Are you planning your next backpacking adventure? Or, just booking a weekend away with your friends/family? To be a pro when it comes to travelling, you’ll need to know what to bring.
You don’t need to bring many things when going away, but bringing the essentials is pivotal.
When it comes to packing, being a minimalist is important especially if you plan on backpacking around a few countries for a long period of time. I recently spent a few months in December/January traveling South America, and here are my top essentials when packing.
A light camera
Thinking about bringing your DSLR? DSLRs are great for taking pictures, however extremely bulking and heavy. With the recent advancements of technology, you might want to invest in something smaller and a lot more compact.
GoPro cameras are perfect for travelling. The cameras are extremely light, durable and able to take stunning pictures with. GoPros have a lot going for them that make them an attractive option to throw in the backpack for a travel adventure.
Portable battery pack
Portable power banks are a lifesaver and are one of the best pieces of tech in which you can invest in. If you’re a traveller and have had your phone battery die amidst an adventure, you’ll know the struggle. Portable battery packs are an inexpensive way to stay on-the-go without having to stop to charge your phone of your camera.
After a few hours of emailing, taking pictures or even touring a new city your battery will plummet into single digits. So, making sure you’re carrying a portable battery pack will not only save time but allow you to take those memorable photos.
A Spare Phone
As soon as we head overseas, we’re usually hit with phenomenal data costs. This makes it harder for us to keep in contact with our loved ones, and it even restrict us from uploading great picture to Instagram.
I now bring a spare phone when traveling to foreign countries, as it means I have a backup should anything happen. You’re able to preload these phones with data/minutes. There are plenty of Sim only deals online, one network I highly recommend is Three Mobile, as they provide free data in a vast number of countries.
Sim only plans are great as they are usually a package of minutes, texts and mobile data for a monthly cost. For instance, when I go away I top up my sim which then allows me to use the data and minutes in 30 days. It saves me buying a new line on a monthly contract!
Even if you are travelling in winter It can get sunny. Sunglasses are perfect for masking that hangover, or conventionally protecting your eyes. If you’ve had a late one, and you’ve got to be out and about early the next day then don’t forget to pack some sunnies. Double up to ensure that you’re always covered.
Thanks for reading, if I’ve missed anything then please let me know in the comments below.