot of cash :-). Books are always on my list.

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  23. Good list of essentials. I cant travel without my camera or computer.....I know, I know. Hope you are having a marvelous time in NYC. Xxxx

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  24. I have to plan a trip first!!!

    But definitely adapting my list...BANDAID!!

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