Hardly anyone likes packing up even if there’s an exciting journey ahead of them. So don’t be lazy and start getting ready for your trip in advance. And don’t freak out – we are here to help you out! Here are 10 packing essentials you should never be travelling without!
Powerbank is basically an ‘on hands’ charger helps you to always stay in touch. A capacity of 5000 mAh will be more than enough for a one-day city guide. Get a device with multiple inputs – it will recharge your laptop, camera, and Ipad too.
Taking an umbrella with you on a trip is not a good idea: it is way too heavy and bulky. Get a packable rain jacket instead! Go green choose reusable materials instead of polyethylene; it will last you longer and will make out planet a little bit better.
3. Cross-Body Bag
It’s not just a fashionable accessory; it’s an absolute must-have on any trip. It’s comfortable to wear and you can fit whatever you need inside, from the essentials like your passport and wallet to your personal hygiene items.
4. Hand Cream
Even if your skin doesn’t tend to get dry and flaky, soothing hand cream can cope with the moisture deficit, itchy chapped skin as well as dermatitis and iodine allergy you may experience when travelling.
5. Antibacterial Hand Gel
It’s not always easy to keep your usual hygiene standards on the road – sometimes there is simply nowhere to even wash your hands. Take hand sanitizer in a small pump bottle with you to be able to maintain the personal cleanliness anywhere you go. It’s easy to use and it lasts longer than the hygiene wipes.
6. Eco-Friendly Bottle
Depending on the type of trip you are going on, it might be a difficult task to find water that is safe to drink. A reusable water bottle will save you from unexpected symptoms of dehydration and stop you from wasting space in your bag. More importantly, it’s environmentally friendly!
7. Warm Socks
Wherever you go, there might be a situation when the heating in the hotel is off or it can get rapidly cold outside. In this case, having a pair of warm socks that can keep your toes from freezing off seems like a good idea. If you decide to go camping, cashmere or thermal socks will be useful to take away moisture and retain the heat.
There are 15 types of electrical outlets in the world; the US type differs from the one in Japan or the one in Italy or Russia or India. That is why a universal adapter will definitely come in handy when travelling somewhere foreign. Learn all the information before the flight to avoid looking for the device on the spot.
Pashmina is a multi-functional long scarf you can wear as a nice accessory; alternatively, you can take to it to the beach or to a picnic in the park and use it instead if a rug. On a hot summer day, a pashmina can replace a toquilla straw hat to help prevent sunstroke. On a cold winter morning, it can warm you up and protect from the wind.
10. Pocket Digital Luggage Scale
This small but extremely useful device is an absolute necessity for those who love shopping abroad. It will come to the rescue in case you have a gut feeling that your bag is suspiciously too heavy. And who likes wasting cash on excess baggage fees? Not me!