10 Travel Essentials

by - 5/23/2018 12:00:00 AM

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I consider myself a seasoned traveler and I’m often asked what are my travel essentials. I think for some strange reason when you bring up the topic travel. Some may feel that you need every item in your local travel section in order to have a wonderful trip and that couldn’t be further from the truth. I always tell people to work with what you have and add on to the items as you go. You can even create an Amazon wishlist and send the list out to those that are always wondering what to give you as a gift. All of the items listed I own. Some of these may vary by the brand because I may have picked them up during my travels. However, these are items that I would buy all over again.

10 Travel Essentials

Waterproof lanyard (To house hotel room key money, and/ or phone)
If you read my post on my trip to the Atlantis Bahamas. These waterproof lanyards are a travel must-have. Especially if you plan to spend your trip in and/or by the water. I still haven’t upgraded my phone so it’s not waterproof. However, these come in handy as well if you want to carry your money and your room key.

Wipes (Surface/ hand) 
I highly suggest carrying wipes with you. I typically carry hand and surface wipes to wipe down the area in which I’m using. Trust me, it's a great way to ensure that you stay healthy while traveling.

Kick-Ass Immune
I purchased Kick-Ass Immune last year and If you follow me on Snapchat. I always mention this product. Unfortunately, for me, in the past, I would get a cold at the start of fall and sometime during the winter months. This year has been the first year in a very long time that I didn’t have a cold. This is a product that I will keep on hand because it works.

I purchased the Sirui 3T-35K Tripod with 3T-35 Ball Head & Case (Black) a couple of months ago for my Canon 80D for my travels. A lot of YouTubers use it for vlogging. I love how sturdy this tripod is. It’s perfect for heavier cameras/lens and would work wonders with phones as well.

Portable Charger 
You honestly have no idea what you’re missing out on until you purchased the Mophie XXL portable charger. I’m not sure why I didn’t purchase one sooner. It’s such a lifesaver. I have the largest one. However, this one would be just fine. With everyone having an electronic device it really does come in handy. I even brought this with me during my travels to London. I spent most of my days out and about and I never needed to stop and charge this portable charger. I would charge it at night and honestly. Just because it was part of my travel routine. I’m not sure how long it could go without charging it at all. However, I will say that I didn’t use a full bar during the day and my phone battery is horrible.

Travel Utensils
This may sound weird but I like to travel with my own utensils. They usually don’t take up too much space and it gives me the piece of mind that I need. This is perfect if you’re staying at an AirBandB or a hotel that doesn’t include a kitchen area.

Activated Charcoal 
I think I purchased this as a teeth whitener. I will say this is the best under $10 purchase that I spent in a long time. Activated Charcoal has so many amazing uses and is perfect for traveling. You can read all about the uses here. I typically don’t leave home without it when traveling.

I love the little earbuds. They come in handy. You can use the ones that come with your phone or some for the purpose of travel. It’s convenient for flights or when you need to talk over the phone and want to be hands-free.

Travel Wallet Belt
I found this travel belt wallet at my local Marshalls. As you guys are aware it’s pretty hit or miss with them. I love how lightweight this is and it’s like you don’t even have it on. It’s great to use during your travels or if you don’t feel like leaving your personals at your hotel.

Do you have any travel essentials?

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  1. Just in time when I'm packing for my upcoming travel in June. I certainly need to get a tripod to hold my DSLR.

  2. for internet addicts like mychelf a portable charger and head phones are a must! I also travel quite a lot and I can confirm, that's a great list of must-haves. Wipes are also so handy and sanitary! Here's to new travel adventures!

  3. I can't leave the house without a portable charger! If I'm flying ear buds are a must. I always travel with a wristlet. I hate carrying a purse and you can tuck it in any carry on.

  4. I love everything you listed! I have to admit though, I had not heard of kick-ass immune before now. Going to check that out!

  5. I love activated charcoal! It is one of the things I keep on hand all the time.

  6. Active Charcoal ? I've been wanting to try activated charcoal for the longest now for teeth whitening and detox. Thanks for the reminder :-) It will give me a nudge to finally do it on my next trip !

  7. Wipes, headphones and DRAMAMINE are all I need to travel haha. I get motion sick, and you never know when you will need to wipe your face or hands!

  8. Wipes are so useful especially on trips. I always have one in my bag. Headphones are great too.

  9. A portable charger and headphones are two of my essentials for traveling. There's nothing like being able to listen to your favorite music and such.

  10. Not sure I'd see some of these as essential, but some great tips bringing flip flops is always a good idea to avoid messy bathrooms

  11. I also bring light weigh flips-flops and sunscreen lotion during my trips. And portable charger is a must.

  12. Wipes, tripod and portable charger - all of these are also in my essentials list. Good list!

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