Sufficient planning and packing are crucial to having a successful stress free trip. We are all too familiar with people completely stranded because they didn’t have travel essentials for the journey. Others have even been refused entry upon arriving in a new country because they forgot important documents like ID/passport. So what essentials do you need to put at the top of your priority list? While some vital items may vary from person to person according to their priorities and lifestyles, others are simply a must for everyone. Below are four travel essentials we believe should be part of your baggage.
Travel Essentials List
Passport and other travel documents
In any given case, the most essential thing to pack for your travels is your passport. You simply can’t go anywhere without your travel documents; it is vital not to forget them. Make sure your passport is valid too. It’s always good to have at least six months on your passport before it expires, so always check your expiry date in good time to order a new one before the trip comes. You should keep all your documents such as your passport, visa, medical insurance, credit cards, ID cards, cash, etc. in a suitable container and have it on you every time.
Charger and portable power banks are travel essentials you can’t do without
The importance of a charger and power bank cannot be overstated. When traveling to a new country, you always want to have your devices powered up and functioning. Having your phone die when you are lost is an absolute nightmare, especially in a foreign country.
Credit card and a considerable amount of money
Credit cards are always a good idea. A credit card offers you the convenience and security of being able to spend yours at any given time. Although used worldwide, you can still find yourself in places where they don’t accept credit cards, and you will have to start looking for ATMs before you can get cash. With a country that doesn’t use the same currency as yours, we recommend finding a local currency exchange with the best rates rather than changing your cash at the airport, where it’s more expensive.
Health and sanitary kits are essential for traveling
When travelling, your health and sanitation are also important, anything can happen, and it’s best to prepare. You should prep a travel first-aid kit with bandages, antibiotic cream, cortisone cream, pain reliever, cold medicine, antihistamines, and some medications for medical emergencies. You also need sanitation products, whether it’s wiping down tray tables, cleaning high restaurant chairs, or going to a public bathroom.
Please try to create a list of all the items you think you will need far before the day of the trip. Remember, adequate planning will take a lot of stress out of the trip and allow you to enjoy your trip. Do not forget your camera so you can take pictures of the delicious street foods you will eat.