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When you are packing for a trip, are there a few items you just have to have?  We call these travel essentials. Over the years, we have come up with the ultimate travel packing list which includes all of these essentials.

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Of  course, your essentials are going to depend on the type of trip and time of year. For example, you won’t need a wool hat when you are eurailing Europe in summer. Our packing list will help you figure out exactly what you need!

If you are going on a road trip, try our road trip packing checklist for all of your needed gear. This list has been tried and tested!

Last but not least, don’t forget a travel backpack. The Osprey Farpoint 40 is the best one on the market!