by - 10/30/2019 12:00:00 AM

As you guys know I love to travel. During my last trip, many people were impressed that I had my own blanket for my flight. It's really the little things that will help you have smooth travel experience. Below, I'm sharing travel must-haves that you keep on forgetting.

Simple Travel Must-Haves That You Keep On Forgetting 

Copies of Passport/ID
It is so important to carry copies of your identification with you during your travels. Especially if you're traveling solo. Leave copies at your home and with a trusted friend/family member.

I know that this might sound simple enough. However, carry a pen with you especially when traveling out of the country by plane because you need them to fill out your customs form. Also, don’t just carry one pen. Carry a couple of pens just in case your pen stops working. Yes, most people are pretty nice about allowing you to use their pen. However, I would prefer to be the person allowing someone to borrow my pen.

Blanket/Blanket Scarf 
I always travel with a blanket scarf. This year I started to incorporate traveling with an actual blanket. I'm typically always cold. So this really does come in handy, especially for those long flights and cold airports. This always comes in handy if you decide to visit a park or somewhere that a blanket comes in handy.

Water Bottle
Okay, so we all know that you can’t bring water in the airport and typically most people fill their water bottles after passing security. Now, it's also smart to carry a water bottle to fill up during your stary. A lot of times it cheaper to purchase a gallon of water versus bottled water. Carry your water bottle just in case for those basic needs. The last time I traveled. I purchased something for my son to drink the night before and I was able to fill his water bottle the next day instead of wasting what I purchased. This allowed him to have something to drink throughout the day.

Power Bank
I love my power bank and I actually own two. This is one of the power banks that I own. The other one I received free at Blogger from My larger battery pack was a total lifesaver during my travels to Europe. I would charge it every night prior to going to bed and out of the four bars, it would only use one throughout the day. My phone battery typically goes died within a couple of hours if you’re wondering how long my battery typically lasts for. I’m also able to help someone if their battery is dead. Especially having teens. Three of our phones can charge at the same time. Invest in a good battery pack and thank me later.

Microwaveable containers 
During my last travels, we stayed at an Airbnb. I honestly don’t like using other peoples dish wear. If you're wondering “well, it’s the same as eating out” I don’t like eating out either. I noticed that most places/ hotels come with a fridge and/or a microwave and sometimes if you have leftovers from a restaurant it’s not microwave safe which really sucks if you have no way of warming it up. These containers also come in handy if you want to make yourself a salad or meal to eat on the go. You don’t have to worry about using what your Airbnb has. I also noticed that some of the shops in tourist areas run out of throwaway dinner wear very fast (paper, cups, plates, etc). During my last travels, I was at a store that ran out which can really suck when you have to visit several stores looking for some. I would also suggest storing your spices, teas, and coffees in these containers for optimal space in your luggage.

Power Cord/Strip
If you're staying at an Airbnb, hotel or even taking a cruise. A power strip and small power cord really do come in handy if you're staying somewhere that has very little outlets. I know cruises are notorious for only having one outlet. This may not be all that bad until you need to charge your phone, battery pack, camera, and computer. You can find lightweight travel power strips and at pretty much anywhere. Plus, the power cord comes in handy when your power outlets are nowhere near you and you need your phone charged as an alarm in the morning. Trust me, having to choose from a charged phone and or an alarm isn’t fun especially when you have to catch a flight the next morning.

Do you have any travel must-haves that most people forget to bring?

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  1. I've never thought to take a power outlet, but that is a great idea. I need to take one on my trips from here on out!

  2. I always travel with a blanket because I am always cold. You have some really good suggestions here and some of them I do keep forgetting. Water bottle is one of those things that I always forget.

  3. Smart ideas to think about before you take a big trip. It is great to keep copies of your passport in case of a loss. I always need a good power source for my phone too.

  4. The blankets they let you use on flights seem to me to be too short. That alone is reason enough to pack a blanket, especially if the flight is a long one. I need to look into a power outlet for travel.

  5. I'll keep these in mind. I have forgotten power cords before, which wasn't fun. I always try to have plenty of pens in my purse!

  6. Great list! I'm always forgetting one of those when I travel. I'll have to use this next time I head out. (Rena)

  7. I always bring a pashmina. It works as a pillow, a blanket for cold planes and a shawl for those cool nights.

  8. My sister gave me a collapsible water bottle that's really great for travel. It fits right into my small bag so it's not a hassle to carry around.

  9. I never thought about microwavable containers, that is a really good idea! I always take a power strip because we are a family of 8 and there are never enough outlets. I also always take my Roku. It is perfect for down time at the hotel.

  10. Ha! HOW did you know that I keep forgetting these things, hahaha!

  11. I should start keeping copies of my passport! Pen and powerbank are always in my list!

  12. I always forget to bring a pen. One time, we were in Manila and had to fill out something. I had to borrow a stranger's pen.


  13. Power banks saved me when I vacationed in Spain. We were often gone 16+ hours a day, and having those little tubes of energy meant that I could get a full charge after 8 hours of use.

  14. Yes these are really important things we need to keep it while traveling. Otherwise we will end up in difficulties.

  15. I try to make sure that I have the phone/tablet chargers... Even if it means that I bring 2 or 3 extras.

  16. Yes, it's true. We always forget to take a pen. And sometime it's so helpful!

  17. That's very helpful and all accurate. It's so hard to travel when you something important.

  18. That is such a great list, I keep forgetting to pack a few of them even though I have them at home


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