10 Essential Travel Items to Carry in Your Backpack
Travel smart has become a new phrase that every experienced traveler will say to you. But traveling cautiously doesn’t make you a smart traveler. Traveling internationally and to unknown places comes with new challenges, some of which are avoidable if certain measures are taken before. Gadgets and technology have made our life better even for traveling also. Here we have a list of 10 things that you can carry with you to avoid bad situations while traveling.
10 –Toiletry Bag
While traveling we often put our toiletries into one of our bags pockets or just throw them under our clothes. But this sometimes leads us to even more miserable things, as shampoo bottles explode and now all of the shampoos are on your clothes. This can be easily avoided by putting all our stuff into one toiletry bag. These bags are specially designed to keep your stuff and are also a big space saver.
9 –Shoe Cover
Carrying your shoes while traveling is always a tough task. Most people wrap them with the paper and some throw them into their bags. But there are alternatives also to carry your shoes easily with you while traveling. These are called shoe covers and their job is pretty simple – “to cover your shoes”.
8 –Power Bank
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You never know when your phone will run out of battery, and with a dead phone on foreign land is a much worse situation than you can imagine. You won’t be able to call anybody or click pictures and you won’t be getting direction from your phone. To avoid this always keep charges Powerbank with you all the time. This will ensure that you have a backup and can click pictures without worrying about battery drainage.
7 –Universal Travel Adapter
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In this age of technology, it is a must to take a travel adaptor. Since all the countries do not have the same outlet, you need to carry a travel adapter to charge your electrical appliances ranging from camera, phones, laptops, and other essential gadgets.
Camping in a foreign land in the middle of the woods is a dream for many of us. But this dream can quickly turn into a horror disaster if you run out of your drinking water. Now, most of you will say that we’ll boil the water and drink that. But that’s just gonna take too long and you don’t want to waste your time waiting for the water to boil and to cool it down. This situation can be easily tackled with lifestraw filters, where you just fill up your water bottle from a running stream of water and you’re good to go.
5 –Hand Sanitizers/Paper Soap
Eating with dirty hands that are full of harmful bacteria is equally bad as drinking unsafe water. One thing that should not be compromised regardless of where you are is hygiene, paper soaps and hand sanitizers will help you maintain that. These are super convenient, inexpensive and very useful. Thus, making for travel essential.
4 –Insulated Water Bottle
Purchasing plastic water bottles wherever you go is not good for your pocket as well as not good for the environment either. This situation can be easily avoided by keeping a thermal water bottle with you. These bottles will not harm the environment and also will keep your water hot and cold.
3 –Medical Kit
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It is always essential to carry a first aid kit and medicines along with you to help in times of dire need. Add the following items to your first aid kit- bandages, ointment/antiseptic, cold compress, cotton balls, thermometer, tweezers, antacids, fever and pain reducers. And if you cut your finger in the middle of the night, you know there’s a bandage in your medical kit.
2 –Swiss Knife
Swiss Knives are super usable and compatible too. They carry almost every small tool you need to fix, cut or open something. A Swiss knife is your multi-utility item that is sure to be useful on your journey.
1 – Extra Camera Battery
Well, this one is for those people who love to take pictures while traveling or take too many pictures. While in the needy moments when there’s a perfect view you don’t want your camera’s battery to be down. So an extra battery will always save the day for you so that you won’t miss those amazing views and can click amazing pictures always. Did we miss something that should be on this list? Tell us in the comment section below.