If you like to take long vacations over long distances, or want to get into the habit of having packing habits where you have a set of things that you always keep with you, then the following ideas and items should be added to your mental checklist of things. Apart from making sure the place you stay at is pet-friendly, there are plenty of other things to look into.

·         Backpack basics

Do not waste space with a water bottle when you are going through places until you are at the last airport. Keep basics like toothbrush, toothpaste, a comb, sleeping mask, a light scarf, medicine (in small doses or you will have to explain to airport security), earplugs, itinerary, hand sanitizer and other items you must live with (like the phone number of your pet friendly accommodation to make sure your room is available). Some other things that could go in your backpack that might end up being extremely useful to you in a sticky situation you might land in before you get to your destination’s pet friendly hotel Melbourne are lip balm, panty liners, notepad, pen (take more than one) and aspirin (if you are not taking any other medication with you).

·         Clothes sorting

It can be a hassle to find something in your luggage when it is packed full. So invest in luggage sorting ware like packing cubes (which you can use to separately pack your clothes depending on your preferences) or some form of a separator to keep your different kinds of clothing divided in the backpack or luggage. Take some laundry bags and St Kilda living space to keep your used clothes, replacing makeup bags, for souvenirs and any food that you buy and other random needs. Ziploc baggies work for food items mostly and also plastic wrap; you cannot find these items in some countries so beware when travelling abroad.

·         Use simple clothes

Pack depending on where you are going and which season. Do not pack for random weather events as they are very rare and you can buy something there anyway in any worse case scenarios. Take for example the sarong in tropics which can be used instead of heavy towels as they dry easily and you can use them as anything from picnic mats to towels.

·         Waterproof cover/tarp

You can either use a huge trash bag or buy a waterproof backpack/luggage covers available in the supermarket and usually they come in a wide variety of covers and also thicknesses. Keep one with you all the time because you never know when a downpour might just target your precious bags. Take your own sun block (several tubes in fact) and also vitamins and daily supplements to keep you energetic.