The Ultimate Male Travel Packing List

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If you ever thought of knowing what I always carry in my backpack/luggage, you are getting a real treat today. Over the years of accumulated experience from travelling, traversing mountains, swimming in the seas and trekking across the continent… haha I have learnt the art of choosing the right things to bring for my trip. So what to pack for travel? Continue to read to find out more about the ultimate male travel packing list! 🙂

Obviously, I did not walk the talk when I was in South Korea! haha (I brought 1 luggage and came back with these, and yes! Solo! haha

Obviously, I did not walk the talk when I was in South Korea! haha (I brought 1 luggage and came back with these, and yes! Solo! haha

First of all, I would like to suggest not bring too many stuff when you are travelling. Bring only things that are essential i.e. Needs vs Wants! Certain things are good to have, but not really necessary. While certain things you definitely would need it no matter what. For example, it’s not hard to find medicine (unless you are in the safari), in major cities or even in town. Usually in most cases, the more I travel, the more I realised I do not require a lot of stuff.

Cold Wear

  • Jacket
  • Water/Snow Proof Pants
  • Gloves
  • Beanie (cover our ears so you can save on taking ear covers) *Do NOT underestimate the cold from your ears!
  • Long John
  • Goretex Hiking Sneakers (for water resistance purposes, for snow or passing showers)
  • Cardigan
You're well prepared if you can withstand this! :-)

You’re well prepared if you can withstand this! 🙂

Summer Wear

  • Board Shorts
  • Swimmers (don’t really need if you have board shorts)
  • Berms
  • Slippers
  • Waterproof bag (putting wallets or mobile phone during sea trips)
Summer time = beach time! :-)

Summer time = beach time! 🙂

General Clothing

  • Polo Tees
  • Tee Shirts
  • Shirts
  • Jeans
  • Belt (Travel belts if you need)
  • Socks
  • Undergarments
  • Pyjamas (I don’t really use them, but list here just in case)
  • Towel
Traveling in style! Real style is to be yourself! :-)

Traveling in style! Real style is to be yourself! 🙂

Toiletries

  • Toiletries Bag (comes handy especially if staying in hostel)
  • Facial Wash
  • Moisturiser (very important especially dry weather)
  • Toothbrush
  • Toothpaste
  • Hair Clay (for styling purposes)
  • Shaver (for some females too)
  • Ziplock Bags
  • Laundry Bags (for dirty clothing)

Technology & Peripherals

  • DSLR
  • Waterproof Camera (for beach/bad weather)
  • SD Cards (please bring extra)
  • Handphone
  • Powerbank
  • Laptop (If you wish to work, or stay connected)
  • Mouse (if you bring a laptop)
  • Universal Adapter
  • Multiple USB Plug (for multiple charge at one time)
  • 3 Pins Plug
  • Earphone
I need the extra pair of eyes to snap magical moments! :-)

I need the extra pair of eyes to snap magical moments! 🙂

Important Accessories

  • Shades
  • Necklace
  • Perfume
  • Watch
  • Travel Pillow (very important for long journey, better sleep on flight, lesser jetlag, more alert)
Invest in a good neck pillow! It's an essential for long flights! :-)

Invest in a good neck pillow! It’s an essential for long flights! 🙂

Administration & Documents

  • Passport
  • Yellow Health Booklet (important for travelling to affected areas)
  • Currencies (means monies)
  • Travel Wallet (no need Gucci, Prada or Braun Buffel)
  • Credit Card(s)
  • Driving License (if you need to drive)
  • International Driving Permit (if you need to drive)
  • Scuba Diving License (if you are diving)
  • Travel Documents (includes visa, bookings, travel insurance and receipts)
  • Pen (you will need it especially when filling up immigration card)
Of all the books in the world, the best stories are found between the pages of a passport! :-)

Of all the books in the world, the best stories are found between the pages of a passport! 🙂

Medication

  • Lip Balm (very important for dry countries)
  • Paracetamol
  • Vitamin C (take 2 weeks prior trip)
  • Lozenges
  • Jorubi Aloe Vera Gel (for sunburn)
  • Sun Block Lotion (for healthier skin)
Seriously burnt even after I applied SPF 50+ sunscreen!

Seriously burnt even after I applied SPF 50+ sunscreen!

Digital Apps

  • GPS Map
  • Translation App
  • Xcurrency
  • Travel Documents (all bookings & receipts)
GPS Technology makes travelling easier

GPS Technology makes travelling easier

Safari Camping

  • Sleeping Bag
  • Toilet Roll (very important)
  • Head Torch (very important for head torch, normal torch handicap one of your hand, you need to free up both hands in dark conditions)
  • Insect Repellent
  • Pills Medication (malaria pills etc…)
  • Alarm Clock (usually there is no charging port for phones, hence bring an alarm clock to save battery)
Choose your treats: nature or luxury?

Choose your treats: nature or luxury?

I wrote this post not because I believe there is only one perfect way to pack but to answer the recurring question about “what to pack” and “what’s your packing list?”. I hope this article acts as a guideline and it’s merely for your reference. 🙂

There is never a definitive packing list. Everyone has different needs and style when we travel. My list fits according to my needs. It might not be suitable for you. 🙂 haha Tell us more what’s in your packing list that is not listed here. To share is to care, so leave your comments below and tell us more! 🙂

Alternatively, you may also read up about how to plan for your next trip! 🙂 Happy packing! 🙂

Excess baggage is a symptom of something we are missing on the inside – a fear that we won’t be accepted for what we are, as if our selves are not enough. We bring too much of our past experience, the clutter of our emotions. These things get in the way and keep us from getting close to others. Then we are left with the task of having to find someone else to carry it, whether it is our luggage or our loneliness.

Excess baggage is a symptom of something we are missing on the inside – a fear that we won’t be accepted for what we are, as if our selves are not enough. We bring too much of our past experience, the clutter of our emotions. These things get in the way and keep us from getting close to others. Then we are left with the task of having to find someone else to carry it, whether it is our luggage or our loneliness.

Packing is exciting, but unpacking is depressing! – Keith Yuen

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By | 2016-11-30T11:50:01+00:00 July 16th, 2016|Travel Tips|1 Comment

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  1. Erin July 19 at 12:22 am

    Have to say your blog is simply amazing and everything in packing list shows your personal traveling experience. Love it, thanks for sharing. Good work, keep it up !!

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