If you didn’t travel in 2017 and kept canceling all your plans, it’s time to stop procrastinating. After all, it’s New Year. It will be a waste if you don’t take a good vacation break to explore the world in the coming year. Travelling isn’t just about uploading your pictures on social media, but it is quite essential if you want to enrich your lifestyle and gain knowledge about the rest of the world out there. Give yourself time to relax from your hectic routines and enjoy a few days in a magnificent way.
When you are done planning a trip to amazing beach destinations or hill stations, don’t shudder at the thought of a long journey. We are here to suggest you some best accessories for your travel checklist that would be very affordable and you would have a comfortable tour.
Travel Checklist For 2018
1. Inflatable Travel Pillows
Different kinds of neck and back pillows are available in the market now and at cheaper rates. If you are going to be on the road or in an airplane for long hours, you will get tired sitting in the same position. In that case, your back and neck need comfortable support. It’s easy to fall asleep, but it wouldn’t be a great idea to wake up with a stiff neck.
2. Universal Adaptor Plug
If you are taking an international trip, the power sockets in the countries won’t be similar to that of India. In that case, you will need a universal plug to charge your phone. The hotel staff might provide you one in case of emergency (and not every hotel), but what if your phone battery dies when you are outside eating in a restaurant?
3. Toiletry Bags
When you plan a trip for a long number of days, you need to carry the essential products that you use on a daily basis. Your perfumes should be stored properly so they don’t break. Even the facewash you are carrying could spill in the entire suitcase. You shouldn’t simply drop them in your suitcase, but have a toiletry bag which serves the purpose of keeping toiletries safe and unopened.
4. Travel Mug
There are many stainless steel mugs available in the market, which help you in having warm coffee anytime you want. Some destinations don’t have the coffee you might be addicted to. If you wish to stay active and alert, you can purchase these travel mugs at affordable rates and have your favorite brew anytime you want.
5. Shoe bags
When you pack your shoes in the suitcase, they either take too much space or make the clothes pretty dirty. If you buy an affordable shoe bag online, you can simply carry your shoes separately, without the fuss of creating enough space inside your suitcase. It will also help in separating all the slippers and shoes you are carrying without deforming their shape.
6. Bedding for Kids
If you are on a train with children, they will get irritated with the seats. If they are younger, you would have a fear that they don’t fall off from the upper berths. A bedding for kids is one of the must-haves in your travel checklist. It will give them comfort and you can even buckle the straps around them, so they are safe at all times.
7. Mosquito repellents
Be it a good cream or a badge, mosquito repellents are a great way to keep your children and yourself safe from the dangerous insects, especially when you are taking a hiking or a trekking trip. Many cities around the world are not necessarily neat and thus, you may be prone to catch infections if you don’t carry the repellents along.
8. Toothbrush Holder
Oral hygiene is crucial and when you are packing for a long vacation, you should ensure that the bristles are properly covered. Micro-organisms tend to pile up on the brush because of moisture. This one is, therefore, a must-have on your travel checklist. If you have a holder, the brush will stay protected.
9. Multiple Storage Boxes
You have to carry your medicines in case of emergencies, and what could be better for first -aid than plastic storage box which comes with multiple pockets? You can store the medicines according to the dosage you will need in a separated box. Also, you will have separate areas for keeping bandage and other necessary items.
10. Manicure and Pedicure Kits
These kits are available online and in markets at affordable prices. Your fingernails will grow long or a nail might break. Your feet might get soaked up in the dirt and what not. In such situations, you will need a filer and other items, if you don’t want to ruin your trip because of little things.
11. Zip Log bags
They are very crucial in keeping things organized. Plus, you never know if your opened shampoo bottle spills out in the luggage. If you keep things wrapped in a zip log bag, you might not face the unfortunate situations where eatables or liquids ruin all your clothes in the suitcase.
12. Net Bed for babies
To keep mosquitoes away from kids when they are sleeping, you need to have small net bags. Children under 1 year can easily catch infections if you are taking them out to some other destination. In that case, applying only mosquito repellents during the day would not work. A net bag would be safer, especially when having a long train or bus journey.
13. Multipurpose Tool
If you are taking a hiking or camping trip, you will need a multi-functioning tool which is a modern replacement for the swiss knife. With a hammer, plier, screwdriver etc, all in one tool, you will have a comfortable trekking trip.
14. Jet Spray Hands-Free
Many public restrooms don’t have a water jet, which is why you need this small equipment. You can fill its pump with water from outside and use it. It would be annoying to enter into a restroom and not find even the toilet paper. Yes, that happens!
Explorers are going to need light in the dark areas. These days, different flashlights are available on the market which can even get recharged by themselves. Your phone might have a torch, but not as good as a flashlight would. If you are planning to take night strolls in an unknown area, you must keep this with you.
16. Luggage Tags
You would not want to waste a lot of time in the airport waiting for your luggage. When it comes, you don’t have to read the name tag, if you have unique luggage tags attached. The minute it would come on the luggage trail, you would find it and get to it faster. Plus, it’s in style and not at all pricey, so why not?
17. Makeup Pouch
Many pretty and in-style pouch are available in the market to store your makeup. You can keep your hotel bathroom nicer if you have the makeup in a separate pouch beside the mirror. Rather, you would not lose your lipstick if its always there in the pouch.
18. Card Holders
When you go out for a vacation, you meet many people there. You would want to keep in touch with many of them for both professional purposes as well. In this case, they tend to give you their name card instead of their number on a tissue, right? Cardholders will keep all the name cards safe and also the credit and debit cards that you would be carrying.
19. Silicone water bottles
It is never a good idea to store water in a plastic bottle especially in a long road journey. Plastic is considered to be harmful to your health. This is why you should carry a silicone bottle. It will also keep the water cold or warm, for a longer duration.
20. Travel Iron
You should know that you don’t have to wear crumpled up clothes anymore because of travel irons available in the market. They are even quite affordable. You can easily pack it in your suitcase as it won’t take much space because of the foldable handle. You do want to look nice when you are traveling, don’t you?
21. Passport Cover
To be more careful about your passport, you can purchase a bright colored passport cover. It will make it noticeable when it is inside your bag or when it is in your hand. You won’t have to look in your bag for three long minutes before you find the passport to show at the check-in. There are also lesser chances of losing it, this way.
This travel checklist will help you have an easier packing and a comfortable journey. Also, when the price is minimal, why shouldn’t you take the leverage of it? Next time you plan your vacations, keep these things handy! Also, let us know if we missed out on any important thing in the comments section below, along with your experiences with these things.