There’s a unique magic to be found in the adventures we have when we travel. The beauty of being able to experience a world that’s alien to that of our own and to realize that we all share the same world is a humbling and eye-opening thought.
But with that magic also comes the stress of having to make thorough preparations for your trip. And as we all know, there are limits to how much luggage we can carry. And if you truly want to experience the culture that a place has to offer, you need to do so in an agile manner and in one where you don’t need to drag bulky bags around.
It truly depends on what type of traveller you are. Are you the type that likes to capture memories through a lens? Are you the type that likes to discover culture through the succulent delights that each cuisine has to offer? Or are you the type who lives life by living in the moment, always seeking adventure and longing to experience things first hand?
Well, regardless of the type of traveller you are, these are the most basic essentials that you should always have.
Reusable Water Bottle
One of the most important resources in daily survival comes in the form of water. It can become a nightmare when you’re unable to get it when you need it. A reusable water bottle allows you to refill at restaurants, coffee shops, hotels, and other similar places.
A metal fork, spoon, and a knife. These are basic tools that any backpacker should have. Unless you prefer to eat with your fingers, you’re going to want to have these around.
Sometimes you may find yourself in a place where they may not be transacting in the currency you have. It’s going to save you a lot of trouble if you’re able to carry a debit or credit card. These will at least allow you to make purchases when you need to. And what’s more is that there are a lot of cards with great travel perks.
Shoes. No component of an outfit can be dirtier than shoes. And if you’re only carrying one bag, then you’re definitely going to want to separate the dirty things from your clean things. Shoe bags are optional but personally, I prefer to have one around on trips.
One of the most important aspects of traveling (of any endeavor, actually) is that of security. If you’re backpacking, you’re not going to be staying at fancy hotel rooms — not because you can’t afford them, but rather because you don’t need them. A padlock is going to provide that extra layer of security for various situations.
Sports Performance Clothes
You’re going to be doing a lot of moving around. Since you can’t exactly bring a lot of clothes, you’re going to want to bring quick-dry clothes. You can wash and wear them quickly to ensure that you always have something to use.