International Packing list

Every trip I take, I always look at my packing list.  No matter if it's a 3 month trip or a 10 day trip, I refer to this list as guidance when i am traveling internationally.  I hate to forget something!

Travel Personal Checklist

First of all, we need a backpack and packing cube to pack!  This is what I use and it is not for everyone.  Check it out. 

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Osprey Packs Exos 48 Backpack (2017 Model), Basalt Black, Medium

AmazonBasics 4-Piece Packing Cube Set - Large, Gray

Documents
Tickets
Passport
Visa
Vaccination
Wallet
Travelers checks (if you're old school)
Cash
iTinerary (I hate plans)
Phone numbers
Arrival address (they always make you fill out an arrive card and ask for address)
Insurance card

HER checklist
Belts
Blouses
Cosmetics
Dresses
Gloves
Handbag
Hats
Sweaters / Coat / Jacket (waterproof or gore-Tex)
Nightgown
Pantyhose
Scarf
Jewelry
Lingerie
Raincoat
Robe
Shoes
Shower Cap
Swimsuit
Skirts
Shorts
Feminine Hygiene Items
Hairdryer / Curling Iron
Sewing kit

HIS checklist
Bathing suit
Raincoat
1 pair of light / quick dry convertible trousers (able to convert to shorts)
3 or 4 under armor quick-dry shirts
Flip flop
Water-proof shoes
Socks
Boxers / underwear
Marmot Minimalist jacket
1 Under Armor turtle neck (smart wool is okay too)            
1 Under Armor compression leggings
1 dress shirt with collar
Hat / bandanna
Sarong
Shaver
Small towel for wiping
Shaver

General list
Raincoat / umbrella
Pen / small notebook
Super small First Aid box
Medication / Vitamins
Plastic Bag (for dirty clothes)
Camera
Computer (netbook, preferably under 1kg)
Toiletries travel bag (everything under 100ml)
Flashlight
Sun glass
1 Travel Book / magazine (books are heavy)
Insect repellent
Granola bars (to avoid buying food when flying budget airlines)
Deodorant
Sunblock (can buy at the destination)
Headphone (small)
Electric converter / adapter
Travel towel XL (thin and lightweight)
1 Liter reusable BPA free water bottle (this will save you a lot of money)
Hooks
Lock

**If you're going camping or trying on save $$ on accommodation, bring sleeping bag, tent, and a small/thin (2.5in is enough) air mattress. Your friends may not have extra blankets for you.
**try to keep packing around 10kg.
**Bring laundry powder if going multi-day mountain trekking and/or camping.

 

Short trips

If I'm just visiting friends for a few days in LA, or camp out for the night, I'll just refer to this list.  Some of the items are repetitive, of course.  This list is not for everyone.

Travel - Essential for Short trips

Checklist
Bathing suit
North Face trousers
3 or 4 shirts
Flip flop
Shoes
Socks
Boxers / underwear
Coat / jacket            
Travel towel
Thai pants
power USB charger
sarong

General list
Pen / small notebook
Medication / Vitamins
Plastic Bag (for dirty clothes)
Toiletries
Headlamp
Sunglass
Book
Insect repellant
Granola bars
Sunblock
Headphone
Travel towel
1 Liter reusable BPA free water bottle
Hooks

Camping
Tent(s)
sleeping pad
sleeping bag
Cooking utensils (liquid for washing)
Food / Water
Tarpaulin