Travel Tips: Must-Have Items You Can’t Leave Without

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The global travel industry is worth more than $7.6 trillion. There’s a reason for this – people love to travel. Regardless of who you are, where you’re from or what your background is, visiting somewhere new and perhaps even exotic is quite thrilling.

If you are planning a vacation or getaway in the near future, you likely know to pack the essentials – clothes, hygiene products, etc. However, there are some things that may be beneficial to have on your vacation that you may forget. Keep reading for a list of must-have items for your travel plans.

Noise Canceling Headphones

Are you planning to travel by plane? Train? Bus? If so, you are going to be around other people – potentially loud people. Wouldn’t it be nice to drown out all this noise? If you think so, then it’s smart to invest in a quality pair of noise canceling headphone before departing.

Money Belt

While you may be turning your nose up at the thought of a more modern version of a fanny pack, the fact is, using a money belt can be a real lifesaver when you are on vacation.

Today, you can find money belts that are extremely lightweight, but big enough to hold all your essentials – cell phone, money, mace, etc. Also, you won’t have to worry about keeping up with a bag or purse while trying to enjoy yourself. Take some time to browse the options before choosing one to ensure you pick a quality option.


It doesn’t matter where you are going, or what time of year it is – the sun can be brutal. As a result, you need to ensure you have a pair of UVA and UVB blocking sunglasses along for the ride.

The best part is, you can find some fashion-forward options that not only protect your eyes but also show off your great sense of style. If you are out at night, or if it is overcast, you can stow your glasses away in your money belt.

A Waterproof Watch

Are you going on vacation where it’s going to rain? Or are you going to want to go swimming or in the ocean? If so, you should purchase a waterproof watch. The key here is to make sure you know how wet your watch can get, this way you know if it’s suitable to wear in the shower, pool or ocean.

When browsing an online watch store for a waterproof watch, be sure to read the specifications and features. This will let you know what level of water the watch can handle.

Multi-Purpose Shoes

Do you really want to pack and carry around four to five different pairs of shoes? Really think about this – chances are, the answer is going to be no. To ensure that you have the shoes you need for any activity, you may need to bring around two pairs, but you should make sure that both of these are “multi-purpose.”

The pairs to consider bringing along include a pair of durable, waterproof sneakers, as well as another pair of shoes that you can wear on long walks, but that will also work if you are going to a more formal event. When you do this, you can lighten your load, while still having appropriate and comfortable shoes to wear.

All Types of Wipes

When you are traveling, the last thing you want is to come down with something. A great way to try and beat the germs is to use wipes – all types of wipes – on any surface you can.

The good news is, most big box stores sell smaller, travel sized packages of wipes and these are great for when you are out and about. Keep in mind, you need anti-bacterial wipes for your hands, eating surfaces and other similar items, and something like Clorox wipes for doorknobs, every surface in your hotel room and other areas that just seem like they need to be disinfected before you use them.

It’s also a good idea to stock up on the flushable cleansing wipes. These are great for staying “fresh” when in the restroom and on the go.

A Personalized First Aid Kit

You are the only one who is going to know what you may need. Try to think of worst-case scenarios when determining what you need to put in your first aid kit.

While you may need the obvious, like cold medicine and bandages, you may also want to bring along allergy drops for your eyes, and other items.

If you are planning to travel, be sure to pack the items here. Doing so will ensure you are prepared for your trip and that you have everything you need, regardless of what may be or where you may go.

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