10 Essentials For Travel
Here are ten essentials for travel. Everyone loves to travel but many people aren’t sure what to bring or how to go about it. Traveling is tricky but there are tricks and essentials that can make it much easier.
- Passport. Even when traveling in the United States, it’s a good idea to keep your passport within reach. And it’s even more important to make sure you have it on you when you travel outside the country. Not only because it’s required, but because it’s the only form of identification that’s recognized everywhere making it the essential for travel.
- Comfortable shoes. No matter what your doing on your trip your going to be walking somewhere. Or standing somewhere. Comfortable shoes are a must have travel essential.
- Toothbrush. Yes, I’m serious. Many people get so busy when they travel they forget the small stuff. Always carry a toothbrush with you so you can just slip into the bathroom for a quick fix. You can also keep a brush and deodorant in your bag. Both are travel essentials.
- Local currency. Always make sure, especially in a foreign country, that you have some local currency on you, even if American money is accepted in some places. Some business will accept it, but they won’t like it.
- Bag with wheels. Even though you’re staying in a hotel, you still have to get to said hotel, and through the airport. And with the rising price of baggage you might not want to check it unless you have to. A bag with wheels might limit what you can take, but it’ll save you a lot of back pain. A must have travel essential.
- Maps. Make sure you always have a map of wherever you are. And make sure it’s one you can read. Most hotels and such will have an abundance of maps for you to choose from, making it an easy travel essential to find.
- iPod. Don’t underestimate how long you might end up stuck at the airport or somewhere else. An iPod might be the only thing that keeps you from loosing you temper when they delay your flight for the second, or third, time. Always carry this calming travel essential.
- Emergency contact card. Always carry an emergency contact card with you. It doesn’t have to be fancy or large, just something that won’t get water damaged. Just make sure it does say emergency contact so who ever finds it knows. Having this is a definite travel essential.
- Extra socks and underwear Don’t laugh, you never know what’s going to happen. And socks and underwear are the two things you always run out of at the worst possible time. These travel essentials are a must have.
- Phone. In this day and age phones themselves are almost out of date. But it’s still a good thing to have when you travel, especially if you don’t want to carry your laptop around to email people. Don’t go anywhere without this travel essential, and remember to keep it charged.
Posted on: Apr. 18, 2010