5 Holiday Essentials – Don’t Travel Without These

Traveling is one of life’s greatest joys. For me personally there’s nothing better than packing my bags and heading to an airport to explore a new destination. I’ve been to quite a few countries now and narrowed down my list to 5 holiday essentials which are the things I’ve never travel without. Check out my list and see how it compares to yours.

1. A Good Book
I love reading and often holidays are the only time where I have a solid chunk of time to really get into a book. It’s a lot easier to be entertained on planes and at airports with laptops, smart phones and tablets, however I actually prefer to take a plain paper book with me as I find it more relaxing. I also find that if I don’t use any screens while on the plane, I have a much better sleep. It seems I am not alone in preferring the physical books, with as British holidaymakers are more than twice as likely to pick up paper book than read an e-book while on holiday reveals Opodo. Paper books are a great option when you don’t know if you’ll have Internet or be able to charge your electronics because they always work. 

2. A Travel Pillow
I’m a lucky traveller, in that I can easily fall asleep on planes, trains, and buses. While it’s a blessing for long distance travel, it also means on shorter trips I often find myself nodding away and waking up with a really stiff neck. I don’t travel without my travel pillow – I eventually bought a really nice quality memory foam pillow and it’s been worth the expense.

3. Packing Cubes
Packing can be a real pain, for me it’s one of the biggest downsides to travel. However with the help of packing cubes I can be much more organised and fit more into a smaller suitcase or backpack. I also like that it makes it easy to segregate dirty clothes from clean, so you will never mix them up again.

4. Travel Adapters
If you’re traveling to foreign countries, chances are you’ll need an adapter for the different plugs. It’s a good idea to find one that has the surge protector built in, because sometimes you can have issues with the different electrical currencies or during a storm in a developing country. Electronics are expensive so invest in a decent quality travel adapter to ensure your alliances will be safe overseas.

5. Wet Wipes
Sometimes you can’t shower as often as you normally would: maybe because you’re on a plane for more than 12 hours, or perhaps it’s because you’re in the middle of a jungle somewhere hiking and camping. Either way, wet wipes are great to freshen up with, they can remove makeup in a pinch and are good to keep around for any accidents or spills, no matter your age!

These are the 5 things I don’t like to travel without, what would make your list?