You’ve packed your bags and you’re ready to go, but did you make sure you all of the little details are in order? The right travel accessories can make or break your trip, no matter how near or far. Get your travel packing checklist ready and check out the best accessories you can bring while travelling.
- Slash Proof Backpack
When you travel, it’s important to protect your belongings. Unfortunately, not all foreigners have your best interests at heart, and in some countries, pick-pocketing and theft are common. Keep your belongings in a slash proof backpack. These are designed with sturdy materials to make it difficult to snatch. Many travel packs, for example, are lined with a mesh material of some sort that is stored in between the fabric of your backpack to prevent sharp knives from cutting through the pack. They may also have clipped shoulder straps that are designed so you can attach it to furniture or objects while you are sitting or on the go. Some bags even have the feature to protect the bag from being scanned by those who seek to steal credit information.
- Sports Watch.
Do yourself a favor and get a travel watch that will withstand the wear and tear of your trip. A travel watch is necessary because it allows you to put your phone out of harm’s way should you find yourself on an excursion where you need to keep your valuables safe and protected. Many watches come with nylon bands for flexibility, or faces with multiple dials to account for varying time zones. Headed to a tropical paradise? Waterproof watches for men and women provide protection at various depths so that you can take a swim; keep time without having to bring your phone along.
- Money Belt
Just as with a backpack, a money belt is meant to serve as an extra layer of protection from theft. Money belts are discreet, flat fanny pack-type items that you secure around your waist with an adjustable strap. The money belt allows you to store items such as cash, credit cards, and even your passport in a location that pick pockets can’t reach. Like the protective backpack, many money belts exhibit a feature where thieves cannot digitally scan through the pack to access personal information.
- Passport Wallet
For the times you won’t wear a money belt—under a dress for example—invest in a passport wallet. Many countries prefer that you carry your passport with you, so it is in your best interest to have it on you at all times. Passport wallets may be larger, but they allow you to carry not only your passport, but your ID, credit cards, and travel tickets.
- Travel Umbrella
No matter the time of year, there is always a chance some rain might come your way. When you’re travelling to locations where rain is common, bring a compact travel umbrella to keep you dry. Travel umbrellas are small and lightweight so you can store them in a purse or bag.
- Dry Bag
Whether you’re rafting through the Grand Canyon, going for a dip in the Maldives, or trekking through a tropical rainforest, you will want a dry bag to keep your valuables safe. There is nothing worse than going without dry clothes after getting drenched in an unexpected storm. By a quality dry bag from a store like REI.
- Outlet Converter
Outlet converters are absolutely necessary if you plan to go to almost any country. Don’t get caught abroad in desperate need of a charger before your phone dies. Depending on your travel needs, you can get converters with just one function or a multi-converter with sockets for all different regions that require them.
You’re about to embark on a fun and exciting adventure. Make travelling a breeze by bringing these items with you on your next vacation.