Top 10 Items Canadians Shouldn't Leave Home Without

If you are like a lot of travelers, then you probably like to pack for your trip as quickly as you can. However, it is very important that you do not forget essential items. Below are 10 items that you want to make sure that you have with you when you travel abroad:


If you do not have your passport, then you will not be able to go abroad. Before you pack anything else, you want to make sure that you put your passport in your suitcase.

Reservation Ticket

You will not be able to get on the train, plane or bus ticket without your reservation ticket. You do not want to feel the embarrassment of going to the station without your ticket, which is why you should double check to ensure that it is in your bag.

Medical Report

If you will be traveling by air, then it is especially important for you to have your medical report. You have to provide documentation to ensure that you are healthy enough to travel.


You want to make sure that you bring any prescription medication that you are taking with you on your trip. It is important to note that you will not be able to take the medication on the airplane unless it has been prescribed by a physician.


You may want have to use your glasses to read an important document while you are on the plane, bus or train.


You should not leave home without your cellphone. However, it is important to note that you will not be able to use the cellphone on the plane. If you travel by bus or train, then you will be able to use your cellphone.

Identification Card

This is something that you probably do not want to think about, but anything can happen to you while you are on your trip.  That is why you want to make sure that you have an identification card with you at all times. If you are student who is traveling, then you should bring your student ID with you also.

Personal Items

You do not want to board the bus, plane or train and discover that you left all of your personal items at home. It may be more expensive for you to purchase personal items in another place. That is why you want to make sure that you pack your shaving kit, toothbrush, toothpaste, hair care products, skin care products and soap.  If you're a smoker, you can save money and a headache by bringing a Pax Vaporizer.

Credit or Debit Card

Never leave home without it.

A Sunny Disposition

Enjoy yourself!  Leave the "baggage" at home.

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