9 essential items for the smart traveler

9 Essential Items For The Smart Traveler

It has happened to all of us that we return from a trip with half our clothes unused, or realize halfway through the trip that we did not take the essentials with us and our suitcase weighs more than necessary. While not all of us have the organization gene or are the kings of convenience, we can all learn to travel light, like true professionals, and even with only carry-on luggage.

Thinking about your next weekend getaway or a longer trip, Royalty Travel Plus put together for you these 9 tips of essential items to travel in the most intelligent and practical way.

1. Plastic or zip lock bags:

Basic of basics. Not all airports have strict rules, but in most they ask you to carry containers containing liquids in a hermetically sealed plastic bag in your hand luggage. Remember that the containers must not exceed 100 ml each, so think about bringing the minimum and essential that you might need and do not offer them in your accommodation.

2. A lightweight, multi-purpose jacket:

Some well-known brands offer jackets designed for travelers, with layers for different uses that you can separate according to your needs. You will find them at all prices and they can include a fleece lining that insulates you from the cold and an outer layer with a certain level of impermeability or that can protect you from the wind.

3. A reusable cloth bag that takes up little space:

Carry an extra cloth bag in your backpack to separate dirty clothes or purchases and take care of the environment while traveling. There are some silk ones that take up almost no space, weigh nothing, and can save you from many inconveniences.

4. A pair of comfortable and versatile shoes:

It might seem obvious to you, but not all of us think of wearing a pair of comfortable shoes that you can use for any occasion, with which you can walk all day and go out to dinner at night without looking bad. Sometimes it pays to spend a little more and find a pair that you really like and can wear multiple times.

5. A small flashlight:

You never know where you are going to end up in an unknown city. A small flashlight on the key chain or any other that does not take up much space, can save you from getting lost in a dark and unknown street, or help you return to your hotel after a night walk on a lonely beach.

6. A waterproof bag:

An unexpected rain can ruin your documents or electronic items and give you a hard time. To avoid this, invest in a waterproof bag that you can take with you on all trips. They come in all sizes and for all budgets and, in any case, they can even be used to keep some items separate inside the suitcase.

7. A microfiber towel:

A good microfiber towel can take up the same amount of space as a t-shirt in your suitcase, and can come in very handy for hikes, or even to sit on for a picnic in the park.

8. A basic first aid kit, wet or antibacterial wipes:

A good traveler always carries a small first-aid kit with what is necessary to cope with anything from a headache to an injury. It is also important to include wet or antibacterial wipes, because you have to be open to street foods from other cultures, but prepared for any unforeseen event.

9. Rubber sandals:

Rubber sandals are more useful than you think on trips. You can use them to go to the beach, to be fresh on the street, not to walk barefoot in the hotel or even to take a shower, if you are picky or stay in a hostel.

And do not forget:

The restrictions of items that you can take on board vary according to the airline or the country from which you travel, in the same way it is available information that you could corroborate before embarking on your adventure. Take into account the measurements of your suitcase and take advantage if you can carry a second handbag to store the most important things, such as documents and your laptop or camera.

When packing, use the “onion plan” and take layers of clothing that you can combine or add to if the temperature changes. Always check the weather forecast before leaving on a trip and, most importantly, do not forget to plan your entire itinerary in advance. At Royalty Travel Plus we plan your entire trip and do everything for you, you only have to worry about having an amazing time.