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When I go on a trip there is always a lot of organisation required prior to setting off. It’s not just the packing of clothing, shoes and toiletries, but a host of other items need to be packed to make your trip comfortable and organised. Having travelled on many domestic and overseas trips over the years, I have gathered together my must have travel accessories for your next trip.
There is a rule here that every traveller should be aware of and that is “less is more”. Cut down on the amount of clothing and shoes, but invest in some of these very handy travel accessories:
Having my very own custom phone case for my iPhone is perfect for travelling. It doubles up as protection for my phone and a wallet so that I can carry my credit card, ID and cash. It’s perfect for those times that I don’t want to lug around a heavy handbag full of clutter. For instance when I go for a walk, grab a coffee or go for dinner out.
You can make your own iPhone case, selecting a favourite photo that enables you to quickly and easily upload the image on the Go Customized website, ensuring that it is the correct size for your phone type and model. Then within a matter of days you will receive it in the mail. Such an easy and painless way to get your very own stylish phone wallet prior to your next trip.
How many times have you wanted to use your mobile phone on your trip and you discover you’ve run the battery down? It happens to me all the time, so I always carry my charger and plug in wherever I am and also now carry a power bank to plug into when there is no power outlet available. These great power banks are available from Go Customised.
I invested in an anti-theft backpack last year before travelling to Italy, as I wanted to pack my camera and laptop computer into my carry-on luggage. I selected a Pacsafe anti-theft backpack that prevents thieves from slicing through the backpack with a knife or prying hands opening external pockets with nifty zipper hooks. It also has RFID-reader-blocking pocket preventing access to your personal data and securing it from being hacked.
As a travel blogger I never go on a trip without my DLSR Camera. Although my iPhone does take some good quality photos, my DLSR camera is far superior and it saves running the battery down on my phone. After a busy day of sightseeing I upload the photos I’ve taken that day onto my laptop computer into files with the location and date. It certainly takes the headache out of sorting out my photos when I get home from my holiday.
On my last two trips I’ve used packing cubes and I would now never be without them. The idea is to put similar clothing items or accessories into separate packing cubes so that they’re not scattered throughout your suitcase. It makes life a lot easier when you’re looking for a particular item of clothing and you can also pack your shoes, toiletries and electrical cables, adaptors, chargers into one as well.
I like to journal my travels and keep track of all of the places I’ve visited, points of interest and where I was on a particular date. You have no idea how this comes in handy for a travel blogger once you’ve completed the trip. It can also keep track of expenditure and some have pockets where you can keep entry tickets and brochures that you collected during your travels.
These are just a small sample of must have travel accessories. There are plenty more available with things like travel pillows, blockout headphones and travel wallets.
What are your favourite travel accessories?
This article is a Go Customized paid promotion and was written in collaboration with Go Customized. As always, all opinions are my own.
Kathy was a 50 something year old when she started up this blog 6 years ago, but has since turned over another decade and is now in her early 60s. She is married with two adult children and lives on the Tweed Coast of New South Wales, Australia. Kathy enjoys living life to the fullest and loves to keep fit and active by maintaining a healthy diet and exercising regularly. Some of her interests include reading, photography, travelling, cooking and blogging! Kathy works part-time as a freelance writer but her real passion is travelling and photographing brilliant destinations both within Australia and overseas and writing about it.
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