Packing skills are the most easily overlooked component of travel by travelers! Without correct utilisation of these skills, you may easily forget essentials while overloading yourself with too much unnecessary luggage. Before going abroad, consider using this list as a helpful reference!

In the peak season of tourism, many people have already planned their vacation abroad with friends. There are countless swimsuits, dresses, and jewelry you may want to bring, but it’s very easy to ignore the most easily forgotten essentials in travel.

Space-consuming shoes can be covered with a shower cap, and stuffed with matching socks. Small accessories can be stored in the medicine box, which can also be used to arrange your daily rotation of jewelry. Universal adapters, chargers, memory cards, cables and other, easy-to-lose communication supplies can be knotted and packed in old glasses cases. Finally, clothes can be compactly stored in a tight, burrito-like manner, with your underwear rolled into it. This way, you can bring out twice as many clothes as usual! Using a few small steps, you can save a ton of space.

General Packing List:

  • Clothing: shirts, pants, pajamas, outerwear, socks, underwear, slippers, shoes, sun hats, swimsuits, formal wear
  • Daily Necessities: shampoo, shower gel, facial cleanser, moisturizing lotion, facial cream, sunscreen, lip balm, hand cream, toothbrush, toothpaste, feminine products, towels, shower cap, comb, reusable water bottles, hair bands, makeup (if applicable)
  • Communication: mobile phone, SIM card, universal adapter, charger, camera, portable battery
  • MUST BRING: plane ticket, ID, passport, international driver's license, domestic driver's license, foreign currency, credit card, spare USD, hotel booking receipt, booking car rental certificate, travel insurance.

When going abroad, accidents will always occur; wallets and luggage may be stolen, tickets may be lost, etc. Being extra careful never hurt anybody.



Every country has their local mosquitoes. If you have insufficient resistance to their bites, symptoms of inflammation may be triggered if you are bitten. Remember to look for anti-itch topical ointment that does NOT include steroids, as corticosteroids usually have a wide variety of unpleasant side effects.

In addition, if you plan to dive at the beach or participate in outdoor activities, it is very likely that injuries may occur. If they are not handled well, they could easily become cellulitis, a potentially serious bacterial skin infection. Therefore, it is also recommended to bring a topical ointment containing a broad-spectrum antibacterial formula to prevent wound infection and accelerate wound healing.

Eye drops are really important! If you wear contact lenses, eye drops are the holy grail of eye care. However, people who do not wear contacts still have many uses for eye drops. God forbid if something gets in your eye and you have no sanitary way to rinse it out, or if your contact dries out and your eye gets irritated. Eye drops are definitely an essential!


If you are unfortunate enough to suffer from headaches, toothaches, fevers, or period cramps during your vacation, and disturb the scheduled trip, it will really be very annoying! You can choose to bring pain-relieving pills that include acetaminophen, which have fever-reducing functions. It can also relax the central nervous system and relieve headaches, toothaches, and muscle soreness.

Although emergency medicines are usually forgotten when packing, they are actually the most indispensable! Small zipper bags can help classify ointments and dressings. Prepare about 5-8 pieces of each type of medicine, and store them in separate small pillboxes.


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