What Are Some Must-Have Items to Pack Before You Travel?

First aid supplies, electronics and their chargers, a waterproof hooded jacket and personal identification are just a few of the must-have items for traveling. Bring an adequate supply of any prescription medications as well as pain relievers and medicine for upset stomach, just in case.

Pack a charger for every gadget. When traveling outside of the country, pack power adapters so these items can be charged.

No matter the destination, a warm rain jacket or hooded windbreaker is handy. In addition to packing a passport or other government ID and any necessary travel paperwork, make photocopies of these documents in case the originals are lost.

Comfort items, such as an inflatable pillow and a small fuzzy blanket, make plane rides and long car trips bearable.