What 7 Things Do You Always Pack When You Travel?

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What 7 Things Do You Always Pack When You Travel?

Post by General Mackevili » Sat Oct 22, 2016 5:21 pm

Most CEO members are seasoned travelers, so what items do you always bring with you when you travel? I'll list what's on my list and I hope I can learn a few travel hacks from some of you.



1) A digital luggage scale- Especially if you are near the weight limit. Easy to juggle your luggage between your carry-on and checked-in back if you have a scale before you even get to the airport.

2) Passport photos- Traveling through a lot of random countries, you never know when you will need to submit a photo for visas, etc. They are almost weightless and take up almost no space. I also have one stapled to a page in my passport just so it's always there too.

3) A pen- Always good to be able to fill out any immigration forms/visa applications as soon as you have them and don't have to rummage around for a pen or wait until you land. I know others wished they did it, as other travelers often ask to borrow mine.

4) toothbrush package from hotels- Some hotels give you individually wrapped toothbrushes in the bathroom. I don't need them there, as I always travel with my own. However, I usually take them and put them in an outer pocket of my carry-on luggage. That way I can easily get to them quickly while in transit without having to go through my bag, and then just throw them away. Also good if you wanna go eat dinner and then plan to go out on the town afterwards and don't want to go home between.

5) Priority Pass app- I don't carry my PriorityPass card with me (I just got it with a credit card and it came a few weeks AFTER I already paid about $80 to get random cards sent to me in Cambodia, so it's sitting at home in the US, and it might be a while until I sort out getting it) so having the app gets you in to almost every lounge on their network. Don't forget to 'update' it before you travel so that it has the latest info.

6) An assortment of credit cards/bank cards- You never know when a card might be randomly blocked, so carry a few between your checked-in bag and carry-on just in case.

7) A second print of my e-ticket and boarding pass- If you lose one or it's taken by staff, you might want another copy while you are in transit.

All of these items mentioned are quite small and lightweight, so no harm in bringing them all with you in case you need.


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Re: What 7 Things Do You Always Pack When You Travel?

Post by Duncan » Sat Oct 22, 2016 6:22 pm

General Mackevili wrote:Most CEO members are seasoned travelers, so what items do you always bring with you when you travel? I'll list what's on my list and I hope I can learn a few travel hacks from some of you.



1) A digital luggage scale- Especially if you are near the weight limit. Easy to juggle your luggage between your carry-on and checked-in back if you have a scale before you even get to the airport.

2) Passport photos- Traveling through a lot of random countries, you never know when you will need to submit a photo for visas, etc. They are almost weightless and take up almost no space. I also have one stapled to a page in my passport just so it's always there too.

3) A pen- Always good to be able to fill out any immigration forms/visa applications as soon as you have them and don't have to rummage around for a pen or wait until you land. I know others wished they did it, as other travelers often ask to borrow mine.

4) toothbrush package from hotels- Some hotels give you individually wrapped toothbrushes in the bathroom. I don't need them there, as I always travel with my own. However, I usually take them and put them in an outer pocket of my carry-on luggage. That way I can easily get to them quickly while in transit without having to go through my bag, and then just throw them away. Also good if you wanna go eat dinner and then plan to go out on the town afterwards and don't want to go home between.

5) Priority Pass app- I don't carry my PriorityPass card with me (I just got it with a credit card and it came a few weeks AFTER I already paid about $80 to get random cards sent to me in Cambodia, so it's sitting at home in the US, and it might be a while until I sort out getting it) so having the app gets you in to almost every lounge on their network. Don't forget to 'update' it before you travel so that it has the latest info.

6) An assortment of credit cards/bank cards- You never know when a card might be randomly blocked, so carry a few between your checked-in bag and carry-on just in case.

7) A second print of my e-ticket and boarding pass- If you lose one or it's taken by staff, you might want another copy while you are in transit.

All of these items mentioned are quite small and lightweight, so no harm in bringing them all with you in case you need.


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Re: What 7 Things Do You Always Pack When You Travel?

Post by hanno » Sat Oct 22, 2016 6:26 pm

How do you get around without a passport though?
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Re: RE: Re: What 7 Things Do You Always Pack When You Travel?

Post by General Mackevili » Sat Oct 22, 2016 6:41 pm

hanno wrote:How do you get around without a passport though?
Haha, these are items you might want to bring that are out of the norm.

