Traveling is more than fun. It gives you opportunities to explore the world, reconnect with yourself, find the inner light, and feel the goodness around. I’m a travel enthusiast, so I save the entire year just to have that one summer trip.
As fun as it is, it’s not easy managing a trip. You need to be careful when you’re miles away from home. A little carelessness can cause lots of inconveniences. In this article today, I’m going to share with you a list of things that can make your travel experience more comfortable. Ready, set, go!
A Mini Backpack
Although I’m quite fortunate to have never had to deal with lost luggage, it’s a common issue for new travelers. So first and foremost, you need to buy a mini backpack so that you can keep all your travel documents in one place, safe and secure.
Make a list of things that you cannot afford to lose and keep in your backpack. It should include your passport, travel insurance documents, boarding passes, identity or social security card, and some currency. Once you have all the basics in one place, you’ll be able to handle any troublesome situation that comes your way.
A Pair of Flip Flops
It may sound unnecessary, but carrying a pair of flip-flops is crucial whenever traveling abroad. I still remember how my first trip to Dubai went; it was pretty inconvenient. We planned to go to the beach the day we landed and I couldn’t enjoy walking on the sand because of my inappropriate shoes.
It was then I realized the importance of carrying flip-flops. I had to rush to the nearby supermarket to buy them. It wasn’t just a waste of time, but money as well. Flip flops are now a permanent part of my luggage wherever I go.
Sunscreen is another essential, especially if you’re traveling to a tropical place. I went to the Maldives around a year ago and forgot my sunscreen at home. It took only two hours for my skin to have a sunburn along with severe pigmentation.
I did manage to buy sunscreen from a local pharmacy, but it was pretty expensive. Such tourist destinations often quote high prices for even the simplest commodities. What did I learn? I make sure to keep my sunscreen in my backpack whenever I travel.
If you happen to be an adrenaline junkie, you must carry your own outdoor equipment for activities like hunting or camping. Yes, you can always rent things like rifles, scopes, tents, or sleeping bags, but do you know how much that’s going to cost you? It can nearly double the cost of the entire trip.
Henceforth, it’s wise to carry your own outdoor equipment whenever traveling around, domestically or abroad. If not all, please ensure to carry the expensive things. Riffles, ffp scopes, binoculars, sleeping bags, and outdoor shoes are a few things you must bring on your own.
A Universal Adapter
Another thing that can cause inconvenience when traveling is the electric system of the respective location. That’s right. Your phone or laptop charger may not work everywhere due to incompatibility with the electric plugs. Thus, carrying a universal adapter is mandatory.
It doesn’t matter what sockets they have, you’ll be good to go as long as you have a universal adapter. Travel adapters are readily available these days. You can easily find one at the nearby supermarket. Oh, and it’s pretty cheap so it won’t be an issue.
A First Aid Box
Whether you’re traveling alone or with family, a first aid box is essential. What are you going to do in case you have a headache or a stomachache? Are you going to run to the pharmacy in the middle of the night just to get a painkiller?
Different countries have different laws. There are places that don’t sell medicines without prescriptions. Going to the GP to get a prescription for pain-relieving medicines is super inconvenient. Thus, it’s best to carry a travel first aid kit. They’re available at all pharmacies these days. Simply get one before you leave for your journey.
Nobody can afford to lose their luggage, especially when away from home. Once you have everything in place, lock your suitcases using padlocks. It may seem like an old-school piece of advice, but it’s actually quite helpful.
When you’re at the airport, walking through crowded spaces, in the night trains, or keeping your bag somewhere where there’s no locker, it’s best to lock the suitcases. It’s especially beneficial for people who prefer staying in hostels instead of hotels.
Food is something that can make or break your entire trip. What you can do is pack a few snacks in a small bag when leaving home for a trip. Make sure they’re homemade so that you can enjoy having them whenever you feel homesick.
I would suggest you only take non-perishable food items as others won’t survive for long. Such food items include cookies, breakfast bars, roasted nuts, beef jerky, and dry soups. It’s a great way to eat healthily and save those extra bucks that you were going to waste on unhealthy snacks or junk food.
Waterproof Mac and Shoes
Weather is the most unpredictable thing in the world. What are you going to do if it rains? Are you simply going to stay inside? Watch the views from your hotel room window? A waterproof pair of shoes and a mac are going to be your saviors on your trip.
Pack a set of waterproof mac and shoes and hit the streets even in the rain. After all, traveling is all about enjoying and exploring new destinations. Why stay indoors and waste the time when you can make the best of that time?
Stick to the list mentioned above and I’m confident you’ll have a comfortable travel experience. Remember to pack your travel essentials in a lightweight backpack for a worry-free trip. Enjoy your time to the fullest and be sure to make lots and lots of memories. Have a safe trip, my pals!