Tokyo SkylineKonichiwa!! I'm posting from Tokyo today :) So far I have been having a fantastic trip filled with food (yum), sight seeing, and family reunions. However, after being here for a few days I've realized I am a terrible packer. I've had to run to the local convenience store several times to pick up items that I definitely could have just brought from home. That's why in my downtime I've come up with an ultimate vacation packing list that encompasses everything you'll need on your next vacation! Check it out!


Hopefully you'll be out site seeing and not locked to your computer, but these electronics might be useful in planning your touring expositions.

  • Cell phone
  • chargers
  • headphones/earphones
  • Camera
  • Laptop
  • Tablet


Especially if you're in a foreign country, it will be nice to have the products you use at home. It'll be much harder to figure out the best brand when you can't read the packaging.

  • Razors 
  • Shaving cream
  • Deodorant
  • Medicines/Vitamins
  • Toothbrush
  • Tooth paste
  • Floss
  • Mouthwash
  • Facewash
  • Feminine products
  • Anti itch cream (when the bugs eat you alive despite using bug spray

Eye care

Hopefully you aren't as blind as I am, but if you are...

  • contacts
  • glasses
  • glasses case
  • contacts case
  • contact solution
  • sunglasses


Vacation equals tons of pictures. Avoid cringing when you look at them later by making sure you have all the items necessary to look your best.

  • Hairspray/gel
  • hair ties
  • make up
  • straightener/curling iron
  • perfume/cologne
  • hair brush/comb


There's something about traveling that always makes me want to dress to impress. Make sure you have all your clothing essentials in your suitcase. Though if you forget something you can always go shopping ;)

  • Jeans 
  • Shorts/skirts 
  • Tshirts 
  • Formal wear 
  • Pj's/lounge wear 
  • Sweater/jacket 
  • Shoes 
  • Purses/messenger bags
  • Credit card (if you're in a different county, the fashion might be a little different. Best to have the cash to buy some clothes to fit in ;)


The most important thing you need is your passport, but check out some other key docs as well.

  • Guide book 
  • Map 
  • Translating dictionary (you might not have Internet on your phone 24/7) 
  • boarding passes
  • passport/visa/driver’s license
  • insurance cards
  • frequent flier card


Whether or not your on a beach vacation, you might want to hit the hotel hot tub or pool.

  • Towel 
  • Swim suits 
  • Swim suit cover up 
  • Sunscreen 
  • Aloe Vera (when you burn anyways) 
  • Beach ball or other toys


These may not fit into the major categories but you'll DEFINITELY want to pack these items