Travel Essentials: Items Every Traveller should Never Forget.
Alright, we all love to travel. Right? Well, that’s why you’re here.
Traveling is fun and for people like me, its life. We, travelers, are very different from every day 9-5 people because, for us, even a desert can be great scenery. We don’t look for comfort, we look for places. We don’t just see, we experience places. We don’t just read history, we see it right in front of our eyes. Today I bring you the travel essentials that I recommend for every traveler out there. Now I understand we travelers don’t really plan our trips, we are driven by wanderlust and when it strikes, we just wanna travel. So keep these travel essentials with you always to avoid any problems further.
Chin Supporting Travel Pillow
A pillow that provides support for both sides of the head. Not only do I sleep well when I sit for long hours during travel, but my chin is also in place, I’m not hurting my neck, it’s a perfect replacement for my own pillow while I’m away, I just put it on the regular pillow and rest my head on it!
Travel Passport Wallet
Who knows when you might lose your bag with all your travel documents in it. To prevent this from happening, get a portable document holder which can hold all your documents, credit cards and other important things for the Journey.
This doesn’t come in Travel Essentials but a Human Essential. Although these days we find water bottles or packaged drinking water almost anywhere at a minimal cost. But if we add up that cost, it is really making an impact on your pocket. Let’s see:
1 day = 2 bottles = Rs.40
A trip for 10 days would come to 400. Now for a backpacker like me, who only has plenty of cash in his pocket, 400 is a lot. So what to do?
Instead of buying new bottles every day, get one strong bottle that will work out for a few years. One good bottle would only cost from Rs.100-300 and will work out good for you. I use a Portable notebook bottle which is easy to carry.
A Good Rucksack
A home is a house if there is no one to live in there, similarly, a traveler is incomplete without his backpack or rucksack. Now the basic difference between a backpack and a rucksack is that a backpack is generally smaller in size while a rucksack is a little larger in size. Backpacks are good for short trips(1-2 days) while rucksacks are good for longer trips(3-30 days depending on how you pack). The rucksack that I use and call my best friend is the MOUNTAINTOP 55L/65L rucksack. It is strong, sturdy and above all, comfortable. It is very light and it feels amazing to have it on your back.
Traveling under the sun can be really tiring which in turn makes you all sweaty. Now, to avoid that sweat or at least minimize it, you will definitely need a face towel. One towel is enough for an entire trip depending on how you use it. The cheapest you can get in the market is by Utopia 24 piece set, which is the one I use.
Universal Travel Adapter
At our homes, we are comfortable with the normal electric sockets for charging our phones/cameras/laptops, etc but when on a trip, you never know what kinds of sockets are used in that particular place. So to avoid such a situation, carry a universal adapter with you. It is cheap, it is trusted and it will work out anywhere no matter what part of the world you are in.
Aaah…probably the most important travel essential in this list. Headphones…plug them in and disconnect from people. Put up your favorite playlist and go on with the wind. I love headphones and I don’t travel without them, because for longer trips especially road trips, songs are a must. Personally, I use the Mpow 059 Bluetooth Headphones.
They are great sound and they block out the annoying sounds so I can enjoy music.
Compression Packing Cubes
One of the toughest things to do while packing for a trip is fitting everything you want to bring with you into your luggage. The packing cube system
bagail compression packing cubes fixes that issue by neatly packing all your clothes tightly into our space saving bags. It allows you to easily store and organize your clothing that makes it easy to pack and even easier to unpack. Your clothes will stay more wrinkled free and not get crushed during your travel.
You have the energy to travel all day long but your phone doesn’t. To prevent your phone from running out of battery, always carry a Power Bank. It costs very less and can charge your device 2-3 times depending on the size of the Power Bank. This is the most important thing in my Travel Essentials list.
Scratch Off World Map Poster
Ok, and when you come back from your adventures why not having something to remember. The ultimate travelers map, scratch off the destinations you have visited and revealed the beautifully styled, up to date world map poster underneath.
I was impressed with the quality of the map. There are a lot of cities on the map plus it shows all the US states outline on the top layer and underneath. The big deal for me was this is a proper world map, it’s pretty well detailed and has quite a lot of information on the map compared to the others I looked at. Extra detail like hill shading makes it quite a grown-up map. It is lovely to look at and a real centerpiece.
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