One of the most important parts of travelling is the preparation of the things you’ll bring with you during your trip. Although this seems easy and a no-brainer at first, several travellers still make the mistake of not bringing the essentials they need and that’s where we come in.
Here at Royal Tours and Travels, we want you to have the best travel experience possible not just in India but in the whole world as well.
However, our job isn’t limited to providing you with the best tours in the country because we want you to become the best travellers you can be as well! That’s why in this blog, we’re going to list down some of the most important things to bring with you when travelling. If you’re curious to learn more, keep on reading!
Whether there be a pandemic happening or not, it’s always good to bring a bottle of hand sanitiser wherever you go. Having this makes sure that your hand is free from any kind of germs that can cause infections or other diseases that may happen to you if it comes in contact with your mouth.
This comes in handy whenever you’re outside and you don’t see a water source and soap anywhere near you. With just a few drops or sprays, this can eliminate all the nasty germs that may have accumulated on the surface of your hands.
What’s great about this item is that they usually come in small bottles which means that they won’t take up too much space inside your bag. Better yet, you can use it as a keychain and attach it to one of the zippers.
Whether you’re travelling or not, one thing that annoys people the most is when their phone dies and they need to do something important. This can cause such an inconvenience on regular days so imagine if it happens when you’re in an entirely different country/place that you’re unfamiliar with.
To prevent this from happening, we recommend you bring two kinds of chargers: the regular one that can be plugged into sockets, and a power bank. Both of these chargers are a no brainer to bring because they can help ensure that your phone can help you throughout the day.
Moreover, having your phone charged is important because it can help you perform a multitude of tasks including navigating directions, sending messages, taking pictures and more.
Staying close to chargers, it’s also important to bring a travel adapter with you whenever you travel because not all electrical outlets will have the same kind of socket. By having a travel adapter, you can make your charger universal for any kind of sockets that you’ll bump into during your travels.
When it comes to shoes for travelling, you have to put comfort over style or if you’re lucky enough, you can wear one that provides both! However, if you were given a chance to only pick one, we’d recommend going for comfortability because they can prevent your feet from hurting after several hours of walking.
Feeling fatigued after walking for only a couple of hours is an instant mood killer when travelling because it will make you feel fatigued. When you start to feel tired, it takes you away from what’s in front of you and makes you focus on that feeling alone which is a shame considering the beautiful sights you’ll experience.
By wearing comfortable shoes, you can walk for hours without feeling tired and you can focus on the different things that the place you’re travelling to has to offer. Save your stylish shoes for casual walks outside and for taking some pictures!
If you know that your flight, drive, or train/boat ride is going to be a long one, then we recommend bringing a travel pillow with you. This tiny pillow can help keep you comfortable during those grueling hours when all you can think about is getting off that plane and starting traveling around the country.
Moreover, these pillows don’t take up much space and usually, you don’t even have to keep them inside your bag! You can wear them wherever and whenever you want and society won’t judge you and you won’t be stopped from entering any kind of mode of transportation.
One of the best ways to keep you entertained during your travels is a pair of high-quality headphones. This item is capable of blasting your favourite music directly to your ears in the best quality possible and the best part is nobody else will hear it except you.
Aside from that, you can also use this when you’re planning to watch a movie during your plane ride so that you won’t disturb other passengers. If you’re planning to listen to an e-book or a podcast, this can also help you with those activities.
Comfort is the key to these headphones because some models tend to become painful on the ears after a couple of hours of wear. Try to invest in some of the best wireless headphones or earbuds to ensure maximum comfortability.
Lastly, when you find your surroundings too noisy for your liking, you can slap a pair of noise-cancelling headphones on and be met with peace.
If you’re travelling to the beach, an essential that you need to pack first is a pair of comfortable slippers. Always remember that you can’t wear your shoes everywhere no matter how comfortable they are. Some places and occasions call for a more casual type of footwear and a pair of slippers is the best example of that.
These won’t only keep you comfortable during long walks but they also provide great ventilation to keep you feeling fresh throughout the day. Moreover, nobody wants sand in their socks and shoes when going to the beach so this makes it a great alternative.
Bottle of water
When travelling, something that you’d want to avoid the most is dehydration. Not only will this take the wind out of your body but it’ll also ruin your trip altogether. That’s why here at Royal Tours and Travels, we recommend packing a bottle of water on your trip to ensure that you’ll stay hydrated throughout the day.
Bringing a bottle of water doesn’t mean packing a huge tumbler or a flask. You can bring a small one that you can refill as you go about your day visiting different places in the country you’re visiting. If you can’t pack one, you can buy one bottled water in one of the several stores you’ll encounter and bring it with you everywhere you go to stay hydrated and avoid feeling fatigued.
First aid kit
One of the most important things to remember when travelling is that you should always expect something bad may happen so it’s important to always come prepared. To help you prepare for the worst, we recommend packing a first aid kit inside your bag to help tend to different kinds of minor injuries during your trip.
To help you make a first aid kit, here are the items that you should include inside:
Bandages and dressings
Bandages and dressings are important as they cover open wounds to prevent them from being exposed to different kinds of germs which can infect and worsen their state.
Antibiotic creams can help disinfect any kind of minor wounds. Moreover, make sure to check out the expiration date to make sure that you won’t accidentally worsen the state of the wound.
Always make sure to include a tiny pair of sharp scissors that are specifically designed for medicine. These can help you cut pieces of bandages and dressings into any size that can cover the wound just right.
Before tending to any kind of wound, make sure that your hands are free from any kinds of germs and bacteria. This way, you can’t infect the wound and worsen its state.
If you’re going to a place where you know that there’ll be tons of mosquitos, it’s best to come prepared with a bottle of anti-mosquito cream. This way, you can save yourself from mosquito bites which can sometimes cause you different illnesses.
Before leaving your house, make sure that you have your passport with you. If you forget to bring this item, you’re risking the entire trip because you won’t be able to ride your plane if you don’t have it with you.
Moreover, we also recommend keeping it somewhere accessible so that whenever you need to present it to somebody, you won’t have to dig through your bag just to find it.
Don’t forget these essential items!
These are some of the most important things you need to bring with you at all times during one of your many travels around the world. They will make your experience much more enjoyable and also ensure that you’re in your safest state mentally and physically.
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