Sewing Kit – You don’t realize the importance of a thread and needle till you have a missing button on your favorite format shirt. So keep a kit handy in your purse or backpack for such cases.
Ziploc Bags – Need to carry your munchies on your bus tour ? Got a whole bunch of medicines and you don’t want to carry them all when you go sightseeing ? That’s when a Ziploc bag becomes a necessity. So pack a few to be on the safer side.
Map guide & Compass – That’s correct! They always come along. You have a map, but what if you lost the track? No GPS, no network signal in the jungle of Nool Nool Nool. What now?! Bringing a compass throughout your long journey would save you from nowhere. Your phone with Navigation or GPS could run out of battery anytime. For emergency purposes, like being lost somewhere, a great explorer should have this in handy.
Travel, medical & other Insurances – Some countries will ask for your travel insurance docs at time of immigration. If not, you still need it in case you fall sick and don’t want to bear the brunt of excessive international medical bills. A great example of this insurance is by IRED.com
Toilet Paper/ Wet Wipes – Always keep these on you. You will find many public toilets which wont even have toilet paper – especially if you are travelling to a third world country. So, carry your own if you don’t want to be in a stinky situation.
Eye blinds – Tired of all the noise around you ? Or just want to take a nap during the day or on the plane ? Be sure to carry your eye blinds and get the peaceful sleep you need .
Hand sanitizer / Alcohol – This is one of the most important travel items and one which most of us almost always forget to carry. Hand sanitizers are a boon while on the train, in the bus or anywhere you don’t have access to a washroom – or rather not get up and go in one.
One nice outfit – It is integral to carry one formal outfit with formal shoes. Many nightclubs and other high class places won’t allow you without proper dressing and shoes. So be prepared !
Clothesline – It’s a great travel knick knack to save you from looking for a place to hang and try your clothes. Pack your clothesline and be one step ahead!
So keep this list ready for your next travel adventure!