10 Essentials to Take on Your Next Trip

10 Essentials to Take on Your Next Trip

Essentials to Take on Your Next Trip

No matter how much time you spend planning your trip, you still might wind up forgetting something and while sometimes it’s no big deal, other times it’s a huge issue. Your travel needs may depend on where you go but in most places, all of the following items will be extremely helpful. Here are the essentials to take on your next trip.


You will never know where you might need cash and you also don’t know which ATMs are going to charge you a fee. Unless you have a surefire, free way to withdraw money on the go, it’s often wise to have a decent amount of cash on you just in case something goes wrong.

Reusable Water Bottle

Aside from the environmental issues of constant plastic water bottle purchasing, a reusable water bottle will ensure that you can get hydrated without relying on somebody else, such as flight attendants, travel companions, or area natives, to fetch some water. Reusable water bottles are just easier, sturdier, and more reliable than other options.

Travel Insurance

When you are traveling abroad, travel insurance is one of the most important things to buy. It’s easy to assume that everything will be perfect and you won’t have any troubles on your holiday. Unfortunately, it’s not always like this. Search for the right travel insurance online. Be sure to check out the reviews on websites like Consumers Advocate to avoid disappointments.

Copy of Travel Documents

As much of a hassle as it might be to photocopy your travel documents, this can wind up preventing major complications that arise when you lose your original documents. Losing a passport can ruin a vacation but if you have a copy (stashed in a separate location), you should be covered if you lose one or the other.

A Camera

This is not a necessity, of course, and if you aren’t serious about your photography, then your smartphone will do the trick. However, if you own a nice camera, don’t forget to bring it. You can get some pretty stunning pictures and plenty of people also make money on travel photography.

patryk taking photo

A Nice Suitcase

Suitcases, luggage, backpacks, travel bags, luggage compartments, and other storage items will simplify your traveling, especially if you are planning on multiple destinations. Quality luggage will also hold up better in airports and you can find luggage with built-in, TSA-approved locks to keep your belongings safe.

Skin Care Products

Don’t forget some skin care products, which might include lip balm, lotions, hydration creams, and other hygiene products. Especially if you are traveling to a place for the first time, you can’t always predict the weather and how it will affect your skin.

Compact Emergency Kits

You always want to be prepared for emergencies and emergency kits are helpful to have, especially if you plan on exploring nature and being away from the city.

Portable Device Charger

If you thought that being without a charger at home was devastating, finding yourself in this situation in a foreign country might be a lot worse. Power banks are fairly affordable and will ensure that you can communicate with people both casually and during emergencies.

Portable WiFi Hotspot

Of course, communication is difficult without a signal and there are portable WiFi hotspots that provide you with Internet no matter where you are. Typically, you will pay for the device itself along with a weekly or daily fee for Internet.

A VPN Service

Some websites and services are blocked in certain countries but a VPN service will ensure that you can work on and browse the Internet freely.

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My name is Patryk, I travel the world with my wife Karolina since 2013. Our goal is visiting every country on each continent. I started this blog because of my passion for traveling. I share my stories, in hope they will inspire many of you to step out of your comfort zone and explore the world.

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