When you’re traveling the world for your work, it’s important to take all the necessary items. One of these items is your luggage. In case you’re wondering, traveling with more than two bags is highly discouraged. Aside from the fact that over-packing leads to discomfort and stress, you also have to rent more than one luggage and that can get pretty expensive. So if you’re planning a trip, make sure you’re taking along all the necessary items and preventing any unnecessary purchases. Here’s a list of essentials that you should definitely bring along with you on your trip!

Taj Mahal

Taj Mahal is considered to be one of the most beautiful buildings in the world and if you’ve ever been there, you know exactly what we’re talking about. This incredible structure was built back in the days when the Mughal Empire was at its height. So not only is it considered a work of art but it’s also an important part of history. Unfortunately, Taj Mahal is not available for public viewing so you’ll have to make the most of your trip to the park and take a look at it from the outside. If you plan on visiting this historic monument, you’ll need a permit which is issued by the Taj Group Tours Ltd. The cost is 500 rupees per person. You can also buy a Combined Ticket that grants you access to both Taj Mahal and the Agra Heritage Museum for 1250 rupees. This way you can get a good look at both the magnificent Taj Mahal building and the wonderful collection of Indian art at the Agra Museum.

Sleeping Mask

Yes, we all want to look like Brad Pitt but the truth is we’re not all blessed with his flawless looks. That’s why you need a sleeping mask. It’s not only to help you sleep on the flight but you can also wear it when you watch a scary movie or a comedy. Just put it on before you turn out the lights and you’ll be good to go. You can buy these masks in a wide array of funny and scary quotes which are sure to help you sleep on the flight or while watching a movie.


When you reach your hotel room, you’ll want to relax and de-stress after all that travel. So what better way to do that than by taking a hot shower and changing into clean and comfortable clothes? When you’re in the shower however, you don’t want to be wearing a wet and heavy top so you need some sort of coverup. That’s where your loungewear comes in handy. It will keep you warm in the shower and also provide you with a little more privacy if you wear it solo. Just make sure you wear comfortable clothing underneath so that you don’t feel cold.

Waterproof Jacket

You can never have too much protection from the wet and cold weather so when you’re traveling in a northern clime, a waterproof jacket is a must. Even if you don’t get wet, you still might feel cold. A waterproof jacket will help keep you cozy and warm while avoiding over-packing. When it comes to picking one, make sure that the outerwear is completely water-proof and has an inner garment made of some synthetic materials or merino wool. This way you’ll be prepared for all weather and can comfortably take a stroll or sit and relax by the fireplace at your hotel. If you plan on being outside in the rain, make sure to bring some sort of waterproof umbrella.


Speaking of taking a stroll, it’s also a good idea to bring some high-quality headphones along. Most places won’t allow earbuds due to the sound quality. So instead, bring along a pair of these for the best sound quality while on the move. If you’re planning on listening to music on the flight or in the airport, you can buy special headphones that are designed for that purpose. Just make sure when shopping for these items that you choose a model that has a large storage space for your personal items.

Bike Helmet

When you’re traveling by bike, it’s important to protect your head from getting injured in case of an accident. For that purpose, you need a bike helmet. Most people think that biking sans helmet is dangerous however, studies have shown that wearing a bike helmet may actually reduce the risk of injury in case of an accident by 55%. So instead of risking it by going without a helmet, you may want to consider wearing one. When it comes to picking the right model, make sure that it fits snugly and has a tight seal which prevents any external noise from entering. If you’re planning on biking in the city however, take care not to wear a hat since this may interfere with the airflow and cause you to get overheated.

First Aid Kit

When you’re traveling abroad, accidents can happen and you may require medical attention. For that purpose, you need a first aid kit. These kits are extremely useful when treating minor injuries such as sunburn, cuts, bites from animals and fish, and abrasions. You’ll also need this kit if you get sun poisoning which is fairly easy to diagnose since it usually presents with headache, dizziness, and sensitivity to bright light. Just make sure that you purchase a model that is easy to carry and doesn’t weigh much since you’ll be carrying it for the majority of the day. When it comes to choosing a location for the kit, make sure that it’s high-traffic yet low-risk so you don’t have to worry about it getting damaged or stolen.


To continue on our list of essentials, we have a bag. It doesn’t have to be big but it should have some sort of closure so that it doesn’t become too vulnerable to theft. When picking a bag, make sure that it’s comfortable to carry and has a long strap to allow you to carry it over your shoulder when you’re on the move. These bags are extremely useful when flying since they prevent you from having to check your larger luggage during the flight. Once you’ve reached your final destination, you can then put the bag down and take out your larger items.


Towels are another necessary item when traveling. You don’t want to be scrambling for a towel when you step off the plane. Instead, make sure that you’re carrying your own towels with you and using them regularly. In case you do break down and need someone to wash your back, make sure that you have a pair of clean and dry towels on hand. You can also purchase a travel towel which is ideal for keeping clean during your travels. If you have a bit of a sweat problem in case of a hot sun exposure, you may also want to consider bringing along a hydrating towel. These towels will prevent you from getting dehydrated during your travels and therefore boost your overall health. When choosing a towel make sure that it’s thick enough to provide adequate protection against the hot sun and that it’s large enough to cover your backside when you sit down. If you have a baby with you who is becoming tired of the long journey, you may also want to bring along a burp cloth which will make them feel more comfortable while traveling.


A tumbler is an essential part of any bar. It’s not only used to serve ice cubes during a cocktail hour but it’s also ideal for mixing drinks. If you’re on the move and want to continue drinking what you’re drinking at the bar, a tumbler will keep the mix cold and delicious. When choosing a tumbler, make sure that it’s comfortable to hold and has a wide mouth to allow for easy drinking. Just make sure to bring an extra glass along in case you get thirsty along the way.

Duffel Bag

Duffel bags are ideal for long-distance travel. They’re lightweight and have high storage capacity so you don’t have to worry about fitting all your belongings in a small suitcase. These bags are also ideal for families and for those who want to bring a large quantity of personal items with them on their travels. When picking a duffel bag, make sure that it’s comfortable to carry and has a long strap so you can wear it over your shoulder when on the move. When it comes to storing your belongings in case of over-packing, make sure that the zipper is located on the side which you don’t need to open when you travel. This way you’ll avoid having to open the bag and take out its contents when you arrive at your destination.