Five Essentials You Should Pack When Traveling


Whether you are traveling for the first time or the 100th, there are a few things that must be in your suitcases for you to be able to have a stress-free trip.

We say trip because we know while some of us would love going on vacations, our jobs don’t always allow it. So even if you are traveling for a business trip, the following items should be ready and packed way in advance.

1. First-Aid Kit

It takes time for anyone to adapt to the environment at the new place or get a hang of where a drug store is. So, your best bet is to pack a small box first-aid kit for yourself.

Things to keep: Anti-allergies, painkillers, medications for diarrhea and vomiting and a pack of bandages.

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2. Extras

Whether it is a pair of socks, hair bands or clips, you must keep extras of everything.

No one knows how, but more often than not these things go missing and instead of wasting time looking for them just keep some extras for quick replacement.

Let’s admit it, socks or hairbands are the last thing we want to spend our money on.

3. Cleansing products

It doesn’t matter if you are staying at a hotel or at a relative’s place, you should pack small bottles of cleansing products like face wash, soap and shampoo of brands you currently use.

The new environment and water can have adverse effects on your skin and hair, so it’s best to use products that your body is already familiar with.

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4. A multi-purpose wallet

Traveling can be exhausting, especially if you have suitcases and backpacks to carry around. And on top of that having to swift through different bags to search for important documents can make you resent your trip.

So, its best to invest in a multi-purpose wallet that holds all your important documents and cards in one place.

Things to keep in the wallet: NIC or passport, credit and debit cards and some loose cash.

5. Power bank and an extra charger  

Considering that we use our phones for multiple things, such as, calling, messaging, checking emails, reading books or watching a show, our batteries die of off sooner than expected.

Hence, it is important to keep an extra charger as you don’t want to be stranded with a dead phone if your charger goes missing.

Besides that, also invest in a good quality power bank that can charge your phone at least once.

What are the traveling essentials that you swear by? Let us know in the comments below.

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