When you’re going on a trip, whether for business or for pleasure, you’ll want to make sure you’re well equipped to handle whatever’s in store for you. Aside from clothes well suited to the weather of your destination, there are a few things that are worth hanging on to on your trip.
This may seem obvious, but you should take care to include surgical spirits, band aids, cotton, painkillers, and allergy medicine. Depending on where you’re going, it can be difficult even to get your hands on basic medical care, so make sure you have any medications and sanitary supplies you might need. Also have things like baby wipes and needle and thread too. Sometimes your emergency could be a missing button!
If you’re going on an adventure, a Go Pro will really come in handy to record the fun. You can easily transfer everything on to your computer with a USB 2.0 cable when you get back. Even a regular digital camera or DSLR is worth taking along with you so you can capture the memories and share them with your loved ones back home.
If you’re travelling to other countries, be warned that there are huge differences between the electrical systems from continent to continent. European plug points, for example, have different voltages and plug types, so you’ll want to get an adjustable adaptor to take with you for your devices.
You may not be able to use your phone to call someone, but you can use the Wi-Fi wherever available to get in touch with friends and family back home. You’ll want to keep your phone well charged at all times for times you manage to get Wi-Fi access in a nearby café or pub. A good USB 2.0 cable is enough if you don’t have the adaptor so that in case of error you can get your data to recovery services company, as you can plug it into your laptop to charge too.
A Fanny Pack
Keep all your important documents and money in a fanny pack around your waist instead of in a backpack, as you’ll be able to keep it in view at all times. This way you can avoid being pickpocketed, a risk you’ll be taking if you’re going to countries known for their tourism industries.
Other than these items, you should be pretty much set for your trip. Be sure to do a little research on the destination, so you’ll know what to expect, from weather to culture to food. That way you can ensure you’re well prepared for the journey.