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Monday, August 04, 2014

TRAVEL: 10 Essentials I Travel With

I love packing for my travels and I am definitely an over packer, I'm the person that packs that extra dress "just in case - you never know it could come in handy." But I started thinking of what items I couldn't literally couldn't travel without:

1. Sleep mask and ear plugs: These come in very very handy for hostel rooms, flights, long bus journeys the lot as you will always have that one person who snores!

2. Sarong: Has multiple uses, you can lie on it on the beach, use it as a sarong, as a towel, a cover up or to keep yourself warm.  I picked a brightly coloured one so I know I can always find it in my bag. You can pick them up for quite cheap as well.

3. Moisturising lip balm: A beauty essential for me, a mixture of hot weather and water always dries your lips out and for me there is nothing worse than dry lips! I use the 'Maybelline Baby Lips' which does what it says on the tin aka makes your lips baby soft. 

4. iPhone, charger and headphones: An iPhone is your best friend whilst travelling, you can communicate with home, take photos/videos, write notes, listen to music, watch films, play games, the list is endless!! I Always make sure I carry around a charger and headphones too as there is nothing worse than your phone dying and you can't update your Facebook! I joke...

5. Notebook and pen: I am a list maker and love writing down details of my trip, blog post ideas or anything at all so this is always handy to travel with.




6. Sunglasses: To help conceal none makeup days, the day after the night before and to generally look good (is it just me who thinks everyone looks better in sunglasses?)

7. Camera: This is just a standard one, how else am I meant to record all the beautiful places I visit if I didn't have my camera?

8. Books: I am a massive book worm and am constantly reading a book whether I have an actual hard copy book or I'm reading something on my iPad, I cannot travel without a book because I feel lost.  It's also brilliant if you're a solo traveller as you can always keep yourself busy.

9. Comfortable footwear: My choice of footwear is flip flops or converse, so comfortable, easy to wear and go with anything.

10. Large foldaway bag: A bag that can hold all your essentials like camera, purse etc is great for travelling as it just makes life so much easier. 


What can't you travel without?


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4 comments

  1. great post! i always take a notebook and pen with me too :)

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    1. It's so handy for noting down bits and pieces isnt it!

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  2. Great list! 90% of my suitcase is just "toiletries" haha very few clothes and then electronics!

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    1. They take up so much room don't they haa!! Xxx

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