Things That May Come in Handy While Traveling Abroad

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Travelling is a unique experience that comes in all forms. While globetrotting to new and exotic places is a conscious personal choice for a certain set of people, it is a compulsion for another set of people who travel on a professional work basis. These days, travel fulfillment doesn’t just apply to families; solo travel, too, is fast becoming a more sociable option for travellers who wish to meet like-minded individuals in their journey.

Irrespective of how you want to travel – alone or with company, here are a few things that may come in handy while travelling abroad:

  • Keep your documents intact: It is advisable to carry your passport and other travel documents on you at all times, to be able to show your tourist status when asked by the authorities abroad. Keep your passport in a safe place -ideally in a pouch inside a secure bag.
  • Carry enough foreign exchange in cash and coins: Cash is the most comfortable way to work with and accepted everywhere. Keep a lot of change and also carry international debit/credit cards to shop at big international stores. Make sure you leave some cash behind in your suitcase so that in case you are mugged, you don’t lose everything.
  • Pack essential toiletries that you can’t do without: Most hotel accommodations provide basic toiletries such as shampoo, conditioner, moisturizer, and shower gel. However, travelers may carry their own essential toiletry kit owing to unsuitable weather conditions and the toiletries offered at the accommodation.
  • Universal Adapters: Several countries have different types of adapters. For instance, Indian adapters don’t fit into the electric sockets in the US or UK. So, it is advisable to carry a universal adapter to charge your gadgets.
  • Shoes and Sleeping bags: If you are traveling abroad, you would be required to walk a lot despite availing the local public transport. A good pair of shoes may help you in covering all the local attractions with ease and without straining your feet. If you have to go for trekking or overnight camping, sleeping bags come in handy along with a good pair of shoes.
  • Basic Medicine Supplies: Human beings, in general, take time to adapt to new climates and temperatures. Often, this process of adaptability goes through a bout of common sickness. So, it is important to carry those basic medicines backed by a doctor’s prescription for common ailments such as fever, flu, cough, sore throat, headache and stomach ache.
  • Spare phone: Ensure that you keep a spare mobile phone in your suitcase. In case your regular mobile is robbed or lost, you shall have the spare mobile at your rescue in an alien land.
  • Pocket Travel Map: A pocket map showing the major tourist attractions of a city and the convenient modes of transport to reach them would serve as great utility. So, make sure you carry a print out of the map with you travel documents.
  • Bath Linen and Towels: If you are prone to skin allergies and not confident about the quality/cleanliness of towels and bath linen provided during your stay, it is better to pack a couple of towel sets to avoid any allergies.

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