Looking through the many photos I took during my trips always brings back those incredible memories and makes me want to pack my stuff again and leave.
But what to bring on a trip? That mostly depends on individual preferences. If you stay at an All Inclusive Resort you won’t need much for sure.
I, however, love road trips, multiple day hikes, or roaming through countries on buses and trains, alone or with my loved ones.
If you belong to the same type of traveler, this short list could give you some ideas about what to bring on your next trip, apart from the basic things you bring anyways. And the great thing is you can get all of that stuff on Amazon! 🙂
1. Baby Wipes
No matter if you’ve been sleeping in the back of a truck for weeks or just want to feel refreshed after a short drive or hike, baby wipes are essential, trust me. Bring them, and bring lots of them.
Moreover you don’t have to waste water to clean your face or hands.
They are my number on this list!
Pampers Baby Wipes have proofed themselves the best.
2. Percolator and Stove
Are you a coffee lover? I definitely am. To indulge my desire during long trips or when far away from the next café, I always bring a proper percolator as well as stove.
Plus it’s nice to rest a little, have a cup of coffee and enjoy the beautiful surroundings.
My favorite percolator is the Bialetto. It’s popular in the land of coffee, Italy, and therefore is a great choice for all those, who are as addicted as I am.
Of course you want to keep your coffee warm and tasty. Bring a Thermos, so you can sip hot coffee during long drives.
Never blindly trust your mobile phone. There are areas where you don’t have service, or what if your charger stops working? Always bring a good old paper map to orientate. Plus it makes a nice decoration on your wall when you come back home. Don’t forget to always mark the roads you took 🙂
No matter if you stay in a tent in the jungle or mountains, or if you sit on the passenger seat of a car, it’s great to get out of your shoes.
But what if you have to get out of the tent just for a second? Or all of a sudden there’s that beautiful view right across the street, and you have to get out of the car to take a quick photo? Getting back into proper shoes takes an eternity and you sometimes are just too lazy, so you rather decide to stay inside of the car and chose not to take that photo. But here’s a simple solution: bring sandals! 🙂 Don’t use flip flops, because sandals even allow you to stay in your socks! And who cares about being dressed properly on roadtrips?
6. Ear Plugs
Yes, traveling is beautiful! If there just wouldn’t be all those sleepless nights due to noisy cars or crickets.
Bring therefore lots of earplugs, they sometimes just vanish without a trace, so you want to be prepared.
7. Trash Bags
We don’t want to litter our beautiful environment, so always bring some extra bags.
Plus they’re great to get rid of your dirty clothes for a while, and have them somewhere seperated from the clean stuff.
Air condition in the car, strong winds in the mountains, are just two examples of what can make your lips feel dry. Bring some Chapstick to avoid that itchy feeling.
9. Waterproof Bags
So I went to Norway to dive with Orcas. I brought my brand new 2000€ DSLR, which I just bought the month before. We got into a storm at sea. Complicated story, simple conclusion: if I would have brought some waterproof bags, my camera would have still worked after that trip.
A month ago I was taking photos in Ohio, when all of a sudden I got into a thunderstorm. I’ve learned from my mistakes and brought some waterproof bags. My camera as well as lenses and even my phone, everything was safe inside those helpful bags.