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Must Have Travel Accessories For Your Next Trip

  • November 22, 2018
  • By 50 Shades
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Must Have Travel Accessories For Your Next Trip

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:

iPhone & Custom iPhone Wallet

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.

Must Have Travel Accessories For Your Next Trip

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.

iPhone Charger & Power Bank

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.

Anti-theft Backpack

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.

Must Have Travel Accessories For Your Next Trip

Camera & Charger

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.

Must Have Travel Accessories for Your Next Trip

My trusty Canon DLSR Camera always comes travelling with me.

Packing Cubes

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.

Must Have Travel Accessories for Your Next Trip

Packing Cubes keep your stuff organised in your suitcase

Travel Diary

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.

Must Have Travel Accessories for Your Next Trip

Examples of Travel Diaries or Journals

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.

The Lovin’ Life Team includes:

Deb from DEBBISHDOTCOM
Min from WRITE OF THE MIDDLE.
Leanne from DEEP FRIED FRUIT
Jo from JOANNE TRACEY
and of course me, Kathy from 50 SHADES OF AGE


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By 50 Shades, November 22, 2018 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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50 Shades

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.

18 Comments
  • Jo
    November 22, 2018

    I’m a mad journaller when we’re away & would also never consider travelling without my beloved DSLR. I do, however, need me one of those customised iPhone wallets!

  • Sue from Sizzling Towards 60 & Beyond
    November 22, 2018

    Hi Kathy, you have reminded me I need a new iphone case. I don’t have a camera as I use my iphone but I do agree a good camera should be on our travel accessory list. We have chargers for our phones, tablets and I remember once coming through China at the airport, my husband was carrying all of our chargers in the one bag. I sailed through and he had to unpack everything because they wanted to know why he needed so many chargers! Travel diaries are good but I find I start it and then forget half way through. :)

    • Kathy
      November 22, 2018

      There’s heaps of products out there to make travelling easier. As long as you don’t pack too many! There are some that I couldn’t do without. I’m so pleased with my new phone case. #TeamLovinLife

  • Natalie
    November 22, 2018

    I always bring my camera with me. I have a compact world adapter kit and have got such good use from it. #teamlovinlife

    • Kathy
      November 22, 2018

      A world adaptor kit sounds like it could come in handy. I will need to check this out. My camera goes everywhere with me! #TeamLovinLife

  • Deborah
    November 22, 2018

    They key things I regretted not having on my recent trip were packing cubes – and I hadn’t really heard they were a thing until I was actually packing. And… a power bank. I used my phone to get around (the maps app) and it kept dying really quickly and I’d gotten lost TWICE in Florence and got to the point I had minimal battery left and was screenshooting directions and turning it off to save power. (Of course I could have just bought / gotten a paper map, but….)

    • Kathy
      November 22, 2018

      Aah yes packing cubes are fabulous. You have no idea how they keep all similar items of clothing together and make living out of a suitcase so much easier. Also a power pack for your phone is almost a travel essential these days.

  • Vanessa
    November 22, 2018

    I used to carry a powerbank everywhere, but less so these days because the car I bought a few months ago has built in USB charging, which is very handy.

    • Kathy
      November 22, 2018

      Isn’t it great that cars have inbuilt USB chargers? My phone battery going flat is always a big problem for me when travelling so the power bank is essential. #TeamLovinLife

  • Sydney Shop Girl
    November 22, 2018

    I especially like the look of the customised phone wallet / case. All the pockets are so handy for the extra bits and pieces you always need at short notice whilst on holiday.

    SSG xxx

    • Kathy
      November 22, 2018

      These phone wallet/cases are fabulous. I’ve had one previously and it was very handy. Now I have my own personalised one and I love it! #TeamLovinLife

  • jodie
    November 23, 2018

    I just used a travel diary on our last trip, and loved the idea. It’s so nice to look back and remember some of the things we’d forgotten…already!! LOL
    XOXO
    Jodie
    http://www.jtouchofstyle.com

    • Kathy
      November 28, 2018

      It certainly does Jodie. Travel diaries are very good for reminding us of where we’ve been, otherwise it’s easy to forget. #TeamLovinLife

  • Jan Wild
    November 23, 2018

    Great checklist Kathy. I just got a power bank with my new phone. I was so pleased, ready for our next trip.

    • Kathy
      November 28, 2018

      Thanks Jan. There’s so many new gadgets around these days that make travelling more comfortable and organised. I will be getting use out of my new power bank for sure. #TeamLovinLife

  • Melissa@All Around Oz
    November 24, 2018

    I like the look of that backpack! Looks compact but also like it would fit a lot in it!

    • Kathy
      November 28, 2018

      Yes I love my backpack. It’s definitely an essential when travelling. #TeamLovinLife

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