Five Travel Essentials

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While the idea of going away for a holiday may be exciting, preparing for that much anticipated trip can be a bit of a task. And as much as you just want to fast forward your life into your well deserved vacation, well the truth is you have a few bases you need to cover. So while you tick off your to do list and finish packing that luggage, I am going to share with you the five items that have become staples in my travel bag. Some of them are quite unlikely items but believe me, they are life savers!

1. Baby Wipes
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This is one of my personal favorites and my trusty pack of wet wipes have saved me from a lot of sticky situations. It is a very versatile item that I use for cleaning personal items, taking care of accidental spills and even as simple as sanitizing my hands. Got a spot on your shoe? No worries as long as you have this on your travel bag. PS: I even used the ones with aloe for quick relief from sunburn!

2. Sewing Kit
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I always keep a mini sewing kit with spare safety pins and buttons on me when traveling. It’s an unlikely item for some but it can make your life ten times easier should your OOTD decide to malfunction. Most wardrobe issues that happen on the road can be repaired quickly with a few stitches and all it takes is a few minutes. So do yourself a favor and have one with you on your next getaway.

3. Scarf
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When traveling to places that are notorious for temperamental weather, my go to item is a scarf. Pick one that goes well with most colors so you can pull it off with any outfit. You don’t need to have it on all the time, just roll it neatly and tuck it in your handbag in case the weather gets a bit chilly. Heading off somewhere warm? Summer scarves would definitely complete your look.

4. Power Bank
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An average person nowadays will own anywhere from two to five gadgets. The unfortunate truth about them is, they run out of juice eventually and more so when you are traveling and using apps for directions. Luckily, there are a lot of different power banks available in the market today which allow you to charging your most important gadgets on the go. This technology is more necessary than convenient depending on how bad you need access to your phone’s content. Another option would be to pack an extra battery.

5. Water Bottle

Going back to basic things: Hydration. Cities with high costs of living can take a toll on your pocket money even on purchasing small items like drinks and coffee. Going places with your own water bottle not only keeps me hydrated – it saves me some money when I find myself in touristy places and a small bottled water is selling for 5 euros. When it adds up, you could use that money instead for some cute souvenirs.

So there you have it, my five travel must haves especially for you. I hope you keep some of these travel staples in your bag the next time you pack for a trip. Happy travels!

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