What I pack has changed over the years. All the things that you see here are the essentials that pack in my small bag. Let me know if you want to see another version of whats in my travel backpack.
1: Travel Journal
2: Battery Power Bank (10,000 Mha)
3: Macbook Air
4: iPhone 6s
5: My Contact/Visiting Cards
6: Portable Bluetooth Speaker
7: Local Maps
9: USB and Sd Card Case
10: Cologne and Concentrated Fragrance Oils (For those long sweaty transits and travels)
11: Polaroids that I click along the way
12: Reading Glasses
13: Polaroid Camera (Fujifilm Instax)
14: Water Bottle (MUST!!!)
15: Passport or Local ID
16: Sunglasses (Rayban India)
17: Debit Cards (Visa and Master)
18: Local Guide Book with attractions and Transport Maps
â19: DSLR Camera NIkon D3200 with 18-55 Kit lens. I use D 750 now but still with this Kit Lens. I need to buy a FX wide angle soon!!
20: Travel Pouch to keep luggage keys, coins, money, polaroids
21: DW Watch
23: Local Currency
24: My Rajasthani Kadda
These things are more than enough for me to explore the place all day while collecting memories and content. It will depend what all you might need while travelling, what ever you wish to keep, make sure you pack as light as possible.
You dont need a lot when you are travelling. Just write all the things that you need before you go on a trip and then start removing things focusing only on the essentials.
In the end, there is no perfect way of packing. Everyone has different needs. This list suits my needs. It might not suit yours.
If you want me to do more flat lays, then let me know. Instagram: @Traveller.Chris