Are you wondering what essential items you need to pack in your traveling backpack?
Well, you came to the right place!
Traveling is a fun, exciting, and rewarding experience. Every year, more and more people join the travel trend. In 1950, there were only 25 million tourists. Now, as of 2022, 1.4 billion people travel abroad every year.
Exploring cities and the outdoors might be thrilling, but it also comes with some risks. That's if you don't prepare your backpack for travel.
However, when you know the correct items to bring with you, you can enjoy a stress-free journey.
So, read on to discover everything you need to bring in your traveling backpack!
Passports and Documents
Your passport should be at the top of your travel checklist. You'll have a hard time getting out of the country without one. Even if you travel in Europe, nations outside the Schengen area require a passport upon entry.
You'll also be able to use it as an ID if you plan to rent a car or check into a hotel.
You should also make a copy of your passport if it gets lost. You must also do this with documents such as your driver's license, insurance, and tickets. These valuables can be kept in small backpack compartments for easy access.
Water is the most critical item on any adventure. As a rule, our human body can only go for three days without water, and dehydration can kick in after a few hours. However, that time significantly decreases outdoors, especially when it's hot.
A light water bottle is ideal when traveling with a backpack. It doesn't add much weight to your bag, and you can store it in the side mesh.
Water bladders are also perfect if you plan to roam in the wilderness. They take up little to no space, and you can fill them up if you come across a freshwater source.
Bringing reusable water supplies will save you money and help you travel more sustainably.
A First Aid Kit
Safety should be your number one priority on any adventure. Unfortunately, research shows injuries are responsible for almost a quarter of deaths in travelers. So you should take it seriously.
Don't leave your home until you have the following items in your first aid kit:
- Sterile wipes
- Sterile gloves
- Antiseptic pads
- Gauze pads
- Medical tape
- Tweezers and scissors
- Foil blanket
- Any medication you need
Many travelers also store some cash in their first aids kits for an emergency.
A Portable Charger
There's nothing worse than watching your phone drop to 1% on a long journey without power outlets. If it happened to you, you'd agree. If it didn't, count yourself lucky.
Being without your phone on vacation can be a hindrance. You might need Google Maps for directions to your hotel or take a stunning picture of the sunset.
So, pick up a portable charger and plug in your phone anywhere. Just make sure you charge it before you leave!
A Microfiber Towel
A towel is one of the travel accessories that people often overlook. Yet, it can be a lifesaver.
Many hostels and some apartments don't offer guests towels. And if you're in a touristy seaside city, beach towel prices will be through the roof.
Microfiber towels are perfect for traveling with a backpack. They're compact, so they take up little space. They also dry much quicker than an ordinary towel.
A Wash Bag
A wash bag will save space in your bag and keep your toiletries organized. Not only will it save room, but you can also save money. You can bring travel-sized supplies from back home and avoid buying large bottles without using them up.
Your wash bag should include the following:
- A toothbrush
- Body wash
- Sun cream
- Bug spray
Of course, you need clothes, but don't waste space with unsuitable clothing.
Suitable clothing depends on where and when you're visiting. Nevertheless, always bring enough socks and underwear. You can put your used ones in a small plastic bag to stop them from mixing with your clean clothes.
If you're traveling during the summer, you'll need shorts, sunglasses, and a sunhat. When traveling in winter, you need hats, gloves, scarves, and warm waterproof clothing.
It's also a good idea to bring swimming clothes, even in the winter. You might find hot thermal parks, indoor waterparks, or a swimming pool in your hotel.
A Bluetooth Item tracker
One of the dangers while traveling is losing your backpack. On airlines alone, 1.4 million pieces of luggage go missing each year. Even more, people misplace their bags while on vacation.
It can be a problem losing your bag with only your clothes. Never mind losing your backpack with valuable items such as visas and passports inside.
But what if there was a way to pinpoint the location of your bag?
Luckily, the Bluetooth item tracker does just that. Our Pebblebee Clip has a battery life of up to 6 months. It's water resistant and can alert a loud buzzer from up to 500 feet away, and works with the Apple Find My network.
From only $29.99, you can keep your travel backpack and items in safe hands.
A Sleeping Kit
You'll be glad you have a sleeping kit when it's 4 AM and the club outside your hotel is still partying. Or when someone is snoring in your dorm room or on a long overnight bus/train journey. The list goes on.
Sleeping kits are usually inexpensive and easy to find in most department stores. They consist of an eye mask and ear plugs but can also include a neck pillow. We recommend a blow-up neck pillow as you only have limited space or one you can attach to the outside of your bag.
Start Packing Your Traveling Backpack
There are so many items we wish we could bring in our traveling backpack. Unfortunately, options are limited due to space and not wanting to haul heavy bags around.
Yet, by only bringing our essential items, you have everything you need for a comfortable trip.
We wish you a safe and pleasant journey to wherever it may be. But your venture will be even safer if you purchase a Bluetooth item tracker today!