Wherever you plan to travel to and for whatever purpose, there are certain accessories that must be of paramount importance and thus, must be given first consideration.
The first-ever item that must never escape your identification is your personal identification papers. Where on earth do you think you can go without identification papers? Whether you travel within your country or within the EU where a visa may not be required, you still need individual credentials to tell who/what you are and from where you come from. Take note that in case of an accident or some other thing not expected, your credentials are there to save you.
The next consideration should be clothing. Clothing is very important because what you wear while you travel will never be the same as what you wear while at home. When you are at home, you do have all the time to take care of your clothing, but you will never have that time while you travel.
What then do you do? Avoid outfits made of wool. Carry outfits that consist of nylon or polypropylene and at most, dark-colored inner and underwear. These are highly perforated not only to keep your body moisture-free but are long-lasting and easy to dry. You can easily wash them and they become dry before morning. Underwear should also be nylon and dark in color. There is no need to take half a dozen of them.
Two or three can serve you throughout your journey. Inner wears easily get dirty, so nylon wears will be resistant t sweat, stain, and stench and will of course be fast drying. Take a toilet bag to mostly serve your kids. They will want to relieve themselves over and over again. Take extra dressing for them as most of their clothing and underwear will get soiled easily.
When you intend to travel and live with other people, take along your basic toilet needs. It may cause inconvenience to obtain these items when you travel because you may only be conscious of them when their needs arise. Commit to memory that you must also be time cognizant.
Verify that your toilet bag contains the following: soap, towel, toothbrush, toothpaste, razor, shaving cream, comb, a small mirror, and some deodorants if you are accustomed to that. Take more than the required amount of toilet accessories that you think you will require.
The tendency is that times are uncertain and you may have a delay or breakdown on the way and you will have to employ an additional usage of them. You will still need the remainder when you get back home. Bear in mind that though these items are a necessity to you, they may not be construed as such by those who sell them to travelers.
Make an evaluation of your previous travel. You will notice that there are certain items you regretted you would have brought along. You had earnestly needed them on your way and even when you arrived. Tag these items as emergencies. Make it a must that you must get along with them this time. Avoid the burn of having to buy them on the road.