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Things Every Savvy Traveler Should Always Pack

Depending on where you plan on spending your next vacation, there are many things you can pack to make your trip a bit easier. Whether you’re going on a business trip or are taking a break to rest, you can pack many items that will help you and make your trip better and more organized. Make a list once you book your trip and make sure you prepare everything in time before you need to pack. Many items from the list are something you can use in your everyday life and these gadgets will help you in numerous situations.

Documentation holder

During your vacation, you probably always worry about your documents and how to make sure they’re secure. To help you always know where everything is, find a document holder that has multiple sections and make sure you organize documents by type to be able to find something in a hurry. Also, make copies of your documents and keep them somewhere safe. Some countries allow tourists to use copies of documents and keep the originals in the hotel safe.

Earplugs or headphones

pic02If you’re going to a city known for busy and loud traffic or to a resort with a pool close to your window, think about buying earplugs so you could sleep and rest. This can come in handy during your flight especially if you struggle sleeping when people are talking around you. If you’re used to sounding during your sleep or simply want to enjoy music while strolling through a new city, invest in a quality pair of headphones. Think about cordless one because they will take less space in your bag.

Powerbank and adapters

Many travelers like to use as much time as they can in order to see everything that needs to be seen in that place. That means your phone and camera will need charging. That is where a powerful yet strong mini power bank comes to the rescue and helps you in keeping your electronics batteries constantly full. Also, if you’re going to Europe, keep in mind different types of outlets and find adapters as soon as you land in so you can use your laptop or blow dryer. Ask the place where you’re staying about the type of outlets they have to avoid the discomfort of not being able to use your electronics.

First aid kit

Even if you take your most comfortable shoes, there’s always a possibility of making blisters which can prevent you from sightseeing. In addition to that, new types of food and spices can cause stomach ache and it’s always good to have some medication such as probiotics to help you ease the pain and discomfort. Include bandaids, some vitamins, and medications for fever nausea, just to be able to react before things go worse. If you have medications you need to take every day, bring a pill organizer to keep track of using your daily dose of medications.

Other amenities

pic03Having in mind that you’ll be out sightseeing the whole day include things like wet wipes, water bottle, and snack box in your bag. In addition to that, always wear a small scarf, an umbrella, and a hat if you’re visiting places where it could get cold in a second. Things like a dry shampoo, tweezers and scissors, and eye drops are handy items to have to be able to get ready for a night out after the whole day is out.

Make sure you pack lightly but smartly to avoid dragging your luggage through busses and airports. Create a checklist and go through it just to see do you actually need everything you wanted to pack. Think about items that can ease your trip and make them your priority. You can always bring fewer clothes and find a laundry service and wash your clothes, or simply find hostels or Airbnb places that have this option included.


This post was authored by Emma Joyce






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Karen LeBlanc

Karen LeBlanc is a travel host and writer with a popular travel show, The Design Tourist, and a companion lifestyle blog. As a widely published travel journalist and content creator, Karen is a member of the North American Travel Journalists Association. She also serves as the Design and Travel editor of the national lifestyle magazine, LaPalme. Karen believes that every destination has a story to tell through its local art, architecture, culture, and craft. This immersive creative exploration begins with authentic accommodations where the narrative of place unfolds through art, accessories, accouterments, furnishings, fixtures, and food. 

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