Packing for travel can be difficult; you never can really plan for what you might need on your journeys. Of course there’s always the essential necessities that you can’t avoid: underwear, toothpaste, first aid kit, shampoo, and the like. But a lot of packing is really up in the air. Will a pack of cards really be worth it? Am I ever going to make time to go on a jog? How many times do I actually plan on running around dressed as Spider-man and causing mayhem? You know, things like that.
Basically, it all comes down to guestimation. It’s inevitable that you’re going to bring along a few things that you wont actually need during your travels, and you’re also going to realize you left one or two things behind that would have come in handy.
With that in mind, Kathleen and I put our heads together and came up with five recommendations for things you should definitely bring and definitely not bring, inspired by our own travel experiences. Enjoy!