About a month ago, I announced that I’ll be traveling to Italy in April, and I’m so excited! It’s my first time in Italy, and my first trip back to Europe since studying abroad (where does the time go?). Unlike my recent trip to Mexico, I won’t be staying in one hotel in one city the whole time, so I need to be more strategic about what I pack and make sure I pack light. I don’t know why, but I always seem to overpack and also forget to pack important things at the same time, so I’m going to try to be on top of things for my next trip.
I’ve been researching some essential travel accessories and things to help with packing, and I thought I would compile my wishlist for you all in case anyone else will be traveling soon. And if anyone has any other suggestions, I would love to hear them! 🙂
I definitely need these packing cubes to help keep me organized and to keep me from overpacking. And they come in all different sizes and colors, too!
I usually use plastic bags for laundry, but I think it’s time to upgrade.
ScotteVest sells jackets other clothing with lots of hidden pockets to keep all your gadgets and valuables safe. They’re a little expensive, but they’re worth it to protect against pickpockets!
Every time I try to sleep on an airplane, I regret not having a pillow. With a long flight to Europe and lots of train traveling throughout Italy coming up, I definitely want to be prepared this time. Plus, this one can deflate for easy storage!
I have travel bottles like these, and they make things so much easier! Those little hotel bottles that I have saved up don’t have enough shampoo to last me a week, so these bottles come in handy for longer trips.
My water bottles always seem to break or the lids start leaking, so this break resistant and leak proof bottle is the perfect one for me. It is glass, but the reviews say that it really is unbreakable!
I’m pretty frugal and got my phone used so it would be cheaper, but it tends to randomly die even when it’s fully charged, so I really need to get a portable charger like this. I have a tendency to get lost and my phone likes to die at the most inopportune times, so I’m going to try to prevent being without a map or phone if I get separated from my friends (I’ve already done both in Estonia…).
My universal charger in Denmark was pretty old and weighed at least a pound, so it’s time for a lighter upgrade.
I’ve been planning on getting a passport cover for a while, and this one can also be used as a wallet!
These luggage tags are made by the same company as the passport covers, so you can get a matching set!
What’s something that you can’t travel without? Comment below! 🙂