Travelling is one of the most fascinating thing in the world.
Meeting new people, learning new things and discovering new cultures are some of the reason why I love it so much. That’s why I try to travel as much as I can in my spare time.
Even if short trips do not require a specific preparation, I always have a “basic equipment” which I take with me every time I travel.
It is mainly composed of:
- a Cabin Size Suitcase, where I cram all my clothes, shoes and my wash bag;
- Shoulder bag or Backpack, which contains everything I need during the journey;
Cabin Size Suitcase
As far as the luggage is concerned, there is quite a lot of choice: hard and soft suitcases in an infinite variety of colours.
However I always use a black American Tourister, which contains perfectly all the clothes I need for a 4/5 days trip.
One of my biggest problems is that I always tend to pack more than what I actually need. Having about 4 pairs of jeans, 6 shirts and 2 suits for a 4-days trip is something which is not unusual to me.
I just want to be sure I have the right clothes for the right occasion.
Of course if I’m going on a proper adventure, I turn into the most sensible packer everything to the minimum. I always try to have at least two shirts(a casual one and a smart one) and a suit just in case…
This is the most important part of my equipment because it contains literally everything I need during the journey.
I always have two options: a grey Eastpak backpack,which I use for school, and a black shoulder bag, which I bought at River Island in Canary Wharf.
My basic travel equipment includes:
- Passport and ID
- Mobile Phone
- Books: flights are the perfect time to read and that’s why I always try to have a few books in my bag;
- Pen(s):always useful in case I need to write something down;
- Moleskine: Travel Journal, Jotter and Notebook all in one;
- iPad: Useful for notes, e-books, e-mails…
- Macbook: when iPad isn’t enough;
- Headphones: Music and Travels are my biggest passions;
- Camera: the old-fashioned Canon EOS 1000D is still working;
People always wear comfortable clothes on airplanes, but comfortable is a bit of an individual concept.
Weirdly I have always found myself very comfortable wearing suits or jackets.
There are three main reasons for this:
- They have loads of pockets for important things such as documents and tickets;
- Jackets are easy to take off during security checks in airports;
- Together with a waistcoat and a shirt, a jacket is the perfect way to survive the freezing temperature inside the aircraft;