List of Travel Must-Haves

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Juggling work and other things can be tiresome, most especially if you are doing it every single day of your life. Moreover, it can give you stress which can lead to different diseases.  Your hard earned money can be put to waste if you abuse your mind and body. That is why you should always give yourself some time to rest and relax whenever you can. Go out and travel. Travel will help you release the stress you have been feeling for a long time now. Also, it will help you discover a lot of new things such as culture, tradition, etc. 

List of Travel Must-Haves

When you plan on going to an out-of-the-country or out-of-town trip, make sure you have a list of travel must-haves.

  • Small plastic bag or ziplock


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Bringing of small plastic bag or ziplock is necessary during your out-of-the-country or out-of-town travel. It sounds strange for some people, but it can be useful to keep some documents like an airplane ticket, immigration form or passport.  Or you can use it to put your cosmetics and toiletries, or your wet clothing inside. But of course, you will be needing a much bigger plastic for that. 

  • Gadgets


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Carrying your gadgets such as iPod, mobile phone or tablet is useful to keep you entertained especially during long travel hours. Furthermore, you can use them to do web research, listen to music, watch movies, and most importantly, to communicate with your family and closest friends back home.  Make sure that your mobile phone is always fully charged so you can use it to make phone calls and send important emails or text messages. 

  • Scarf 


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A scarf will not only help in making you look fashionable, but it can help in making you feel warm and comfortable, too. It is an excellent idea to bring extra scarves because they are light and will not take too much space in your bag or luggage most especially if you are going to a cold destination locally or internationally.

  • Passport


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If you want to go to your dream destination abroad, you should certainly get a passport if you do not have one yet. Applying for a passport takes time in some countries so make sure to get it months before your target date of departure. And once you have it, do not forget to bring it along with your airplane ticket and other things. You should keep all of your documents in a small plastic bag or ziplock or better yet, in a sturdy folder. Also, do not forget to bring a pen in filling-up different forms.  

  • Camera


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You should keep memories of all your travel experiences locally or internationally by taking photos using your camera. Sometimes, using your camera phone is not enough as not all mobile phones have excellent camera quality. It is best to invest in a good quality camera especially if you like traveling. If you do not have photography skills, fret not, because there are many camera options for you. Take time to read reviews from real people first before getting the camera you like to ensure you will be getting the best for your budget and needs. 

To my mind, the greatest reward and luxury of travel is to be able to experience everyday things as if for the first time, to be in a position in which almost nothing is so familiar it is taken for granted." 

Bill Bryson

  • Extra batteries


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Investing in a high-quality power bank is a fantastic idea if you like bringing your gadgets in all of your adventures and travels. Also, do not fail to remember in bringing extra batteries for your camera if you have any, and please make sure to get one from a reliable company or store. 

  • Foldable jacket


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Foldable jackets are a great addition to your wardrobe because they are not only stylish, but they are useful in your domestic or international travels. Most foldable jackets are lightweight, and they are perfect to carry anywhere you go because they do not take a lot of space in your bag or luggage. If you will be staying for more than 1 or 2 weeks in your destination, make sure to carry an additional foldable jacket. Or you can bring a cardigan or denim jacket, too. It depends on your preference. 

  • Flip-flops


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Flip-flops are great since they are perfect for beach trips and other locations. Moreover, they look quite fashionable, and they are water-resistant especially the Havaianas and Ipanema flip-flops.  

  • First-aid kit


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Everyone should have a small first-aid kit in their purse or luggage anywhere they go. Accidents can happen anytime. You may fall or slip, cut your fingers, get a headache, stomach ache, sudden fever, and the likes, so it is crucial that you have a small first-aid kit with you at all times. However, bringing of scissors is prohibited in your carry-on bag so they must go in your checked baggage. 

  • Extra clothing


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Since you will be having a vacation with your family, friends or special someone, it is okay and acceptable to bring extra clothing. However, if you will be traveling, most especially abroad, make sure to pack light as much as possible to avoid paying for excess baggage fees. But if you have the budget to pay for such, you can bring anything you like of course. 

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Final Thoughts

Aside from this list, you should bring a belt bag or small duffle bag for your other travel essentials, sunscreen, sunglasses, snacks, etc. Make sure to have a list of travel must-haves weeks or months before your departure. 

Thank you for reading! God bless us all! 

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