Five must-have travel essentials for a smooth journey

Whether you're a seasoned traveller or embarking on your first trip, these essentials will help you stay organised, safe and ready for anything
Five must-have travel essentials for a smooth journey

Travelling, whether for leisure or business, often comes with its own set of challenges. From unexpected delays to unfamiliar surroundings, being prepared can make all the difference in ensuring a smooth and enjoyable journey. Packing the right essentials is crucial, as it can help you navigate various situations with ease and comfort. Here are the top five must-have items to carry while traveling, ensuring that you are well-equipped for any adventure that comes your way.

Munch in-betweens

A good day of exploring invariably leaves you with a full heart and an empty stomach. But when you wander, where the legs take you, do the shops also follow behind? The place which quenches the needs of the traveller in you might not necessarily fill the needs of your stomach. Always carry a light snack to keep your stomach from rumbling and grumbling. A small packet of nuts, some biscuits, popcorn and anything that is light and does not make a mess would make an ideal snack.

Wet wipes and tissues

You might never know where the wanderer’s legs end up. It might be at the top of a mountain, on the end of a beach, or in the middle of a forest. A pack of wet wipes and tissues can always be handy and help you clean up the oops of travel and the after-effects of a runny nose.

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A first-aid kit

As the popular saying goes, “It is always better to be safe than sorry.” This small extra weight would save you from a lot of emergency trips to the health care center. A few band-aids, allergy medications, fever and cold medications, disinfectants, cotton balls, antibiotic ointment and any other personal medication should always be included in your traveller pack.

A water bottle

Drinking water may not be available everywhere but the thirst for expedition and water is present always. A water bottle is always a must while traveling. It need not be a heavy or fancy bottle, a lightweight bottle that serves the purpose is all you need. Carrying a refillable bottle whose size is determined based on the availability of water resources in the area is advisable.

An umbrella

Heat or light, rain or ice, this friend is going to be your saviour at all instances. You can never determine what the gods in the sky have decided to give you today but you can always be prepared to tackle the situation with a small foldable umbrella that can fit into your traveller pack.

(Written by S Shruthi Darshini)

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