Items Travellers Forget to Pack

/Items Travellers Forget to Pack

Items Travellers Forget to Pack

Dear Traveller,

If you are already a traveller who think knows you have everything on you package list whilst travelling, think twice. Of course you’ll be taking with you your passport, money, clothes and all the necessary travel items however there are a few accessories and things you might have never consider taking with you or always forget.

Below I’m listing the most common things travellers forget to pack in their suitcase and are very important to have with them. I am also recommending you the exact travel things to buy from Amazon which I’ve carefully selected for you based on price and quality.

1. Refillable Travel Bottle

With these 100ml bottles and jars you can take your liquids and creams along in your hand luggage

2.Travel Refillable Mini Perfume Bottle

You can still take your favourite perfume with you in this small perfume bottle without having to take whole bottle.

3. Travel Pillow

Getting some sleep whilst on the plane, the train or the bus it very important. Having a travel pillow with you will help you get a better sleep and be more comfortable. The pillow I’m recommending also comes with ear plugs and a cover.


Having earplugs with you on the plane will relieve any air pressure you might feel, will reduce noise and protect your ears from flight ear discomfort.

5.Drinking Bottle with Water Filter

Having a Filtering Water Bottle will let you take clean and fresh water with you wherever you go. Especially if you happen to be travelling in countries where water is not the cleanest e.g. Ethiopia, Cambodia, Haiti, Ghana etc.  Investing in a filtration water bottle is the best you can do since you will be able to filter tap water over and over again wherever you go.

6.Windproof Umbrella

I am not talking about any umbrella, this is a vented waterproofed umbrella which prevent the umbrella from turning inside out when it’s windy.

7.Sewing Kit

It has saved me quite a lot of times. Having a sewing kit with you may save you and repair any rips of your clothes.

8.Universal Adapter

Depending where you are travelling you will need a universal adapter with you. Check this map to see what you will need in each country.

I would recommend you the following adaptor since it is compatible with US Standard, Australia Standard, EU Standard, UK Standard and car charger.

9. Dehydration Salts

Great to have with you since these will effectively replace the lost water and body salts you might and feel energetic.

10.Imodium Pills

In case of poisoning that will lead you to diarrhea Imodium is the best solution – it will stop that feeling.

11.Mosquito Repellent Spray 

Always carry one of these with you, especially if you are travelling to a warm place. Mosquitoes and insect bites could be dangerous so make sure you spray in advance and avoid the bites!

12.Hand Sanitizer

A must have item with you whilst travelling in order to prevent illness. Most preferably have an alcohol-based sanitizer, it will help you keep clean whilst you are on the go and have no access to a water and soap.

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2018-02-23T09:14:22+00:00October 24th, 2016|

About the Author:

Dora Christofi
I’m Cypriot, with a London touch, experimenting with photography, working in marketing, love cooking, reading books and wishing to travel the world. I currently live in Limassol, Cyprus and try to travel as much as I can. Visit the [Meet Dora] section for more.


  1. Kristine Aarsheim October 26, 2016 at 11:51 am - Reply

    A windproof umbrella… I really should get myself one of those. And imodium pills.I always buy them when it’s already too late. lol

  2. Flo @ Yoga, Wine & Travel October 26, 2016 at 12:03 pm - Reply

    Such a great list! I’m always scrambling for mosquito spray, mozzies just seem to love me! And great tip on the umbrella and hand sanitizer, I always bring these 2 things with me!

  3. jessica October 26, 2016 at 12:31 pm - Reply

    Haha! Imodium is always on our list. Even in the best of places, any change in my regular diet makes my stomach angry. I had no idea you could buy it online.

    • Dora Christofi
      Dora Christofi October 26, 2016 at 5:50 pm - Reply

      Yes, you don’t need a prescription so its available online! A must have!

  4. La Blonde Vita October 26, 2016 at 3:55 pm - Reply

    I always forget to take earplugs and I remind it if it gets too loud at night eg. when there is a bar in front of the hostel ;))

  5. Zoe October 26, 2016 at 4:49 pm - Reply

    Great list of really useful items! I usually carry all these with me when I travel, except the umbrella and refillable perfume bottle! Ear plugs and the 100ml plastic bottles are my faves that I never travel without! 🙂

    • Dora Christofi
      Dora Christofi October 26, 2016 at 5:49 pm - Reply

      You’ll find the perfume bottle very useful 🙂 Nice to carry everywhere, it fits even in the smallest bag.

  6. La Dee October 26, 2016 at 5:38 pm - Reply

    I would never have thought of some of the things on your list Dora, thanks for the tips! I’ll definitely be adding these on to my list 🙂

  7. Maja | Mexatia October 26, 2016 at 6:19 pm - Reply

    I love your list and I’m a quite good packer I must say! Ear plugs are must wherever I go. Also, we always pack those inflatable neck pillows but most of the time we do not use them or trying to survive the neck pain we have anyhow.

  8. Taís October 26, 2016 at 6:22 pm - Reply

    this universal adapter is just the best!! Its always so annoying to carry all the adaptors.but this one is very handy! 🙂

    • Dora Christofi
      Dora Christofi October 26, 2016 at 6:27 pm - Reply

      Of course it is! The best option for a traveler going all over the world!

  9. Jacky October 26, 2016 at 6:40 pm - Reply

    I love this list! I always carry ear plugs, neck pillow, hand sanitizer and a sewing kit (the cheap ones you sometimes get in hotels, tiny but effective!). One thing I might add is a bottle opener. I know many people are quite crafty, but I’m not ? And our hotel never seems to have one when we need it! In addition to immodium i also carry mild pain killers.
    But anyways, really need to get myself that windproof umbrella!

    Jacky ?

    • Dora Christofi
      Dora Christofi October 26, 2016 at 7:25 pm - Reply

      Hello Jacky! Thanks for dedicating time for reading and commenting! Seem everyone likes the windproof umbrella 🙂

  10. Cliodhna Ryan October 26, 2016 at 8:45 pm - Reply

    Travel pillow and hand sanitiser are my must pack items! I own so many of them because they are the 2 items that I will not do without but often forget. Thankfully I can always pick up another one in the airport!

  11. Caroline @ The Travelling Sloth October 27, 2016 at 5:35 pm - Reply

    Imodium tablets are such life savers. My dad told me about them on one of my backpacking trips and it works a charm. I may just be the only one but I’m not a big fan of neck pillows – feels quite uncomfortable but maybe I just haven’t found the right one for me.

    Haven’t used dehydration salts before though.. Might have to look into it for my next trip 🙂

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