Thing you take on a day out to the city

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41. Posted by karazyal (Travel Guru 2251 posts) 35w 1 Star this if you like it!

"I've discovered this is all in service of Digby's idea of developing what is essentially a load bearing vest for travellers."


In my mind I see a vest with a toilet paper dispenser hanging from it!\\


It is kind of a broad question with no specific criteria or instructions .

42. Posted by Teoni (Respected Member 706 posts) 35w Star this if you like it!

If the OP has an issue with our replies they could respond telling us so;)

I pretty much take a combination of what has already been mentioned, though I prefer a small bottle of hand sanitiser to wipes in case bins aren't readily available. The only additional thing I carry is a stand alone GPS unit. Since I am road tripping I have the GPS anyway. While there are offline map options on my phone, I find without internet the phone GPS can be temperamental and not all that accurate, so I keep my GPS unit in my bag while my magpie can rest up and also enjoy the sights .

43. Posted by Andrew Mack (Travel Guru 864 posts) 35w Star this if you like it!

Quoting Teoni

I prefer a small bottle of hand sanitiser to wipes in case bins aren't readily available.

In an Indian city I'd take both wipes and sanitiser, In KL I wouldn't carry both, but in Singapore I wouldn't make an effort to take either.

44. Posted by Beausoleil (Travel Guru 1087 posts) 35w Star this if you like it!

Always have wipes in my purse. The bottomless bag . . .

When the bag gets too heavy, I let my rent-a-dog carry it.

45. Posted by hennaonthetrek (Full Member 123 posts) 35w Star this if you like it!

It depends on a season what i bring with me, when i am at home (Finland) during cold season, i always keep scarf, hat, cloves and a hoodie in my back just in case, because i get cold easily and it kind of ruins a day if you just want to go inside near a fireplace to get warm :)
And these i take with me when is warm (and cold also):
Phone (i took pictures with it. Its smaller than camera and the quality of the photos are good enough gor me), money, sunglasses, sunlotion, tissues and book.

So in winter i need just a little bigger handbag

46. Posted by greatgrandmaR (Travel Guru 1015 posts) 34w Star this if you like it!

I keep a thermal hood and gloves in the pockets of my warm coat. They are always there in case I need them. I also keep a pack of tissues in the coat pocket. I wear glasses which automatically darken in the sun so I do not need sunglasses except maybe in the car and I can leave the extra sunglasses in the car if I need them. I find that my regular stand alone GPS for land needs updating so often that it is practically useless so I do not take it anymore. We have a built in GPS in the car, but I find my cell phone works better for that. And I can use it even when I'm on the scooter. I asked the hotel lady for directions to something in Alkmaar and she told me a convoluted way to get there (probably because she was accustomed to driving and not walking). I had put a pin in the hotel location, and on the way back I used my phone and was able to go a much more direct way. Bob complained and said it wouldn't work, but he had to admit when we came out right at the hotel that it worked OK.

I did use the stand-alone GPS in San Jose Costa Rica on my scooter, but it wouldn't fit in my little bum bag.

[ Edit: Edited on 15-Oct-2018, at 19:51 by greatgrandmaR ]

47. Posted by Cottonwood (Budding Member 85 posts) 34w 1 Star this if you like it!

OK, "The City" near me is like a 2 and a half hour drive away, so like just a wallet with the card and cash thing and MAYBE a camera just for shwingdings and giggles. Never know what type of sunset your going to get going home because I WILL be making an all day trip of it. As for any OTHER "City", this usually means I'm on a holiday/vacation and I will be taking a day backpack with me caring the essentials with me per what type of city it is....London, England as compared to Honolulu, Hawaii.

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