Every now and then, we all want to give in to wanderlust and pursue the passion to explore and travel more frequently. Whether it’s the adrenaline of adventurous road trips or clocking frequent flier miles on ‘bleisure’ trips, if you are well-equipped, you are bound to be well-prepared for any situation, making your travels hassle-free.
So, if you are planning a getaway, then here’s a list of items you should tick off your checklist to be travel ready!
Travel Pillow: For A Comfortable Journey
If the most exhausting aspects of travel are long journeys in uncomfortable seats, leaving our necks to bear the brunt. This makes a travel pillow an absolute must-have that can come in handy to help you catch a few Zs while on long-haul flights or when waiting at the lounge.
You can choose from multiple types of neck pillows such as inflatable pillows, microbead pillows, or memory foam pillows. Memory foam pillows are the best as they mould to your neck and provide the support it needs, while inflatable options are easier to carry when travelling.
Backpack: For Adventures And Treks
No matter where or how you travel, a backpack is an indispensable luggage item. Hitting the road? Flying to an exotic location? Boarding a train? A backpack will hold everything from a water bottle to a laptop and a phone charger or an emergency change of clothes while leaving your hands free to handle other luggage or simply enjoy the view.
Invest in good quality, sturdy, waterproof backpack that has several compartments to hold everything you need. If you’re backpacking, you might want to invest in a backpack with an internal frame that will reduce the load on your back. You might also want to consider a backpack that opens from the side, so that you can access your belongings easily, on the go.
Fucntional Wallet: For Cash And Important Documents
Travelling light means having the right gear to accommodate all your essentials. A slim but functional wallet with multiple compartments to hold cash, IDs, credit cards, travel documents etc. in an organised manner will save you time and effort to find them, especially in times when you need quick and easy access to all necessary items.
If you’re travelling, make sure you pick a brightly-coloured wallet. This will ensure that you will be able to spot it at all times, especially if you’re travelling with a group of friends. Travelling international? Make sure your wallet has a small slot you can keep your sim card in safely. You might also want to invest in a wallet with transparent pockets that can accommodate your IDs so that you don’t have to take them out every time.
Handy Pouch: For Organising Essentials
It is common for people to add all the shaving supplies and other toiletries such as cologne in a plastic bag at the last minute. A grooming pouch comes in handy here as it not only had separate compartments for all your products but will also ensure that sharp objects are not lying exposed. Having them handy will ensure you are well-groomed on your trips. Choose a pouch that is made of a sturdy material such as leather to make sure that your toiletries don’t lose their shape.
Laptop Bag: For Work Trips
Your laptop probably will be the most expensive thing you carry on a holiday. With that in mind, keeping it safe and secure becomes a priority. Look for a lightweight bag that can serve both its functional and stylish purpose. Besides being a necessity to protect your laptop, a stylish laptop bag can also serve as an accessory to complement your clothes or amp up a basic office outfit.
Choose a laptop bag that contains multiple compartments, not just for your laptop and charger, but also for business documents, your smartphone, business cards and stationery. Always ensure that your laptop bag has a shoulder strap, so that you can carry it without any strain to your shoulder.
Duffle Bag: For Short Weekend Trips
Always on the go? You might prefer a little less sleek and a little more rugged for those overnight trips and quick weekend getaways. A duffle bag is roomy enough to accommodate everything you need yet compact to carry and fit on a car seat or boot. Whether you have to pack in a jiffy for an impromptu trip or a planned vacation, just dump everything you need into it, and you are good to go.
Make sure your duffle bag has storage space to carry everything you might need, including toiletries. You might also want to invest in a duffle bag that is made out of tarpaulin as it is water-resistant and easy to clean.
Being organised while travelling begins with having the right products and packing them right. Shop for all the products that can make your travel life simpler on Shoppers Stop. If you want to know how you can travel light, read our blog on Travelling Light With The Right Luggage.
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