Travel Smart: Essential Items for Your Next Journey

Are you planning an upcoming trip? Whether it’s a vacation or a trip to see family, you’ll want to make sure you plan well for your journey. Traveling smart is the way to go in this day and age where travel hasn’t been all that easy. Here are some essential items to think about taking for your next journey:

Reliable luggage

Anyone who has traveled recently knows that luggage can be a sore point when flying. A lot of people no longer want to check in luggage because of how easily it gets lost, but many people also find that it’s hard to find the right size for a carry-on. Take time to research the best luggage you should take on a trip so that you can always be sure it arrives with you at your destination.

Additionally, you want it to be durable and fit all of the things that you want in it. While you’re looking for luggage, consider shopping around for packing cubes so that you can get the

Extra cash

You never know when you’re going to need it. Whether you’re traveling internationally or just taking a flight to another state, you’ll want to have cash on hand for those moments when cash is all that you can use.

Sometimes while traveling, you may have issues with your bank card and cash may be the only money you have on hand for a few hours or even 24 hours, so when you want to be confident that you’ll be able to get food, water, etc. as needed, don’t forget the importance of carrying cash with you (inside your safe passport/id holder). When flying to another country, make sure you put some money exchanged into local currency so that you’ll be able to have it in case of emergency.

Water bottle

There are going to be times when you’re rushing through the airport trying to get your next flight, and you won’t have time to stop at a store to buy bottled water. God knows how many people will be in line at that point, right?

With a stainless steel water bottle, you can always be sure to get water when you need it from the water fountains so that there’s no waiting in line when you’re thirsty and you can also be sure to do your part for the planet by eliminating plastic waste. Think about it, if you were stranded on an island, what would you want with you? You’d probably want water that you can drink, so make sure you always have something with you to stay hydrated, no matter what.

Battery-powered phone charger

Whether you plan on hiking or adventuring or simply want to be sure you always have your phone available as needed, you’ll want to make sure you take a phone charger that doesn’t have to be plugged into work.

You’ll want your phone for anything from following map apps to taking great shots on your trip, you’ll want to be sure to have the charger to keep your phone working throughout your trip. Having your phone available for emergencies is also a must. Consider setting up some type of plan with your provider if you’re going to be traveling internationally.

Hand sanitizer

While we aren’t here to turn y’all into germaphobes, we do know that after the pandemic, keeping clean is a priority while traveling. Whether you’re a parent with little ones that always put their hands in their mouths or you’re just trying to stay healthy and clean, hand sanitizer is easy to carry and super beneficial for those times when you don’t have access to a sink to wash your hands.

From the right luggage to a water bottle and extra cash, these are only a few of the essentials that you may want to consider bringing to your next road trip or flight so that you can have a fabulous trip.