10 Essential Travel Items You Must Have Before Your Next Trip
Whether you're going on a weekend trip or an extended vacation, packing light will save you money and space in your suitcase. Here are 10 things that every traveler should pack when heading out on the road.
Lightweight Travel Bag
A quality Backpack can double as your weekend getaway luggage. They’re perfect for traveling light and allows you to skip the whole baggage claim “merry-go-round” other travelers must endure after your flight lands. Traveling with a hands-free backpack will give you peace of mind from theft and free those hands up for a beer at the bar while waiting for your flight to board. I’m just sayin…
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If you're taking a camera along on your next trip, make sure you have a bag that fits everything you need. It's easy to forget something essential when you're rushing through security at the airport, so having a bag that holds everything you'll need is key.
Most people carry a portable charger with them wherever they go. This allows you to charge your phone while you're away from home, whether it's at work, school, or even on vacation.
If you plan on spending any length of time outside during the day, and into the evening, a headlamp is essential. It will allow you to see where you're going, read a map to see where you’re at, what you're doing, and how far you've come.
First Aid Kit
In addition to a headlamp, you'll also need some first aid supplies. These include bandages, antiseptic wipes, pain relievers, and other medications. Make sure you keep them in an easily accessible place so you can grab them quickly when needed.
- Pair of Earplugs
If you're going to be sleeping while traveling, make sure you pack earplugs. They will help protect your hearing during the night and achieve a sounder sleep.
- Backup Eyewear
Even if you wear contact lenses, take your glasses with you. Accidents can happen. You might lose your lenses or have no chance to put them in in a hygienic way. Especially, if you don’t have a compact travel kit for your lenses. Since we are talking about your eyes, it’s best to not take any risks. Bring your glasses with you, even if you only wear them from the bathroom to the bed at night.
Bring more contact lenses than are needed. No matter if you are bringing monthlies or dailies, bring some extra. I usually wear monthly contact lenses. Whenever I am traveling, I am sure to bring an extra couple, just in case I lose one or I somehow damage it beyond repair.
Don’t forget your Sunglasses. When you are wearing your contact lenses during your travels you can easily wear sunglasses over them. I also urge you to bring some for safety reasons. While on the beach, even if it’s not sunny, they will protect your lenses against the wind blowing sand into your eyes. Find the perfect pair for your vacation theme.
Travel Organizer Pouches
They allow optimum use of the space in your luggage, keeping everything organized and in place during your travels, and making the task of unpacking and re-packing your garments simple and stress-free.
Secure Zip-Around Wallets and Wristlets
Zipper wallets and wristlets create a secure environment for all your personal and important id information. These wallets will hold everything from your driver’s license, social security card, cash, credit cards, room key, and priceless pictures you never want to lose or have drop out in busy airports and city touring.
A Fun and Positive Attitude
And, last but not least, check that mood of yours before leaving on vacation. Positive energy is contagious, and you’ll have all those around you super amped up about the shared fun experience ahead. Here are a few inspirational and funny quotes we’ve collected to remind you to keep things in perspective. Have a fun and safe vacay with the ones you love. #grablife #vacationgrabs
“Travel brings power and love back into your life.”– Rumi
“Each person deserves a day away in which no problems are confronted, no solutions searched for. Each of us needs to withdraw from the cares which will not withdraw from us.” ― Maya Angelou
“No matter what happens, travel gives you a story to tell.” – Jewish Proverb
“Life’s short. Eat dessert first, work less and vacation MORE!!” ― Lea Mishell
“No man needs a vacation so much as the man who has just had one.” – Elbert Hubbard
“After a while, just staying alive becomes a full-time job. No wonder we need a vacation.” ― Michael Zadoorian
“A vacation helps to relieve stress and boredom, gives us a change of scenery, provides us with adventure, and helps to bring us closer to the people in our lives.” – E. S. Woods