Travel Essentials for an Overseas Vacation

Hey Peeps! Thank you for showing so much interest in my travel stories.  Being consumed by wanderlust, I have a bag specific for travel which has most of my travel essentials in it. Also, I rely on a packing checklist for my trips to avoid any unpleasant surprise.

In this post, I will try to sort your travel essentials shopping to the maximum extent. Please note that it’s completely my personal requirement based and I feel it’s a must-have for all during a beach vacation or otherwise.

If you are particular about other products or your essentials are different from mine please do share in the comment below. It might help me or my readers.

Travel Essentials Carry On

Passport, Tickets & Visa

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Undoubtedly the topmost items I check even before hailing a cab to the airport because rest can be bought if you have left out any.

Travel Size Toiletries

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Many people skip this, as hotels or resorts stock few of them. I have sensitive skin and I prefer to carry along my tried and tested products.

Note: Most airlines allow liquids only up to 100ml housed in a clear package in your carry-on bag.

Medicines & Female Hygiene Products

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If you on regular medication do not forget to carry your supplies. Apart from those you can carry regular Paracetamol (Tylenol), Digene, Sinarest, Anti-Diarrheal, etc. Also, you should carry all your female hygiene products such as tampons, napkins, panty liners, intimate wash etc. just in case.

Cosmetics and Skincare

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I know we girls love makeup and it’s difficult for us to pick and choose. Give first preference to your skin care range as it’s more important to keep your skin hydrated and look healthy during the trip. You want to look good in pictures (*wink*).

In cosmetics, go for a BB or CC cream for your face. Ditch your foundation as it becomes really heavy for the face in humid climates. If possible, use loose powder over your sunscreen to avoid sweaty brow.

Bring along your makeup products like Kajal, eyeliner, lipstick etc. even if you are not a makeup person. It looks good in your memorable travel pics.

Note: If you have a palette consisting all your cosmetics. Just carry that. You don’t have to carry a huge chunk of makeup.

Selfie Stick or Mobile Gimbal

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I miss the fact I was not carrying a selfie stick during my honeymoon and that’s the reason you don’ see our enough pics together. Never miss on that.

Books or Kindle

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If you love reading and you are going to a resort or beach vacation nothing beats this feeling. I love to read by beachside while sipping my favourite wine.

Electronic Gadgets

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I carry my cell phone, power bank, ear plugs, charger, camera, extra batteries for the camera, etc.  on any trip for that matter.

Beach Vacation Packing List

I am planning to share a separate blog post on what to wear for a beach trip. Meanwhile sharing a list of outfits you should carry on a beach trip. The number of outfits depends on the number of days and night you are planning to stay.

Site Seeing or Day Wear Essentials

  1. Casual Sundress
  2. Jumpsuit
  3. Maxi Dress
  4. Walking shoes
  5. Flip flops/casual shoes
  6. Bras and Undies
  7. Lightweight jacket/shrug/sweater
  8. Shorts and tees/tops
  9. Hat
  10. Sunglasses
  11. Tote or a zipper bag

Beach/pool/boat wear

  1. Bikin/Swimsuit/Tankini
  2. Sarong/coverups
  3. Short casual dresses/ shorts and tees
  4. Flip flops/ Casual sandals
  5. Beach bag/ waterproof light bags
  6. Googs
  7. Carry bags for wet clothes
  8. Beach towel
  9. Umbrella

Evening and Social Wear

  1. Dress – Opt for a sassy dress that’s the place you can flaunt what you have
  2. Footwear- Your sandals could be preferably matching with your dress and your comfort. Could be  high heels or wedges
  3. Clutch or a sling bag to go along with your dress
  4. Strapless bra/ silicon bra if required for the dress you are wearing

In fact, I have written a post on Goa travel essentials for a girl.

Do let me know if you are looking for more topics to be covered on a beach trip in the comment section below.