Whether you are traveling for business or vacation, you want to be able to relax and enjoy the trip and even take in some sights. When it comes time to do the packing for your trip, there’s always the question of what do I need?
Of course, you’ll need to pack the right kind of clothes for the climate you’re visiting, but when it comes to travel accessories, you want to take some essential items, without packing too much. A travel accessory store is a good place to get ideas for items you can bring on a trip.
Here are four travel accessories that you’ll want to take on your trip:
Passport Holder – in today’s cautious environment, everyone needs to have a passport, even children. You’ll want to keep your passport in something that will give you easy access to it, so you don’t have to go fishing around for it in your pockets or handbag.
The best kind of passport holder are ones that hang around your neck where you are not in danger of losing it. They are usually made out of leather or nylon and come in several colors.
Money Belt/Fanny Pack – when it comes to your money, you don’t want to take any chances that thieves will be able to easily steal from you on the road. Pickpockets and purse snatchers are always on the lookout for unwary travelers. A money belt or fanny pack keeps your money close to your body where it would be hard for somebody to quickly open and steal from you without your noticing.
A money belt is thin and has secure pockets. Money belts can be worn over or underneath clothing. They usually are not waterproof so you may want to put your cash in a plastic baggie to keep it from getting wet.
Fanny packs are bulkier and usually made out of leather or nylon. These are great to carry instead of a purse or wallet. It’s best to have the pockets facing the front of your body, or wear it on the side of your hip, where you can clearly see it at all times.
Travel First Aid Kit – nobody likes to think about it, but bumps, bruises and more can happen when you’re traveling. Because you are away from home and may not know the system of medical care of the city/country you’re traveling to, you should always carry a first aid kit with you.
Keep your first aid kit in your personal travel accessory bag so you’ll have easy access to it, if necessary. The kit should have bandages, gauze, cotton swabs, mild pain relief medication, antiseptic, scissors, insect repellent, etc. Some kits contain a lot more. It’s cheaper to buy a kit than to purchase first aid items individually.
Also, if you have any kind of medical condition, make sure you take along enough medication and supplies to last the entire trip.
Travel Alarm Clock – you’ve got important things to do on your trip and you don’t want to have to rely on a wake up call from the hotel front desk - what if they forget?
When you want to make sure you get up on time, purchase a simple travel alarm clock. These are portable, very accurate, and best of all inexpensive.