Nobody should stress too much over how to pack or what travel gear to bring. Here are the five best travel accessories for backpack travellers:
First: A Travel Backpack
By far the best accessory you can bring is also the most basic – a backpack designed for travel. If you want to grab your stuff quickly and easily and keep everything organized, a travel backpack is the best way to go. With travel backpacks, you have all the same features, but you can open it from the top or side and have access to all your stuff quickly and easily.
Second: Quick-Dry Travel Underwear
Stuffing damp, cotton underwear in your pack is a recipe for mildew, fungus and odors. With quick-dry, anti-bacterial underwear, you can just wash it in the sink, hang it to dry and it’s ready to pack or wear by the next time you need it.
Third: Packing Cubes
I didn’t even know what these were when I first started travelling. Packing cubes, or compression packers, are essentially mesh or nylon squares into which you pack all of your gear before putting the cubes in your backpack.
Fourth: International Plug Adapters
If you’re going for a worldwide trip, or aren’t sure where you’ll end up, bring an all-in-one universal adapter that will fit no matter where you go. If you’re going to be in only one continent, you can also buy an adapter set that includes individual pieces, so you can bring only what you need.
Fifth: Travel or Luggage Locks
I hate to break the positive travel spirit by mentioning security, but when you’re a long way from home and it can be a major hassle and time-eater to replace things that are stolen while travelling. The best type of locks for backpackers are travel cable locks that includes flexible cables to reach multiple zippers. Travel locks are small and lightweight.
Finally, in addition, to the usual backpack, we recommend a handy neck wallet. This will allow you to have quick access to small essential items at your fingertips. Great for important travel documents, passport, jewelry, medicine and everything you need to have fast access to.
Remember, travel should be low stress and great times. When prepared you’ll have a blast, especially with the best travel accessories you bring.