Travel Packing Guide
Try not to pack more than one carry-on and one overhead worth of items. This way you will not have to risk any delayed or lost luggage and can start your adventure earlier rather than later. My list is pretty standard but includes the following:
1 Credit card with the best international protections and rates and user-friendliness (just in case you need more money than brought). A travel card like the Chase Sapphire Preferred would work the best.
Student ID for any discounts off admissions to certain places. Ask about any discounts before paying.
Cash, try to split this up into different pockets and areas so you do not lose all of it in case you get mugged.
Cell phone (also with copies or pictures of important documents). Again, you are traveling so leave the technology behind if needed. Only pull this out if needed such as in searching for a location.
Watch so you wake up in time to enjoy all the destination has to offer
Camera and equipment which may take up space and weight depending on how serious of a photography you are.
Neck pouch for valuables for theft prevention, an alternative to the fanny pack.
Snacks and food
Noise isolating earphones for that loud plane ride or your snoring neighbor sleeping next to you in the hostel.
Reading material for the long waits for the plane or anything else.
Umbrella (you never know when it might rain)
Filter water bottle
Clothes, try to pack as little as feasible. You are going traveling, not to a job interview.
Toiletries just in case…
Keys for when you get back home.
Extra shoes in case it rains or for formal occasions.
Sleep mask for the plane ride or hostel.