How do you pack your bag and what do you take with you?

Packing can easily become a headache and a real chore for many of us, especially women. In the end, you often end up taking more than you need and ending up with excess baggage at airport check-in.


How you organize your suitcase will depend above all on your destination and the type of trip you’re planning. That’s why you need to prepare what you’ll really need, and adapt the clothes you bring to the countries you’ll be visiting and the activities you’ll be taking part in during your trip. Here’s an article to help you prepare your luggage and travel with peace of mind.
Take only the essentials!

Although it may seem logical, we always tend to take on more business than we should. But whether you’re buying for 2 weeks, 2 months or even 2 years, the quantity of clothes doesn’t really vary. When choosing equipment, focus on what’s really useful! It’s best to travel light, choosing quality over quantity. The most important thing is to adapt your bag to your destination (climate) and the activities you’ll be doing, so that you take only the clothes and equipment you need. The clothes you’ll be wearing will depend on whether you’re planning a relaxing holiday or weeks of trekking!

The bare minimum

When you leave on a trip, the minimum you need to take with you is your passport, your credit card and yourtravel insurance certificate. For the rest, we generally find more or less the same things as in France: clothes, accessories, medicines, food… Some Asian countries such as Indonesia, Thailand or the Philippines have the biggest shopping malls, so if you’ve forgotten something or have a particular need, you’ll certainly be able to find it at your destination.

The essentials


But there are still a few essentials to take with you on your trip. Here’s a list of clothes you can take with you, and vary according to your needs and desires!
– T-shirt
– Shirt
– Pants
– Short
– Briefs/pants
– Swimsuit
– Pair of socks
– Poncho/K-way
– 1 pair of glasses
– 1 pair of walking/basketball shoes
It’s not necessary to have multiple quantities of jeans, shirts, t-shirts – just two of each is enough most of the time. It may come as a surprise, but it’s possible to wash your clothes when you travel. Indeed, many countries have stores where you can wash your clothes or have them washed, often at a lower cost.

Tip There’s a clothing material that’s particularly well-suited to travel, combining the advantages of traditional wool and synthetic fibers. Merino wool is soft, breathable, odorless, non-itchy and warm!


For personal hygiene, there is also a minimum list of essentials to take with you.
– Toothbrush, toothpaste
– Soap
– Disposable razor
– Shampoo, comb, cotton buds
– Towel

Electrical and electronic appliances

Electronic devices (cameras, laptops, tablets, MP3 players, etc.) usually have a built-in power adapter. Those without are generally designed to be used anywhere in the world with a simple power adapter purchased separately.

How many kilos?

It all depends on the type of trip you’re planning. This is a particular problem if you have to fly, as overweight or bulky luggage is refused by airlines or may be subject to substantial surcharges, especially with low-cost airlines that charge extra for hold luggage.
It is generally advisable to have less than 20 kilos of luggage on the plane. Ideally, you should take a bag weighing no more than 15 kilos, which will allow you to travel light and still have a varied wardrobe.

In fact, the fewer kilos you carry, the easier your trip will be:

  • Less weight when moving
  • Less thinking about what to wear each day
  • Less chance of being robbed
  • Greater sense of freedom

In conclusion, it’s important to prepare your bag according to your destination and activities. Although it may seem old-fashioned to some, it’s a good idea to draw up a list of essentials before hand, to limit the risk of packing unnecessary items.

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