5 Essentials to Pack on Your Travel Backpack

Travel Backpack

“Finally, it’s time to travel!” you’re so excited to visit your dream places and take a break from a busy life at work until you realize that you need to pack everything you need. 

Packing can be tiring. The anxiety of figuring out what you need to pack and how to make it all fit can put a bit of a damper on your pre-getaway excitement.

So, what are the most important things you need to pack on your travel backpack (besides clothes and passport)? You can use this guide to remind you of useful essentials you need to pack before you leave the house for the big trip.

#1. Portable Charger

The phone is an essential part of travel. You can take pictures, watch vlogs about the place you’re about to visit, and even catch up with your favorite animated YouTube videos. But, a phone without a battery? Not so functional at all.

Therefore, don’t forget to pack your portable phone charger because we all know the feeling when our phone runs out of battery on the road. And of course, charge them fully before you carry it on your travel backpack.

#2. Adapters

Adapters are the lifeblood of your gadgets. You can charge your laptop, cameras, phones, hair appliances, and more with this essential.

That’s why you need to bring it with you since buying one at the airport can be pretty expensive. When you travel overseas, you also need to know what type of power plugs and sockets they use and carry the right one.

#3. Water Bottles

Don’t also forget to carry a water bottle so you can stay hydrated on the road. The good thing is most travel backpacks provide a water bottle compartment so you can easily reach it whenever you need to drink.

Not only are reusable water bottles that can keep you hydrated and eco-friendly, but they also offer you a great way to save money because you don’t have to buy more and more.

#4. First Aid Kit

It’s always better to carry the first aid kit when you travel. It’s crucial to always be prepared for at least a minor emergency, right? The handy first aid kits are simple but varied. It will have a variety of equipment to deal with the absolute basics.

Make sure you include plasters (bandages), small scissors, tweezers, antiseptic wipes, antibacterial creams, and pain relief medication. Keep some on you just in case.

#5. Sunscreen

You surely don’t want to be caught without proper sun protection when you travel — especially when you have a tendency to burn. Carrying sunscreen in your travel backpack will keep you safe from the sun’s rays.

Even if it’s not really sunny, the rays are still there, so it’s always essential to apply sunscreen every day on your face and body during your snacks for travels. Putting on factor 50 on your skin never goes wrong.


Traveling can be fun but packing? Not so much, at least for some people. That’s because they aren’t quite sure what they really need on the road. Whether you’re trekking mountains or interrailing Europe, those things mentioned above can help you understand the main essentials you need to carry on your backpack. Don’t forget anything but don’t pack too much — and happy traveling!


Andre Oentoro is the founder of Breadnbeyond, an award-winning explainer video company. He helps businesses increase conversion rates, close more sales, and get positive ROI from explainer videos (in that order). 

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