Ultimate Travel Packing List for Gentlemen

Have you ever felt that gnawing feeling like you forgot something only to land and find out that you did? Use this handy-dandy travel pack list to ensure you never get that feeling again! Don’t be overwhelmed, the list is long and my daughter is making fun of me as I write it, and I can’t stop laughing! But seriously, if you follow this list, you won’t forget a thing!  Feel free to only include the things on this list that you know you will need. Moving on…

Essentials:

  • Suitcase: Do I really need to write this one??
  • Passport & Visas: If you’re traveling internationally.
  • Personal Identification: Such as a driver’s license.
  • Tickets or Boarding Documents: If required.
  • Booking Details: For transportation, lodging, excursions, entries, and transportation rentals.
  • Wallet: With cash, debit/credit cards, insurance cards, and other essential cards.
  • Travel Insurance Documents: Especially if traveling abroad.
  • Prescription Medications: In their original containers with a copy of the prescription.
  • Electronics & Chargers: Phone, tablet, laptop, and the necessary chargers, especially a CAR charger, portable power bank, Bluetooth speaker, and portable hard drive.
  • Adapters & Converters: If traveling to countries with different electrical outlets.
  • Keys: For your home, car, and airplane.

In-Flight Comfort:

  • Snacks: Pack your favorites.
  • Reusable Water Bottle: Stay hydrated throughout your journey.
  • Travel Pillow & Blanket: For added comfort, especially on longer flights.
  • Headset: We love our Bose headsets!
  • Headphones or Earplugs: If you want to listen to music, watch movies, or block out noise.
  • Entertainment: Books, magazines, music devices, or loaded tablets.
  • Gum or Mints: Helpful for ear pressure during takeoff and landing and for freshening up before arrival.

“Proper Preparation Prevents Poor Performance.”

Clothing & Accessories:

  • Comfortable Outfit: Depending on the length of the trip, you might want to wear or pack cozy clothes.
  • Change of Clothes: Especially if it’s an overnight journey or you’re going to an event.
  • Socks / Underwear / Undershirts: These are overlooked quite often.
  • Warm Layer: For those of us who tend to be cold.
  • Weather-Appropriate Gear: Umbrella, sunglasses, hat, sunscreen, gloves, scarves, ear muffs.
  • Shoes and Belts: A comfortable pair for traveling, and possibly an extra pair appropriate for your destination. Make sure your belts match your shoes.
  • Cufflinks / Tie: If the occasion calls for these.
  • Activity-Appropriate Gear: Workout clothes and shoes, bathing suit, water shoes, swim cap, goggles, towel.
  • Watch and Jewelry: Whatever matches the situations you will be in at your destination. Remember at least a sports watch and wedding ring, if you’re married.

Toiletries and Health:

  • Toothbrush / Toothpaste / Floss / Tongue Scraper / Mouthwash: Good health begins in your mouth.
  • Shampoo / Conditioner / Soap: Hosts will most likely include this, of course, but if you have a favorite one, you might want it along for your trip. We like to save space by just using shampoo as soap.
  • Razor / Shave cream / Aftershave: Extra razors. You’ll be glad you have extras.
  • Shower Gloves / Scrubbie / Loofah: Exfoliation doesn’t stop being important just because we are traveling.
  • Shower Cap: In case you have longer hair that you don’t wash daily.
  • Foot Scrubber: Keep your feet healthy, too.
  • Comb / Brush: Whichever one you prefer.
  • Cotton Swabs: Think Q-Tips.
  • Nose Hair Trimmer: Really…who wants to see the unsightly?! LOL.
  • Lotions: For face and body. Be sure to include cleansers and acne spot treatments, if necessary.
  • Deodorant: We only want pleasant scents when locked up with loved ones!
  • Cologne: See deodorant.
  • Tissues / Toilet Paper: Especially when airplane camping
  • Matches: If you don’t know why, find out on your own! (Notice this is conveniently written below toilet paper and above wipes.)
  • Flushable Wipes: Don’t need to explain this one!
  • First Aid: Think Band-Aids, Neosporin.
  • Gastro-intestinal: Think Pepto-Bismol, Tagamet, Tums.
  • Pain Relief: Think Tylenol, Ibuprofen.
  • Cold and Allergy Meds: Think Benadryl, Claritin, Albuterol, or Nyquil.
  • Eyedrops: Think Visene.
  • Nasal Spray: Think Afrin.
  • Supplements: What you take daily.
  • Medications: Be sure to take the prescription along with you as well.
  • Hand Sanitizer: These can be wipes or liquid.
  • Lip Balm: Think Carmex.
  • Nails: Clippers, file.
  • Hair products: Remember beard essentials as well.

Miscellaneous:

  • Camera: To capture memories, charger, extra batteries, memory card, card reader.
  • Selfie Stick / Tripod: Some selfie sticks come with a built-in tripod.
  • AirPods: and charger.
  • Binoculars: If you enjoy aerial sightseeing.
  • Travel Journal & Pen: To jot down your experiences.
  • Reusable Shopping Bag: Handy for shopping at your destination or for storing items during your trip.
  • Sewing Kit: For the occasional mishaps.
  • Lint Roller / Detergent / Stain Remover: Yes, they sell these travel-size.

Sleeping:

  • Sleepwear: If it’s an extended journey or there are sleeping facilities onboard.
  • Slippers or Socks: For added comfort.
  • Eye Mask: For taking naps.
  • Ear Plugs: For a sound sleep.

Reading / Studying / Working:

  • Guidebooks & Maps: If you’re exploring a new destination.
  • Books / Magazines: Faves.
  • Highlighters / Pencils / Eraser / Sharpener / Pens: For note-taking.
  • Reading Light: For dark flights.
  • Reading Glasses / Contacts with Case / Lens Cleaner: In case you can’t read this LOL!
  • Language Translation Book or App: If you’re traveling to a country where you’re unfamiliar with the language.

Now you can travel and relax knowing you have eeeverything you need!

Before you fly, always check the weight of your gear combined with the weight of your aircraft, fuel, and passengers to ensure you’re within the safe weight and balance limits. Also, adjust the list based on the nature of your journey, the specifics of your aircraft, and the regulations of the regions you’re flying to. Safe travels!

Did we forget anything? Is there anything you deem essential when you travel that isn’t already on this list? Please comment so we can add it to the list and so your fellow flyers can benefit!

PIC

We are a family of pilots / aviation enthusiasts / adventure seekers who take traveling, flying and fun very seriously! We have been at it our entire lives and we bring you the ease and convenience we wish we had long ago. How often have we gone on an adventure only to find it a hassle to get around once we land? How about finding a nearby, suitable place to stay? That's what we are here for! We make your adventure and / or business travel easy and doable!

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  • Kenneth James
    October 22, 2018 3:52 pm

    Wife gave this to me to keep in my suitcase.

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