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5 Things I Always Carry With Me While Traveling

One of the biggest nightmares for any traveler is packing for their trip. It can often be an overwhelming process, especially if you cannot decide whether you will actually need something or not. And, it was a stressful process for me as well. However, over time and after countless packing mistakes, I learned what things I should always take with me, no matter what country I decide to visit. In the text below, you will be able to learn what 5 things you should definitely pack for your trips. Let’s take a closer look:

1. The Second Form of ID and a Copy of Your Travel Documents

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If you are a driver, it is likely that you have your driver’s license in your wallet, however, besides bringing your passport and license, you should also bring your ID card with you. There are a lot of things that can happen when you are traveling such as losing your passport or it might get stolen.

Hence, always ensure that you have at least two forms of IDs with you. Also, it is wise to make copies of your travel documents and leave them in your hotel room. If something happens to your documents, you will need to go to your country’s embassy and wait for several hours to get a copy of your passport. Hence, having a copy will save you hours if your passport gets lost or stolen.

2. Do not Forget Your Chargers

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Imagine if you are exploring a city and your phone simply shuts down. Okay, you can charge it when you get back to your hotel room and then return to take a picture that you wanted. But, what happens when you get back to the hotel and find out you forgot your chargers at home? Well, you will need to buy a new one. Hence, instead of cashing out money for a new charger, make sure that you bring your chargers with you. This will save you money and time.

3. An Empty Water Bottle

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One of the first things I learned is that you should always have an empty water bottle with you, especially if you are going to a location that is warm and sunny, as well as if you are planning on doing a lot of activities during your trip. I always travel with my Kool 8 water bottle, and I use it at the airports, as well as when exploring the city I am visiting. This will save you some cash and you will always be able to stay hydrated.

4. A Multipurpose Jacket

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Although you might be traveling to a warm location, it is always wise to bring a light jacket or hoodie with you. You never know when the temperature might go down, and you will want to be prepared if it does. You will thank yourself later when the wind starts blowing or when the rain starts falling.

5. Glasses

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If you wear contact lenses, you should definitely pack your glasses. A few years ago, I was visiting Vienna and I lost one of my contacts while in transit. What happened next was a complete nightmare. Though I was able to find an optician, the price of the contact was twice as much as back home. So, I was barely able to see one of the most beautiful cities in Austria. Hence, pack your glasses, trust me, you do not want your trip to be ruined.


The five items from this article are absolute necessities when it comes to things you should pack when going on a trip. Hence, do not waste any more time and start packing for your next adventure!Those trips can be really expensive and every tip to save the money can be really important and highly appreciate. So check out ParkOn and read some tips how to save the money when traveling and spending your spare time.


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