When it comes to travel, we are always full of yearning, but packing before departure always distress us. Because once we are on our journey, it will always be easy to find that some certain essentials are forgotten when packing, while some completely useless items accompany us throughout our journey. So which items are necessary? Here we have prepared a travel essentials packing list for travel lovers. Come and see what else you must carry besides your clothes.
1. Packing Cubes
When you open your bag, do you prefer a neatly organized system that’s easy to navigate or a jumbled mess of creased clothing? Most of us will be the former, right?
Some of us really couldn’t understand how those simple cubes would be useful or why we needed them... that is, until they used them.
A set of packing cubes will make things surprisingly easy to get out quickly and pack away. They also made it a breeze to find things that would otherwise have buried themselves deep within the depths of your bag! They will help you organize your items better.
2. Portable Charger
Watching your phone or tablet steadily run out of juice when you're nowhere near a power outlet is stressful. Fortunately, there's no shortage of third-party backup batteries, and they come in every size, capacity, and price range to keep your device going when your battery icon starts to dip in the red.
Invest in a compact and potent device. It will be handy when we were stuck on long buses without chargers, or sat for hours at airports away from plug sockets.
3. Plug Adapter / Converter
If you plan to explore the world with your must-have gadgets like a cellphone, tablet, action camera and more, you need to figure out how to plug each of them into the local power grid.
Chargers for devices like smartphones and laptops are typically compatible with both North American and European frequencies — but don’t take this for granted. Be sure to check the fine print on every adapter before plugging it in, or you run the risk of damaging your device.
4. TSA Approved Padlocks
A padlock is often overlooked and one of those things you don't realize it's useful until you need it. It's a simple way to add an extra layer of safety whenever you are away from your stuff.
Of course, you can travel with any type of lock on your luggage. However, you should know that if your luggage is inspected at airports and your lock isn’t TSA approved, then the security staff may well cut off your lock. So a TSA approved padlocks is the best choice.
5. Ear plugs
Earplugs are an essential travel item for anyone — dogs barking, music blaring, fireworks going off, loud traffic, people partying… those all may happen when you’re trying to sleep! High-quality earplugs are a simple fix for this problem, since they reduce noise significantly.
They’re soft, comfortable and block out the most sound possible without hurting your ears. To get the most out of them, you’ll have to pinch them down and insert them into your ear, and then let them expand deep within the canal.
6. Portable Doorstop / Doorstop Alarm
Safety is probably one of our biggest concerns when traveling. Something that takes up as little room as a doorstop can provide you that added layer of security — especially if you’re staying in a hotel or other location that doesn’t conform to typical security practices.
A doorstop can prevent others from entering into a room, a doorstop alarm can emit sounds of more than 100 decibels – quickly drawing you from your slumber!
7. Super Comfy Wrap-around Shoes
As for shoes, we suggest packing shoes that are comfortable to walk in. If you’re packing nice clothes or you’re a dressy person in general, you’ll want some dressier shoes, but we still recommend ones that aren’t too painful for walking.
8. Mini Umbrella
No matter what the season is, it’s easy to get caught in a rainstorm while traveling and get drenched if you’re not prepared. If you’ve ever been to London, Amsterdam, or any other European cities during rainy seasons, you can almost always guarantee some rain during your trip. On sunny days, you also need an umbrella to keep you from sunburn. The best thing you can do is get a good quality mini umbrella before you go just in case.
9. Money belt
Keeping belongings safe is a major concern wherever you go. The thing is: any big city nowadays suffers from pickpocketing and bag-snatching issues at some level. A money belt is an inexpensive way to keep your pocket money invisible at all times. If your backpack has a back pocket to hide your property, it will be a great replacement for a money belt. By the way, don’t put all of your eggs in one basket, so if you have both of them, that would be better.
10.Good Compact Camera
Every traveller needs to carry a good pocket camera, although it’s pretty amazing what iPhones can do now!
If you are into photography and want to take top-notch pictures, you should consider investing in an extra camera. A compact and light camera aims to travel better.
Well, above are the top 10 travel essentials we found for you. If your packing list has other items that we don’t mention but you can’t do without, feel free to share with us in the comments.