We all know that when you set off on your travels you’ll end up packing far too many clothes that you probably won’t wear or don’t need, especially if it is your first long haul trip or holiday.
Well this article is just a handy guide to help you cut down on some of the useless items you shouldn’t pack, all you have to do is make sure you have these 5 items in your backpack and you will be good to go in most situations.
Jeans are a very important item that you should bring with you no matter where you’re going in the world.
A comfortable pair of jeans can see you through any journeys or adventures you have, if you need to walk miles around a thousand year old temple or decide to hit the shops for a day, whatever the situation you can make sure you do it in comfort which is the most important thing for any traveller.
You may be thinking why do I need to bring a polo shirt with me when I’m planning on trekking through a forest or touring around the Mekong Delta. Well obviously you wouldn’t be wearing a polo shirt at that exact moment in time but I’m talking about if you find yourself in a situation where you’ve got a bit of down time like you want to relax for a bit with friends, you’re going out for a meal at a restaurant or having a drink at a local bar.
For any of these situations then a polo shirt should be the go to option as it’s cool if you’re in a hot country, its practical for most situations and you’ll look good at the same time. See here for some stylish polo shirts that would be ideal to take with you on your travels.
This should be an obvious one especially if the countries you’re travelling to are hot, as taking a dip in a pool or going for a swim in some crystal blue waters somewhere is 100% going to happen.
Maybe you want a day sunbathing on the beach or chilling out by the pool in your hotel (if you’re staying at a hotel that has a pool) in which case swimming trunks will be the first thing you go to put on.
Don’t underestimate how important this item is, even if you’re going to some tropical paradise as even the nicest, most idyllic places have rain. Whether that’s a tropical thunderstorm, a light shower or it might just be that particular countries rainy season you don’t want to be caught out as that is a sure fire way to put anyone in a bad mood, not to mention the hassle of having to dry all your clothes out.
So the easy way to avoid this problem is simply to make sure you pack a rain coat so you don’t have to worry about any of these problems.
I’ve saved the most important till last as a good pair of walking shoes are by far the most important piece of clothing anyone needs at any point in their travels.
In my opinion you should definitely get a good pair of trainers before you leave as this gives you the chance to break them in easy while you still have the opportunity to. Trust me when I say there’s nothing worse than having to walk in an uncomfortable pair of shoes for miles because you’ve got no other option. So make sure the shoes you take are as comfortable as you can find, your feet will thank you for it.