Travel is so fun, but it’s even better with a few home comforts to ensure everything goes smoothly. Whether this is your first trip, or you’ve been on a few, there are a few things maybe you haven’t considered to take with you, so read on for some inspiration!
1. Packing Cubes
I love packing cubes even if I’m just going away for the weekend. They help me organise all my clothes, keep them tidy and help me save space. I always roll my clothes to fit them into the packing cubes as well as possible. I also keep a separate packing cube for my dirty clothes, as that way I can keep them completely separate from the ones I haven’t yet used.
Whether you choose to buy a local sim card overseas or find a more affordable option, such as talktalkbusiness.co.uk, having the Internet when you’re traveling can be a lifesaver. Without Internet you wont be able to use Google Maps on your phone to find your way around, you wont be able to easily keep in touch with friends and family overseas, and how will you check your work emails in a pinch? I personally prefer to find a solution to have Internet access, even when I’m traveling, because being connected to my family, friends and work is important to me and my business.
3. Electricity Adapters
You may be traveling to another country where you need to have different shaped plugs in order to fit. It’s easy to buy a multi plug adapter that fits into a great range of plugs around the world. Be smart and invest a little more to find an adapter that has a fuse built in, so if there’s a power surge your electronics will be protected. You can pick up adapters in the airport, they will be more expensive though so it can be a good idea to buy noe before you get there.
4. A Lonely Planet
I love Lonely Planet books because they’re a great summary of the countries and cities you’re planning to visit. Their guides include a range of options for all budgets (except maybe extremely high end) so that no matter what style of travel, you can benefit from grabbing one. I also like that you don’t need to charge them, and can read them whenever you’re bored such as in an airport or on a bus.
5. A Spare Bank Card or Two
You may lose a bank card, you may have your wallet stolen, or a machine may eat your card – there are plenty of ways you can find yourself without your bank card in a foreign country. If you’re traveling alone, this is even more important. Take an extra card or two and store them in a different location to your main set of cards. This can be used as a backup incase you have nothing else and need to access money in a foreign country.
These are the 5 things I never travel without, do you have anything you’d like to add to the list?