10 Items I Always Pack for a Trip - Minimalist Travel Tip 1 - 10

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These 10 items I always bring with me on a trip

I am a minimalist. I travel a lot, but my trips are short, usually 3 - 7 business days. Here are 10 things that I always bring with me on any trip.

Minimalist Travel Tip 1 - 10. Your Trip Packing List.

Travel tip #1: Pack a foldable sun hat with UPF 50+

The packable sun hat with 50 UPF protection is a necessary addition to your wardrobe today, especially when you travel to the beach area. You can always find one that is colorful and looks good on you.

Sun Straw Foldable Hat, UPF 50. ($18.99)

Wallaroo Naomi Sun Hat, UPF 50+, Packable, Designed in Australia. ($42.00)

Travel tip #2: Buy good quality earplugs

Sometimes, little things make a big difference. You may need earplugs at the airport or when you sleep - if you stay at the hotel located on a boisterous street. Not all earplugs made the same; some of them, especially those given to you for free by the hotel, often don't stay in your ears. It would be best if you experimented with different brands to find one that fits you perfectly. When traveling, I usually bring earplugs with me. They don't take much space.

Reusable Silicone Ear Plugs for Sleeping, Swimming, Snoring, Concerts, 32dB Highest NRR, 3 Pairs with Bonus Travel Pouch. ($9.79)

Travel tip #3: Bring a plaid blanket scarf

Don't forget to pack a plaid blanket scarf even when you are going on a trip in summer. Sometimes temperature drops at night, and you will be happy you have a blanket scarf in your bag. You may also find it very useful on a plane.

Dora Blanket Oversized Tartan Scarf. ($13.99)

Wander Agio Warm Triangle Shawl. ($12.99)

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Travel tip #4: Buy a carry-on duffel bag

I am one of those people who will do anything to not check in my luggage at the airport.

My carry-on duffel bag is 17 inches long and 12 inches high, and allow me to carry enough clothing to wear for a week. When buying a carry on bag, make sure it is lightweight, has metal studs on the bottom to keep the duffel bag off the ground, and has good quality and comfortable shoulder straps, preferably leather or PU leather.

CAMTO Travel Carry On Bag With Luggage Sleeve. ($36.99)

Travel tip #5: Wear walking sandals

I always bring with me walking shoes. Usually, they are either black, navy, or an unusually bright color, like pink or yellow.

CAMELSPORTS Walking Sandals. ($34.59)

Teva Verra Hiking Sandals. ($79.95)

Travel tip #6: Bring 3 T-shirts

You can't travel today without having a few T-shirts in your bag. I pack three T-shirts with me: white, black, and one graphic T-shirt. With a denim or leather jacket, and a black skirt, they usually look just right in any situation. Plus, if it is cold outside, you can wear a T-shirt under any sweater.

BLACKMYTH Short Sleeve Graphic T-Shirt. Also, available in grey and black. ($10.99)

Travel tip #7: Pack a black skirt

Some women love to bring a little black dress for any trip, but I like to bring a black skirt that doesn't wrinkle. Usually, I end up wearing it a lot on any trip.

Urban CoCo Women's Ruched Waist Stretchy Flared Skirt. ($15.86)

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Travel tip #8: Warm sweater a must

A warm, soft sweater that goes with everything is another must-have item in my duffel bag. I like to bring a thin, soft sweater on any trip. It makes me feel at home when I travel.

Chicwish Comfy Casual Long Sleeve Cream Grid Sweater. ($46.90)

Travel tip #9: Jogging pants for the gym

There may be a boardwalk in a beach area, and you would want to go for a run, or you may use them at the hotel gym. The jogging pants are another must-have item to pack for a trip.

CHEROKEE Infinity CK110A Women's Mid-Rise Tapered Leg Jogger Pants.($32.98)

Travel tip #10: Denim jacket - you can't travel without it!

I love denim jackets. Denim never goes out of style and works with almost any casual outfit. I wear my denim jacket on me when going on the airplane.

JUDYBRIDAL Oversize Denim Jacket. ($34.99)

Final thought: Be practical

Even so, this is not a full list of items I bring with me when I travel, I always end up wearing fewer things that I pack. Whether you are on a 3 or 7-day trip, whether you travel for business or pleasure, there is not enough time to change outfits a few times a day. So, my last travel tip to you - balance cute and practical.

Jessica Gale, hipstyleandvalue.com


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Last updated on January 15, 2020.


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