The word travelling brings along with it various thoughts to various people. For those lazy ones ( who just prefer lying down on a vacation or a couple of days off ) the feelings are never positive in this regard, whereas on the other hand we have some real travel enthusiasts who look forward to travelling with unbounded zeal. So generally, travelling is always fun but a step prior to set for travelling is packing, which does not fascinates the majority (counting in myself in) as you are always in a fix thinking what to pack and what not. Prioritizing travelling essentials is a skill mastered by very few, and those who do are the ones making the most out of their holiday. One should pack light as it is the golden rule to be at ease on the go. Over packing not just makes things worse but turns out to be a spoiler as well. There are certain things that are a must have while travelling and the most important of those are going to be discussed here, making their way into the list of absolute travelling essentials.
10. Small Padlock
Security always comes first, and a padlock ensures the same! This is a significant item and should always accompany you while you are on board as one can’t look after his luggage all the time missing the wonderful moments and views while traveling. With a padlock safeguarding your bag packs you won’t be nagged by those thoughts of your possessions being unsafe. Whether a long route or short, this one keeps your peace of mind intact and lets you live up each and every moment. Therefore a padlock is certainly one of the most important travelling gears.
When you stay fit, you enjoy more. Yes, hygiene is a factor that should never be compromised upon and especially when you are travelling this gets neglected. Well you don’t find all the amenities ensuring proper cleanliness on your way out, but a sanitizer comes to rescue in a situation like this. This should be found with every sensible traveler and can be brought to aid to get germ free hands. Having little snacks now and then while travelling is quite obvious and washing your hands every time is neither possible nor a very good idea. A quick use of sanitizer is recommended here and within seconds you are perfectly fit to relish your goodies.
8. Water Bottle
A handy water bottle is what people generally forget before setting out for a tour, which is an item so essential that it should never be surpassed. It is taken for granted with the notion of “I can get water on the way easily so why to carry!” , which is not at all appreciable. Long journeys without proper water intake may lead to dehydration causing adverse effects on health and making you unfit to enjoy to the fullest. This may further lead to weakness spoiling your entire schedule, which one would definitely not like to do.
Adding to health and hygiene arises the thought of carrying a clean and easy to handle towel which may turn of great significance while on move. This is one of the most required yet under stated item to add in the list of things to carry while travelling and should never be overlooked. A small personal towel should be carried positively and used whenever required to maintain cleanliness for your own self. As said precisely, it’s always the small things and thoughts that bring in big results and same applies over here without a doubt. A small towel comes to aid in situations like where you require something to wipe your face or hands, a purpose best solved by a towel, especially while travelling and it is of utmost importance.
6. Mobile Charger
What spoils the whole mood while travelling is a LOW BATTERY indicator on mobile phone and this is a situation faced by majority (if not faced yet, you certainly can if you don’t go through this point carefully) while travelling. Carrying a charger while travelling is a really important to do and if not done can upset you seriously on the go. Therefore, a mobile charger should strictly make into your list of essentials before stepping out and setting to travel, to stay connected while travelling with an endless mobile battery supply.
5. Notepad and a pen
Penning down your memorable moments for reminiscence or names of historical monuments and important landmarks that you pass by to track down the route you are following while travelling is a habit we develop right from our childhood which has multiple benefits. From having nostalgic moments to putting to record your journey details, this habit serves you really well and can only be brought into action if you carry a pen and a notepad along with you. To say more on this, carrying something to write can also turn out helpful if by worst chance, you run out of mobile battery. Clearly justifying the requirement of the above two while travelling.
4. Important medicines
Just what you may need while away from home and on the way and getting your medicines right isn’t a task too easy when you are travelling. Motion sickness, uneasiness, acidity and minor injuries are a part and parcel of travelling and the basic medicines to cure or avoid these should certainly be present in your backpack. You won’t be possibly able to fetch these very common medicines on the go and would regret for sure if don’t add them to your list of travelling essentials. Apart from the general medicines, one should also be careful enough to take along his/her personal anti allergic medicines and other routine ones (if any) as there is nothing worse than a bad health while travelling.
A quick snack while travelling can be had for fun as well as a need of the hour, if you are really hungry or want to have something to avoid uneasiness or acidity. So, in order to avoid hunger getting into your way of fun and enjoyment on move, do pack some snacks and other little things without fail. It’s always good to have something to eat in between the fun sessions that you have with your friends or family on your way and if travelling alone, having something to eat at short intervals remains a good idea again. This one doesn’t sound as significant as other things to make into the list, but a true traveler won’t deny the fact that carrying something to eat before setting out to travel is of great importance. You can’t really rely on the food that you get on the way and should have your backup always.
Yes! This one completes the list of essentials of every traveler. An outing sans a camera is something hard to imagine as it captures the wonderful moments for life giving memories to cherish forever. Taking into consideration the fact that every other person possesses a good quality camera inbuilt in their mobile phones, a camera still affirms its position in a traveler’s bag as it provides you numerous things to do with your pictures and captures those picturesque views in a splendid way. You may miss capturing a moment through your phone if you get a call at that very point of time, being one of the reason for example, but with a camera around, you are sure not to skip any of those once in a lifetime moments while travelling.
1. A good book
Books are man’s best friends and the fact remains unchanged on board as well. Long routes may often turn out really boring if you are travelling alone and to your rescue can come a really good book if you are thoughtful enough to have packed it along with other things. Books are best company and the statement is justified very well as time passes by like anything if you have something to read. Apart from adding to your knowledge and vocabulary, a novel keeps you intact while travelling without letting you get bored even for a second, as every journey doesn’t bring along scenic views and adventures. So, make your journey even better by letting your best novel to accompany you by packing it up and considering it as traveling essential.