I agree with the travelling light idea.
However note that another criteria is whether the person is planning a working holiday or not.
In that case they would need to pack working clothes whether it be a waitering outfit or office clothes.
They would also need their Cv in some form or another, although whether or not they have it on their person would be influenced by whether their job search is 'legitimate' according to Customs or not.
Perhaps knowledge of whether or not your destination country has a poor public transport system can help - in that case you would want comfortable shoes!
If your destination country has a high crime rate items like a money belt become more important.
If you have limited space when packing take a hand towel instead of a full size towel .
digi cam and extra batteries.
Not sure if someone already mentioned this (there's a lot of replies here!), but have you seen the "Universal Packing List"?
Very similar to your idea. It would be cool to see something like this on Travellerspoint, though.
Additional from me
Medical card, plastic poncho, shopping bag, weather forecast, planned itinerary, plastic folder (this use to fold doc. which won't torn/crumple), cloth rolled and press in thick transparent plastic zipper storage bag.
i think i need a lot to go for packing, my items should be complete inside.
i need to bring some extra for emergency purpose cause anything could happen while
were on trip. it's better to have more than least.
If you have a camera or Ipod mp3-player which need to be charged you need the plugs - and an adapter for them so you can actually use it...maybe some basic medicaments like paracetamol or charcoal tablets. I also recommend to pack a bottle of water for the arrival because most of the time there isn't directly a shop to buy something or you are just too lazy after a long travel...
It is really good to have a packing list - I am totally in to this
Yeah, a water bottle, depending on your trip . . . Not if you're flying, at least not at the beginning of the trip (or the end). I brought a water bottle on my last trip, to keep hydrated of course. Airplanes tend to be really dry places. Well, the 'no liquids' rules about flying made me dump the water out of my water bottle. Thankfully they didn't make me dump out the entire bottle with the water so I was able to use it later on, and it certainly came in handy. Just don't bring it full of filtered water to the airport. It will be dumped by the security personel. Either that, or drink the water before going through security.
Just thought I would mention that.
[quote=bluewaav]Yeah, a water bottle, depending on your trip . . . Not if you're flying, at least not at the beginning of the trip (or the end). I brought a water bottle on my last trip, to keep hydrated of course. Airplanes tend to be really dry places. Well, the 'no liquids' rules about flying made me dump the water out of my water bottle.
I always take a bottle of water on board. There's no problem once you've been through the third degree. On the other side, just buy a bottle and stuff it in your pocket. No matter how expensive it is, if you've got no free food or drink on the flight - it'll be cheaper than on-board 'Offers'.