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The one thing you can't travel without..?

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1. Posted by Rubymurray (Budding Member 62 posts) 9y

Hi TP regulars

Yes I know it's Christmas day but I'm addicted to this site, what can I say?!

I had a look in the forum archives for this thread and found it in 2004 so I thought I would start a fresh one, I can only apologise if it's been done recently and I missed it.

Just let everyone know what the one thing you couldn't live without was on your travels, I think people like myself who are off on there first trip RTW will find some of the tips of you more experienced travellers very helpful.

Thanks in advance Ruby

2. Posted by hey_monkee (Respected Member 430 posts) 9y

Some form of entertainment for those long flights/bus, train journeys. A book, I-pod, sudoku.....something to keep your brain active and your eyes from glazing over lol

3. Posted by sapphyre (Respected Member 418 posts) 9y

I don't think my answer can be considered a tip or is applicable to you, but apart from the essentials (e.g. passport, money, cards, mobile phone, toiletries etc) I don't travel without my hairdryer and Vaseline cherry lip balm.

4. Posted by james (Travel Guru 4136 posts) 9y

A calculator.

5. Posted by Mel. (Travel Guru 4567 posts) 9y

Hello Ruby:)

I like to have some books in English with me when I travel.


6. Posted by arif_kool (Travel Guru 1757 posts) 9y

A sweet sticky substance which is widely eaten in India:)

7. Posted by Isadora (Travel Guru 13926 posts) 9y

Ziplock bags of assorted sizes. Great for bringing back the rocks and shells I collect on our travels. (Also good for keeping bottles of shampoo, etc from leaking all over your clothes.) I also keep spare luggage tags tucked in somewhere in case we need to check a bag unexpectedly. (Such as someone bringing you 6 bottles of real HP sauce as a surprise and all you have is carry-on luggage... It's happened. Mmmmm - HP sauce...)

8. Posted by Taffski (Travel Guru 182 posts) 9y

My Wife.....

Won't be allowed out otherwise

Taffski :)

9. Posted by rach6083 (Budding Member 53 posts) 9y GHD hair straightners!

10. Posted by bex76 (Moderator 3736 posts) 9y

a good book, and a pair of earplugs.