Practical Travel Essentials

I like traveling. I also like working while traveling. When I say work, I mean write my sh*t - novel, blogs, articles, etc. I also like going to parks, museums, the beach, the mountains and cafes just to breathe and do some more writing.

To ensure you both enjoy my time outside and still get to do my “work”, I have my travel essentials always ready.

Toiletries Kit

I used to carry a small one but I didn't see the point of trying to fit my toiletries into something small. This one is practical because it is durable and spacious. I have two of this. Inside are what I make sure to have all the time:

  • Toothbrush, toothpaste, mouthwash & floss
  • Loofa
  • Soap, conditioner, shampoo
  • Extra virgin coconut oil 
  • Comb
  • Scroongie
  • Sunscreen
  • Pantyliner / Sanitary pads
  • Baking soda
  • Wet Tissue

Extra Virgin Coconut Oil = I use this as a moisturizer and lotion. I avoid using chemical-based products on my skin. So far, extra virgin coconut oil have eliminated my lifelong black heads problem and bad reaction to chemical-based lotion. I also use it as a hair product. I put oil on my hair every other day.

Baking soda = I don't use chemical-based deodorants because my skin doesn't like it. Baking soda is what I use as a deodorant.

Tech Kit

I am not one of those who rely on gadgets but gadgets are pretty important to me. I have a separate gadget bag and some of the contents are never taken out of the bag. These are may spare. Here is what I make sure to have all the time:

  • Earphones because I love listening to music and sometimes take a break by watching random YouTube videos
  • Powerbank because iPhone batteries are just weird. I sometimes have 30% left and it dies or I just take too many photos 
  • Charger
  • Mini flashlight
  • Notebook (mini laptop)

Documents Folder

Since I live in a foreign land, I know how important documents are. I carry a small plastic folder where I put important documents. This is also useful when I go out of the country. Some of the things inside are photocopies of:

  • driver's license
  • passport
  • insurance
  • phone numbers to call

Standard Contents

  • Extra shirt, pants and underwear
  • Water Bottle
  • Chocolates
  • Mints
  • Small towel

Emergency Kit

  • Medicine for indigestion
  • Paracetamol
  • Bandaid


Depending on where I am going, I have three different standard suitcases/bags.

Just some tips:

  • buy a colorful luggage so it's easier to spot
  • if you like traveling, invest on a good luggage, people at the airport aren't exactly gentle with it
  • make sure that each of your bags have your toiletries set inside

Short Trips or Business Trips

Overnight Bag

My out-of-the-country luggage


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