When you are set to go on your well-deserved holiday, you may think that all you need to ensure an easy trip is your passport, a book and your smartphone. However, there are many overlooked items available that can make not only your journey but your overall stay significantly easier and safer.
Here are the top 5 we recommend taking on your upcoming holiday.
An absolute must have if you are travelling internationally, a travel adapter will ensure you can use all your electrical items, regardless of which country you are in.
Travel adapters come in a variety of prices and typically, you will spend under £20 when purchasing one but this is not a hard and fast rule. Adapters designed for world travel tend to be more expensive, so purchasing ones designed specifically for your travel destination is a cheaper decision.
*SAFETY TIP* Check the voltage of the country you will be staying in and ensure the adapter matches to avoid damage to your electronic devices.
Packing a lot of stuff in to your suitcase? A packing cube can help you keep all your belongings organised without taking up space.
They help keep your clothes wrinkle free and can even compress clothing to create more space. As they aren’t thick or heavy, they do not add unnecessary weight to your suitcase and are cheap at around £10 each.
Packing cubes also save time in helping you locate items like cameras, sunscreen etc without tipping the entire contents of the suitcase on to your hotel bed.
Depending on where you are travelling, you will want to have a reliable, sturdy travel bottle for not only your flight but your overall trip.
Aim for one that has good insulation to keep liquids hot and cold or if you are travelling to a place like India, you may want one with a built-in filtration and purification to remove sediment or microscopic bacteria.
If you are going on a long-haul flight to a warm country, you are going to need a wash bag to keep your hygiene up to scratch.
Coming in a range of sizes and with multiple compartments, you can pack what you need easily, and some wash bags are even small enough to carry on to your flight with your hand luggage.
Great for a quick wash before your plane lands.
Of course, when you are travelling, one of your key concerns may be keeping hold of your money when exploring without advertising it to potential thieves.
A great way to do this is to invest in a money belt. Like a ‘fanny pack,’ money belts can easily be hidden under clothing and, well, look like a belt, so they are inconspicuous!
The storage compartment is on the inside of the belt so is only accessible to the wearer, keeping your money, credit cards and other pieces currency safe, allowing you to relax when exploring bust streets abroad.