5 Top Travel Essentials

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One of the exciting part of traveling is packing up for your journey. You must pack stuff depending on your destination and the time of your travel. Appropriate clothes and gear can make or break your trip so it is a must that you plan ahead when packing up those items for your travel.

Here are 5 top travel essentials that you ought to make sure you have got stowed on your backpack or luggage before you leave home:

Travel Essentials 

This include passports, Visa, boarding passes, identification cards, and other travel documents. Your wallet, cash, and credit cards also constitutes your travel essentials, along with your mobile phone, charger, contacts and glasses, and prescription medicine. Make sure to stash this in your hand carry or somewhere you can easily retrieve them when the need arises.


Make sure to pack the appropriate clothes and do not forget to pack enough for the duration of your trip to save you a trip to the laundromat or a trip to the mall for an emergency clothes shopping. Depending on the season and your destination, make sure you pack enough tops and jeans, a jacket or windbreaker, a versatile scarf, a good number of underpants, as well as sleeping clothes, and enough pair of socks. If you are heading for the beach, make sure to throw in a couple of your bathing suits or rashguards.

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Have a separate bag for your toiletries and fill it with your toothbrush, toothpaste, mouthwash, as well as your shampoo and conditioner, facial and body wash or soap, lotion, deodorant, and sunscreen. To scrimp on space, you might want to check out those all-around shampoo and body bars that are all the rave these days for travelers. They are not only convenient but also eco-friendly as they have zero packaging and will last you more washes and baths.


Your electronics include your laptop, ipad, camera and accessories, as well as chargers and adapters. It is best to put all these items in one portion of your bag for easy retrieval when the need arise.


Included in this list are neck pillows, eye masks, water bottle, a pack of gum and candies, insect repellent lotion or spray, books and magazines, pen and notebook, sunglasses, and an extra change of clothes stashed where you can easily retrieve them. You may want to check out these EDC Gear at Tactical Distributors and Plantshed for some items you can add to your travel arsenal.

For more trips on how to plan your next travel, check out this post. You might also be interested in this travel packing checklist printable to make packing for your travel more organized.

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