Let’s be honest – wanderlust or not, this pandemic has ignited that “urge to travel” in many of us. And it makes sense. Months of being locked up inside your home would want you to break the shackles someday and feel liberated.
And now, finally, that moment is here – you can travel again! It’s time to pack!
But wait, are you sure about the stuff and travel accessories you need to pack to get the best out of your traveling experience?
After months of being locked down, you may miss a few accessories that can sour your travel experience.
This is why we have come up with a list of essential travel accessories that you should NEVER fail to place inside your bag before heading to your destination.
These accessories, although common, are often forgotten by a lot of travelers. And the worst thing is their value is often underrated.
Take a look.
For Comfort: Eye Mask and Travel Pillow
Traveling because of the time difference, especially when visiting another country, could disrupt your normal sleeping pattern. To overcome possible sleep issues and promote a relaxing rest, an eye mask is recommended.
According to science, when the human brain senses pure darkness, it produces melatonin, the sleep hormone. On the other hand, the travel pillow keeps the head and neck properly aligned to prevent neck strain, particularly during long trips.
For Convenience: All-in-One Travel Charger and Power Bank
Smartphones are pocket-sized computers. Especially when you are in other parts of the globe, you certainly need your phone to text or call your family and office mates, check emails, Skype with your boss, browse the web, etc. The more tasks you do on your phone, the faster it drains its battery. With this, you will need a power bank to top-up your device even if you are far from a wall outlet. Bringing an all-in-one travel charger is also recommended to avoid the frustration of bringing too many chargers for each of your devices.
For Security: Money Belt and Neck Wallet
Staying safe outside the comfort of your home is most of the time difficult to accomplish, although this depends on the destination. Regardless if you are only going to another state or flying to another country, securing your valuables such as your money, credit card, and passport should be among your top priorities.
A money belt is a lightweight, zippered fabric pouch that should be fastened around a person’s waist but should be under his or her pants/skirt, while a neck wallet is worn like a necklace but should be under the shirt or blouse.
TIP: Before placing your cash, debit/credit card, driver’s license, valid ID’s, and passport inside the money belt or neck wallet, keep them dry and sweat-free by placing them inside a plastic sheath.
For Better Sleep: Hoodie Pillow
No matter how exciting the journey is, you will need sleep along the way. But packing a normal pillow into your travel bag will occupy a lot of room. So, a much better solution is to purchase a hooded pillow. It is small and takes only very little space in your bag.
It comes with a small pillow to block out the light and a large hood covering your head. And this travel accessory uses an inflatable airbag that will quickly form a pillow with your adjustable drawstrings. It is a good idea to bring along a hoodie pillow on board the flight or long Bus travels.
For Better Looks & Comfort: Leather jacket
During traveling, one of the most important accessories you should be carrying is the leather jacket. It not only keeps you warm during winter, but it also helps you look trendy.
If you’re going on a solo or group bike trip, consider getting a genuine leather jacket for men that will be functional and aesthetic.
With the right accessories and knowledge, traveling can be fun. While we hope you’ve done your homework about the place you want to visit, take cues from this article regarding various travel accessories.