Is a travel packing checklist really necessary? As a real spontaneous and disorganised person, after making a few serious mistakes, my answer is definitely positive: it’s very necessary! At least my in-laws have one. They travel regularly and are always super organised like most good and old fashioned germans who seem to have a list for everything: shopping list, packing list, to do list, wish list…
In fact we are going on a trip this coming Saturday to the largest Greek island Crete. An all inclusive holiday retreat for a whole week. While packing our bags, I thought maybe I should share my backpacking checklist here, so it’s saved “forever”. This checklist is just for me. My husband has one himself.
This travel checklist isn’t in anyway perfect, but an absolute necessity for me, a “young lady” who needs a reasonable amount of maintenances. Besides of that my hubby and I are both travel maniac and addicted YouTubers. Although we tend to pack our luggage as light as possible, sometime it’s just impossible with all that gadgets for filming and editing.
The checklist could be vary for many reasons: different demographics, seasons of time, the length of the trip or even the holiday destinations. So as a draft of my own backpacking checklist, hopefully it could help you as well.
Packing list – one week summer holiday on Crete
Passport/ ID/ drive licence (visa if necessary. Make sure they are all valid)
Tickets/ boarding pass
Hotel/ car rental confirmation
Cell phone (clean up the storage for holiday pictures)+charger
iPad (clean up the storage for holiday videos)+charger
Euro (Only for traveling in Europe)/ Credit card (UnionPay when traveling in Asia)/ Small notes for tips
Medications (sea sick pills)
WARDROBE (in this case for an one week holiday in summer)
3 one piece dresses (light weight, save space, can be both casual and formal)/jumpsuit
3 t-shirts (keeping them in the same colour scheme with the shorts/skirts)
1 jacket (for cold evenings)
1 swimmer + 1 -2 beach tops/dresses
BEACH & ACCESSARIES
goggles, snorkel, fins
Hair clips, hair band
Shampoo & conditioner & hair mask
Cotton stick, cotton pads
Pain killer tablets
Mascara, eye liner (waterproof)
Lipstick, lip balm
Make up remover
GADGETS & FILMING EQUIPMENTS
Keyboard for iPad+charger
Video camera+SD card+battery+charger
WIFI hard drive+charger
Tripod for camera/phone/iPad
Small notebook (I like to record what I eat while traveling)
Book for reading
We try to live a minimal lifestyle, but sometime as human we just need a lot of crap to feel secure.
Thanks for reading!