10 things I can’t travel without

Here is a definitive list of the things I pack as soon as I start even thinking about my next trip away!!

  1. A portable charger. Taking photos while you’re out exploring all day totally drains your battery, so having a compact charger with you is an absolute lifesaver!
  2. Zip lock bags. This is a bit of a random one, but you never know when you’ll need them. They’re great for preventing cosmetic explosions ruining everything in your bag, and also storing snacks for on the go.
  3. Thongs! (Or Jandals, if you’re from NZ) I don’t often take to wandering in thongs but when theres a spontaneous trip to the Baths in Budapest or the Lagoons in Iceland, they definitely come in handy! They’re also good for showers when you’re sharing with strangers!
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  4. A pillow case. A bit of a random one, but find out more here!
  5. A quick dry towel. Most hostels don’t offer towels, or you have to pay to hire one. I recommend BYO, Sheridan do an awesome quick dry towel! I also recommend a Turbie Twist for those of you with long hair.
  6. Sudoku Book. For when you get stuck at a train station, bus stop or air port this comes in super handy! Also a nice alternative to your phone as you don’t have to worry about battery life.
  7. Face mist. You can get this from places like the body shop and is a must for when you’re on long plane or bus journeys. Just helps you feel nice and refreshed!
  8. Baby wipes. You literally never know when these will come in handy! The best travel companion ever!!!
  9. Cold and Flu Tablets. It’s inevitable that at some point on you’re travels you’ll probably get a bit run down, or fall victim to hostel cough. Generic cold and flu tablets will help you out in this situation (and it means you don’t have to worry about things getting lost in translation at the local pharmacy).
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  10. Bathers! No matter where you are or what time of the year it is, I can guarantee that there will come a time you wish you had bathers. Hot springs are all around the world and can be accessed all year ’round. Don’t forget them!!

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