Alicioustravels: Travel Essentials – Miscellaneous

Of course you will not only need clothing and toiletries when you’re travelling. Actually, these are add-ons since there are a couple of items that are absolutely vital to your leaving your homegrounds and exploring the world beyond, most often these will include your credit card and often a passport.These are the things I have come to not leave at home ever:

The essential essentials

  • Passport
  • Wallet with all cards (ATM, credit card etc.) and cash
  • Documents such as driver’s license, dive log etc
  • Ear plugs
  • Sleeping shades
  • Sunglasses + container
  • Glasses/ contact + everything you need for them
  • Daypack (be that a backpack, a tote, messenger bag or purse – whichever you feel comfortable with)

Other essentials

  • Smartphone + charger
  • eReader + charger
  • camera + charger (optional: spare SD card, lenses, battery)
  • pens & paper (highlighter, sharpie, 2 blue pens)
  • mp3-player
  • tissues

Things I also like to bring

  • post its/ Thank you-notes
  • Cutlery including a sharp knife
  • Peeler
  • A little Tupperware container (for storing food on the go)
  • A shopping bag that folds into a tissue-sized pillow
  • Business cards
  • Tea bags in a zip-lock bag
  • Power bars
  • Vegan chocolate
  • Money belt
  • Small Febreeze spray
  • Sleep sheet or sleeping bag (usually not on city trips but definitely for anything that involves backpacking)

Bloggers may want to add:

  • laptop, charger and extension cord

I have never brought my laptop along though. I’ll usually schedule posts in advance or simply go on holiday. My readers can do without my esteemed advice for a week or five and – depending of the wifi-situation – I will regularly post on Facebook and Instagram like I did during my recent visits to New York and Boston.

What do you think? Am I missing anything you couldn’t do without?


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