The Travel Essentials | Top 5 Must Haves for your Suitcase
Travel Smart with these Top 5 Suitcase Essentials
Having all the right suitcase essentials will make travel much more efficient and stress-free. There is a science to packing the right stuff, saving space and being organized. I have listed the top 5 must-haves.
The one major goal to have in mind is to pack light with the right suitcase. You have to start somewhere and here are the obvious quick checklist essentials before you start your trip:
⊗Vaccinations for the appropriate country
⊗Passport (and photocopies)
⊗Advance Flight check-in
⊗Liquids of 100 ml or less (airport security does and don’ts)
Pack Light and Pack Right
Packing Cubes: The ultimate in travel essentials
Once I discovered these there was no turning back. The result was instant organization and neatly kept clothes separated in cubes. I knew immediately that this would keep the chaos down in the suitcase resulting in less stress, anxiety-free travel. And it did, it worked!
A Tech Case: Travel essentials you can’t go without
A small lightly padded zippered case with compartments for your essential tech items. This was an obvious pick for ranking this as number two on the list. I had too many flashbacks of bad memories digging through my bag for chargers and tech accessories. They seemed to always get tangled and caught on other items. Now, whenever I leave the house, this tech case lives in my bag. Most notable items: USB Phone charger, laptop charger, wireless mouse, power banks, etc.
Document Organizer: Travel essentials for feeling ready
Let’s face it, part of travel anxiety is the feeling that you forgot something important. Most notably, your passport. Having a simple compact and secure organizer case for all of your important documents is a must. Make photocopies of your passport, ID cards, and travel insurance and stash them in another place in your carry-on. Scan and email to yourself and your emergency contact (ICE: In case of Emergency).
Toiletry Bag: The preening kit
TSA Approved: Some folks may scratch their heads and say why would I need this vanity bag? A vanity bag it is not if you like to have your toiletry essentials packed away and beautifully organized. This can move to the top of the list for some. The Hunter Toiletry bag is one of my favorites or the Travando Hanging Toiletry bag. The latter being the ultimate preening travel kit.
Money Belt: Travel essentials for sweet dreams
Not just any belt will do. Check if it has the RFID blocking technology or tinfoil will do. It’s very helpful to have different compartments for various currencies.
If you find yourself on a late-night train or bus in a developing country, for instance— it’s practical to have a compartment in your money belt for your passport.
For those who like to travel and truly be organized and staying healthy while doing so, check out the must-have travel apothecary.
Jody Wellness Nomad
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