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Five things you should have in your back-pack when travelling

Travel backpack

Packing for a trip can be a strenuous activity of selecting the right clothes, to fitting them into the suitcase. After that hustle is complete, it is important to pay close attention to the items you place in your carry-on. It contains the essentials one may require during travel. These items may vary due to individual needs and wants. There are however some items that should not miss in any carry-on bag. They include;

A toiletry bag

It is important to invest in a functional toiletry bag. This is where you may choose to store your deodorant, toothbrush, wet wipes, earbuds, shavers, perfumes or any other important items. It is preferable if it comes with all the compartments that make it easy to pack your toiletries in organized spaces. This should also include zipper bags for the storage of liquid products to prevent spillage. This way you can easily access these items as you travel.

A pen and notebook

Technology may sometimes fail you on your journey. Your electronic gadgets may suddenly turn off or malfunction. You may have to get a little old school and revert to pen and paper to jot down important information e.g. accommodation and flight details and important phone numbers.


Travel can sometimes take a toll on one’s body and you may need medication to cope. You may also be taking prescription drugs which are taken after a specified period of time. Having this medication close by reduces the hustle of trying to find stores that have the medication you need.

Charging cables

Technology is a vital aspect of our everyday life and it is just as important when it comes to travelling. However, to avoid instances where your gadgets run out of juice, it is important to ensure that you keep your charging cables close to you. Thus, the moment you get a chance to charge your gadgets, you may just pop into your carry-on bag.

Emergency clothing

Often when travelling you may experience loss or misplacement of luggage. It is therefore advisable that you pack a few extra clothes in your carry-on. This way, you can still maintain cleanliness as you search for your luggage or before the situation is rectified.

Source: Potentash.Com

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