Top 5 things you never travel without

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61. Posted by NiciMeyers84 (Budding Member 6 posts) 12y Star this if you like it!

Besides the obvious like a camera, cell phone, passport, cash/credit, etc. I like to bring.

1. Jacket
2. Water
3. Snacks
4. Leisure reading book
5. Towel

62. Posted by jonssmith3 (Inactive 1 posts) 12y Star this if you like it!

Earplugs – If you plan on staying in hostels, a one dollar pair of earplugs may just give you more pleasure than the flashiest of travel gadget. Even forgetting for a moment the tendency for young backpackers to fall into bed at three in the morning, if you put ten people into a room for a night, statistics say you will have at least one that enjoys snoring like some sort of wild animal. Without ear plugs, you will not sleep. Without ear plugs, you will curse the inventor of shared accommodation.

Anything Wi-fi Enabled – I despise internet cafes while traveling not just for their shocking cost per hour but for the previous hour that you had to spend looking for one. Provided you have some sort of wi-fi grabbing gadget however, for just the price of a cup of coffee, you can surf to your hearts content everywhere from McDonalds to that strange Irish Bar that exists in every city on earth. Whether it be a smart phone, a netbook or that previously mentioned Kindle, don’t go traveling without free wi-fi.

Travel Mug – One of the many things that I love about hostels is the fact that the majority of them provide not only a free breakfast each morning but also free coffee twenty four hours a day. One of my travel essentials is therefore a travel mug that I can fill up each morning before heading out site seeing. While this may seem like a small saving, when you multiply your cups of Starbucks by seven days a week, it certainly adds up. Many also come complete with a lockable top allowing you to carry your coffee in your bag rather than your hand.

An Airplane Pillow – For less than ten dollars and a few extra grams in your backpack, any long journey that you have to sit through is made significantly easier. While some people are fantastic at sleeping on moving vehicles of all kinds, I generally have a lot of trouble. However with a trusty airplane pillow to lean, I can sleep on planes, trains and occasionally even ridiculously cramped bus rides.

A Few Local Words – I’ve never been one for languages and have found myself living in countries for over a year and still not having a clue what people are saying around me but the basics of the local language is not something you should arrive in a country without. Simple phrases such as “hello” and “thank you” take a few minutes to learn but allow you to arrive in a new land without looking like a complete tourist.


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63. Posted by patrikpeter (Inactive 16 posts) 12y Star this if you like it!

I always carry the following 5 things with me when I travel

My Credit card
Comfortable cloths

64. Posted by kayel (Budding Member 11 posts) 12y Star this if you like it!


a change of clothes
small bag of toiletries
small bag of personal items- camera, ipod etc

I realise that it cheating with the 'small bag' of things...but I'm pretty rubbish at packing light! :)

65. Posted by keithotzkie (Budding Member 24 posts) 11y Star this if you like it!

Im not that really sure but I guess some of these following things might be useful..

>Extra clothes (Of course xD)
>Dictionary (for understanding and communicating purposes)
>Laptop or Netbook(for communication and internet purposes)
>Map(Of course)
>Money(Very important)

66. Posted by flightbooking (Budding Member 3 posts) 11y Star this if you like it!

Quoting sepilokfui

1 ATM card
1 Credit card
300 US dollars (very important for last minute backup)
2 Universal Plug converter (I always have 1 broken along the way because of voltage)
2 Pens
1 notebook
1 lighter (I don't smoke, but very useful for trekker)
1 small torch light or head lamp (bring along 1 set of new battery)
1 multi purpose knife
2 locks
n plastic or ziplock bags (good for the rainy season)

that is all I can think of.

in places like Thailand, you can find dental floss/shampoo/conditioner/lotion/etc in small traveling size packaging in 7-Eleven and cheaper than home, so no point to bring a lot.

i am agreed with your answer because should carry ATM card or Credit card for money then after that if need then we can take laptop.

67. Posted by flir67 (Budding Member 21 posts) 11y Star this if you like it!

card card
some way to make fire, if I got stuck camping,
small map book with gps coordinates on it..

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69. Posted by Margo Fortune (First Time Poster 1 posts) 11y Star this if you like it!

I wont travel without my Laptop,Cell phone,Make up bag,heels and Charger

70. Posted by Jordawn (First Time Poster 1 posts) 11y Star this if you like it!

Sharpie marker (bold- For making signs to hitch to next town)

  • *!!TEA!! (hot water is easy to find)
  • *--Herbs--
  • *Any information about the town im about to go to**