Top Travel Essentials For 2018
While travel gear changes with the times the basic necessities stay the same.
Travel Essentials Checklist:
Compressed, portable, and a life-saver when you just feel the urge to get up and go. A day pack is a smaller backpack that has enough room for all of the the things you'll need during your short mini venture while still allowing you to carry any souvenirs you fall in love with. Because what is an adventure really without souvenirs? When choosing a day pack look for functionality, capacity, and of course style!
We recommend: Anmeilu 10L Travel Backpack
For those annoying nights when a room mate burges in and cuts on the ceiling lights.. Finally a head lam that allows you to see without disturbing (or being disturbed) at night.
Make sure to pack an extra set of batteries jus to be on the safe side!
We recommend: LED Aluminum Adjustable Head Lamp
Swiss Army Knife, or Multitool
When traveling, the last thing you want to be concerned with is not having the right tool for the job when you really need it. A multitool ensures that you're always prepared for, well, multiple situations. A multitool helps provide the peace of mind that comes with being prepared. Make sure to check your flight's regulations for security specifications.
We recommend: Swiss Army Knife Mutlitool
When traveling you're pretty much always going to want to hop into the clear and rippling water especially with lush plants all around. ( rope swing anyone?) Make sure to have a dry bag handy to protect your electronics or to have a place to store your soggy clothes after you hop in for a spontaneous water adventure!
We recommend: A Portable Wet/Dry Bag
Loud snoring, crying babies, and chatty passengers can easily ruin your mood. Invest in a good quality pair that will last you a long time. Don't fall to regrets when that throw away pair fails you just when you need them.
We recommend: Noise Reduction Travel Earplugs
Reusable Water Bottle
When we’re talking international travel essentials for 2018-2019, we’re talking reusable water bottles. Instead, invest upfront in a sturdy, reusable water bottle that fits your style and will last you for years to come. How ironic would it be if you traveled abroad to enjoying nature only to fill up a landfill and ruin it for the next generation? Guilt aside, a reusable water bottle will payoff for you in the long run.
Tip: consider purchasing with a built in pill box for your daily medicines handily available to you with water.
We recommend: 600ML Leak Proof Water Bottle With Built Pill Box
Your Pertinent Travel Information
We recommend that you have a single location where you store all of the international travel information for your trip. This includes confirmation numbers, emergency numbers, rental car details, hotel or Airbnb addresses, your passport copies, and any other information you think you might want to have quick access to offline. You can update this on-the-go, but the storage location should stay the same.
This may not land itself on a list of travel essentials for 2018-2019 that you can buy, but it remains absolutely essential nonetheless.
We recommend: Your smart phone’s “Notes” app.
Many full time globetrotters have complained about what a number air travel can do on your eyes. It' defintely recommended that you avoid the dry, itchy, and red-lined discomfort that comes with dried out pupils. Make sure to have a tiny bottle of eye drops handy for whn you need it. These can also be helpful if you’re traveling in a place with new flora and fauna ( see allergies!)
We recommend: Visine, baby!
Everyday travelers know that international travel essentials include a set of packing cubes or organizers for clothes. These cubes are vital for separating shoes, socks, undies, or outfits so that all of your items are clearly organized and easy-to-grab. It may seem like way too much, but it just takes one full-dumping-of-all-of-your-bag’s-contents to understand the value of packing cubes' organization.
We recommend: 6 Pcs Nylon Packing Cubes
For a quick bath in a tight situaion and face wipes can be the perfect solution to long airport layovers (or one-of-those-days where a simple face wipe feels like a trip to the spa), face wipes are very useful travel companions.You’ll be surprised at how refreshing cleansed skin can feel. It's the next best thing to that fresh out of the shower feeling.
We recommend: Simple Skin-Cleansing Face Wipes
Universal Plug Adapter
Buying one plug adapter that can be used worldwide just makes sense. Your first destination when arriving in a new country shouldn't be to the electronics store instead of the rooftop cafe restaraunt. Do yourself a favor and invest in a universal now rather than picking them up along the way.
We recommend: All in One Universal Travel Adapter
"Lose" Your Luggage and get a Backpack
Are you tired of rolling a suitcase awkwardly around. Try a multipurpose backpack instead. When four wheel luggage just won't cut it for you a backpack with enough capacity for all your essentials will be perfect for you. And while you're a it, why not pick that's also fashionable?
We recommend: Leather Multipurpose Travel Bag
Carry On Travel Essentials
If you ahve to split your items between a main bag that you’re checking and a carry on, you should check out our Definitive Carry On Packing List. If you’re an ultra light packer, and you can get away with only traveling with a carry on kudos to you! When it comes to packing for international travel, you’ll want to consider five main categories of items:
It may seem a bit overwhelming at first, but we've created a super helpful resource that will break it down step-by-step for you. The only difficult challenge that remains is picking a soundtrack to listen to while you pack!