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Travel Essentials

Things inside your bag
8 years ago, March 5th 2016 No: 1 Msg: #195571  
Aside from your travel documents and money what is your travel essentials when traveling outside the country? Reply to this

8 years ago, April 3rd 2016 No: 2 Msg: #195890  
In response to: Msg #195571

Depends on the type of travel. When I was doing solo travel and scuba diving, my biggest essentials (all on my carry-on) were my scuba diving notebooks, fins, minimal toiletries, weathering clothes, camera and netbook to write my blogs and upload/edit photos and Skype friends/family.

Now, with our daughter in our lives -- car seats, and all of her necessities trump any nice DSLR or diving gear. ;-) Reply to this

8 years ago, April 5th 2016 No: 3 Msg: #195902  
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Liquid hand sanitizer, cell phone and charger, camera with battery charger and extra batteries, a good book to read, something long sleeved and warm in case I get cold, tissues, cough drops, spray air freshener, comfy shoes and socks, and my traveling gnome...actually its a plastic shark I got in a tropical drink on St John and I've taken him on all my travels ever since...he was very out of place in Rome but not so much on Caye Caulker, Belize. He's such a ham for the camera!!!! Reply to this

8 years ago, April 6th 2016 No: 4 Msg: #195919  
In response to: Msg #195571 My camera, video sunglasses, chargers, SD cards, my baseball cap and definitely a bottle of water. Reply to this

8 years ago, April 8th 2016 No: 5 Msg: #195932  
In response to: Msg #195571

My memory's hopeless but my cameras have memory cards, so photographic kit takes up most of the room in my carry-on bag. A netbook doubles up as a place to write blogs, to communicate and to back-up all my photos. Books are too bulky, so audiobooks are read to me by the iPod residing in my shirt pocket. When travelling by overnight trains in India, a silk sleeping bag liner moves into my hand luggage (because you never know where the supplied bedlinen has been or who's been in it before you!) Reply to this

8 years ago, April 19th 2016 No: 6 Msg: #196043  
Essentials - tickets/travel documents, passport, wallet,camera, iphone and house keys. But it's nice to have my kindle, ipod, tablet and chargers with me. oh and tissues and wet wipes cos some toilets can be rank! Reply to this

8 years ago, May 4th 2016 No: 7 Msg: #196368  
Things that already mentioned by others, like camera, accessories, essential travel documents, mobile, laptop, memory cards & backup. However, apart from all these, a good travel partner is very important too! If you are going with someone for the first time. From my experience I would say it's good to be your own rather with someone who is completely different from you! Reply to this

7 years ago, June 15th 2016 No: 8 Msg: #196930  
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yes you are right. I also take just necessary things with myself for travelling. For example when I was in Barcelona for segway tour <snip>I took just sportsuit and my photocam. And documents sure (pasport, tickets and inssuarence). Money I always keep in my VisaMasterCard.
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7 years ago, June 20th 2016 No: 9 Msg: #197028  
All of the above.

I also travel with a small travel pillow for the plane but it comes in handy in low end hotels or when camping.
I don't travel without iPod and head phones because I'm a kid magnet and it allows me to sleep.
I have a small mask to shade out the light.
Hand sanitizer is a must.
We travel with a small calculator to calculate money exchange.

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6 years ago, November 29th 2017 No: 10 Msg: #203240  
In our backpack beside the travel documents and money: sarong, hand sanitizer, laptop + camera (to write the blogs ;-)), toilet paper, moscito repellent, tuthbrush - to mention the most basic things Reply to this

6 years ago, April 23rd 2018 No: 11 Msg: #204599  
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Thanks for the tips it's very helpful since I will be travelling next month. Reply to this

6 years ago, May 3rd 2018 No: 12 Msg: #204692  
That would also depend on the type of travel but the basics that I always bring for my travel are : traveldocs, money, camera, my phone, Powerbank, Gps tracking device or map if ever I'll plan to do backpacking. Reply to this

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