Right at Your Fingertips: 7 Things to Take with You on Your Travels

Things to Take with You on Your Travels

Maybe you’re a seasoned globetrotter, or perhaps you are taking your first trip to that place that you’ve always wanted to visit. Packing for a trip can be stressful and what you take with you can either break or make your trip. You don’t want to forget to take the essentials. A checklist is a useful tool when planning for your trip and ensures that you have all your ducks in a row. Here are seven things to take with you on your travels.

  1. Passport

Let’s say you’ve secured your flight using book now pay later on IRCTC, one important thing that you cannot forget when you are ready to travel, particularly oversees is your passport. Your passport is a legal form of identification, and in many instances, you cannot travel abroad without it. It would be a bummer to make it to the airport and realize that you had left your passport at home.

  1. Emergency Contact Info Card

An emergency situation could arise on your travels, and it would be a disaster not having emergency contact information in your possession if you are unable to access your phone. On an index card, write all of your emergency contact info with a Sharpie marker and label it with the symbol of the Red Cross, and place it in your wallet.

  1. Plug Adaptor

You use your smartphones, tablets and laptops as maps and travel guides on your travels, and you would hate for your batteries to die with no way of recharging it. A plug adaptor has you covered anywhere you may travel, allowing a dual-voltage appliance or a converter from one country to be plugged into the wall outlet of a foreign country.

  1. Camera

Taking photographs enhances your travel experience no matter where in the world you’re traveling or the activities that you participate in. Having a camera with you is a great way to document and remember your experience. While you may have an iPhone that can take pictures, you may appreciate having a camera for its excellent picture quality and creative control.

  1. Medicine

Don’t forget to take all medications with you, prescriptions and over-the-counter. Avoid packing them in your checked luggage where they can be stolen and exposed to extremely hot or cold temperatures. Getting a refill may prove tedious or impossible depending on where your travels take you.

  1. Personal Items

Personal hygiene products are essentials when travelling and you can pick and choose the items that make sense for you and your lifestyle. A toothbrush, sunscreen, insect repellant, sunglasses, glasses and/or contacts and toiletries are some of the items that are almost always necessary.

  1. Money

Money is vital to having a full experience when you travel. Major credit card brands like Visa Mastercard can be used everywhere. While you may have a credit card, you should always have cash with you as well.

When making travel plans, be sure to make a checklist to guide you. There are certain essentials that you do not want to forget to take with you on your trip.

About Marina Villatoro

Marina Kuperman Villatoro CEO of TravelExperta.com, a travel resource site to inspire families to travel with kids of all ages. Marina has been an expat 20+ years in Central America raising 2 boys in a multicultural, trilingual household. She travels all over the world with her family to give first hand experiences of where to eat, stay and play with kids. Needless to say, it’s never boring! Join Marina on Facebook and Twitter for more unique and boutique family travel!

One Response to Right at Your Fingertips: 7 Things to Take with You on Your Travels

  1. Great advice. A very useful checklist to get ready to travel.

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