Can foreigners fly domestically from Siem Reap to Phnom Penh without a passport and only an ID? I've flown domestically in Indonesia with only my driver's license to show, but not tried that in Cambodia.
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Re: What 7 Things Do You Always Pack When You Travel?

Post by phuketrichard » Sat Oct 22, 2016 6:57 pm

General Mackevili wrote:Most CEO members are seasoned travelers, so what items do you always bring with you when you travel? I'll list what's on my list and I hope I can learn a few travel hacks from some of you.



1) A digital luggage scale- Especially if you are near the weight limit. Easy to juggle your luggage between your carry-on and checked-in back if you have a scale before you even get to the airport.

2) Passport photos- Traveling through a lot of random countries, you never know when you will need to submit a photo for visas, etc. They are almost weightless and take up almost no space. I also have one stapled to a page in my passport just so it's always there too.

3) A pen- Always good to be able to fill out any immigration forms/visa applications as soon as you have them and don't have to rummage around for a pen or wait until you land. I know others wished they did it, as other travelers often ask to borrow mine.

4) toothbrush package from hotels- Some hotels give you individually wrapped toothbrushes in the bathroom. I don't need them there, as I always travel with my own. However, I usually take them and put them in an outer pocket of my carry-on luggage. That way I can easily get to them quickly while in transit without having to go through my bag, and then just throw them away. Also good if you wanna go eat dinner and then plan to go out on the town afterwards and don't want to go home between.

5) Priority Pass app- I don't carry my PriorityPass card with me (I just got it with a credit card and it came a few weeks AFTER I already paid about $80 to get random cards sent to me in Cambodia, so it's sitting at home in the US, and it might be a while until I sort out getting it) so having the app gets you in to almost every lounge on their network. Don't forget to 'update' it before you travel so that it has the latest info.

6) An assortment of credit cards/bank cards- You never know when a card might be randomly blocked, so carry a few between your checked-in bag and carry-on just in case.

7) A second print of my e-ticket and boarding pass- If you lose one or it's taken by staff, you might want another copy while you are in transit.

All of these items mentioned are quite small and lightweight, so no harm in bringing them all with you in case you need.


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I take #'s2, 3, 6
The below goes with my on every trip i take:

1.My SLR with extra batteries, memory cards, charger
2. An extension cord ( hotel rooms never have enough outlets)
3. My Asus tablet that takes 2 sims with the kindle app :-)+ charger
4.Valiums
5.small note pad ( paper )
6. Body lotion for dry skin
7. Small flashlight
8. Day pack
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Re: What 7 Things Do You Always Pack When You Travel?

Post by Username Taken » Sat Oct 22, 2016 7:45 pm

When flying, I always take my Samsung Note 7.
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Re: What 7 Things Do You Always Pack When You Travel?

Post by timmydownawell » Sun Oct 23, 2016 8:57 am

Noise cancelling headphones.
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Re: RE: Re: What 7 Things Do You Always Pack When You Travel?

Post by General Mackevili » Sun Oct 23, 2016 10:02 am

phuketrichard wrote:

I take #'s2, 3, 6
The below goes with my on every trip i take:

1.My SLR with extra batteries, memory cards, charger
2. An extension cord ( hotel rooms never have enough outlets)
3. My Asus tablet that takes 2 sims with the kindle app :-)+ charger
4.Valiums
5.small note pad ( paper )
6. Body lotion for dry skin
7. Small flashlight
8. Day pack
Good list, Richard. Is a "day pack" like a fanny pack?
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Re: What 7 Things Do You Always Pack When You Travel?

Post by phuketrichard » Sun Oct 23, 2016 10:07 am

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Re: RE: Re: What 7 Things Do You Always Pack When You Travel?

Post by timmydownawell » Sun Oct 23, 2016 10:14 am

General Mackevili wrote:
phuketrichard wrote:

I take #'s2, 3, 6
The below goes with my on every trip i take:

1.My SLR with extra batteries, memory cards, charger
2. An extension cord ( hotel rooms never have enough outlets)
3. My Asus tablet that takes 2 sims with the kindle app :-)+ charger
4.Valiums
5.small note pad ( paper )
6. Body lotion for dry skin
7. Small flashlight
8. Day pack
Good list, Richard. Is a "day pack" like a fanny pack?
timmydownawell wrote:Noise cancelling headphones.
Fancy.
Not as fancy as Richard's camera, I'm sure.
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