We pulled together some of our 'must have' items for travelling. 7 indispensable items to help you whilst you are backpacking. They don't take up much room either so... win-win.
At most hostels bath towels are not included and there are very few areas where you can dry a regular towel. Also if you are putting a towel in a regular 55 litre pack, then you are not fitting much more in! A microfibre towel solves all these problems, we’ve used this one.
There is plenty of choice with these bags but these ones have been great for us, especially trying to squeeze every last liquid container in!
If you value sleep as much as we do, then these are a must. A week on a flimsy hostel pillow can strain your neck, so we suggest one of these. We just clip it to the outside of our pack with our handy carabiners ;)
No explanation needed. These were the best quality and cheapest we could find. Comes in a handy packable bag as well. Obviously not necessary for all destinations. We use the Foreign Travel Advice service provided by the government which we recommend
You may think this is a strange one but if you find your exposing yourself to the world with no shops around, you’ll thank us and probably so will everyone else :) also useful for repairs to kit, bag straps, that kind of thing.
Bit old school, but when there is no wifi or battery or you’re just tired of looking at a screen these come in handy - the pen especially for filling out visa forms - you’ll all of a sudden become the most popular person on the bus! Also doubles up as an excellent platform for games such as hangman, noughts and crosses or bird, animal...
We’ve found these really useful, as they take up no room in luggage but fold out to a decent size as a day drinking bottle. They’re also bpa free to keep out the nasties and can clip to your bag.
There it is our essential travel accessories. I hope you've found it useful.
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