Don’t leave home without these essentials for your next getaway
Traveling gives a rush of excitement, especially as the departure day draws closer. But it also comes with a rush of panic when you only have a few days (or in most cases, hours) to pack everything you need for your journey.
Of course, essentials such as swimwear and sunscreen are already a given—but what about the really important stuff? For adventurous travelers, precaution is always a great idea. Not only does it secure you from unanticipated disasters, but it also guarantees you get all the fun out of your escapade.
Off to an adventure soon? Before the thought of escaping from the city into the wonderful outdoors gets you too excited, make sure these travel essentials have a room in your baggage:
1. First-aid kit
Adrenaline seekers always pack their itinerary with physical tasks such as trekking and mountain-biking. Be up for the challenge with a first-aid kit that takes care of minor cuts and wounds. Turn a medical emergency into a minor setback. Don’t forget to pack prescription medicine that may not be available in remote areas.
2. Refillable water bottle
Exploring islands and beach-hopping involve significant sun exposure, so be sure to get hydrated all the time. An insulated water bottle keeps hot and cold drinks for hours, making it ideal for camping and hiking trips. It’s environment-friendly, too.
3. Waterproof bag
A journey from one island to the next requires numerous boat rides, which means getting wet is inevitable. Keep necessities such as cash and mobile phone moisture-free by putting them in a waterproof bag. Those suddenly-trendy fanny packs come in handy not only as an accessory but a functional storage gear as well.
4. Wet wipes
Think they’re only for babies? Wet wipes double as an excellent cleaning agent especially when there’s no running water available. Cleaning your hands, wiping off spills, and freshening up your face and neck are just some of the many wonders this multi-purpose item can do.
5. Good book
Turn the pages of your chosen novel while you de-stress on pristine sands or amid a lush forest—isn’t nature the best backdrop for catching up on your reading? Be sure to carry a lightweight one that you can take with you anywhere, from relaxing by hidden waterfalls to biking off-road.
6. Power bank
When you’re off somewhere all-day without knowing when the next chance to charge your phone will be, a power bank takes away the worry of missing out on capturing precious images such as a gorgeous sunset or exotic animals. It comes in handy when looking for dining spots highly recommended by locals, too.