Traveling Necessities: Part 2
In our last blog, we talked a little bit about some of the traveling necessities you need to have before you head off for your next vacation. While one of our fashion sarongs might make your list of wardrobe necessities, the things on our list are of more value and importance. We have covered your documentation, money, as well as medical information and now we are going to move on to some other valuables that should make everyone's travel checklist.
Walking is a huge part of traveling and of almost any kind of vacation. While it is perfectly fine to bring a pair of flip-flops, you want to be sure to bring a pair of sneakers, along with a couple pairs of socks for those long days trips and making your way through the airport. It is fine to bring a pair of nicer shoes, as well, but the key here is to ensure you have those comfortable walking shoes.
Map or Guidebook
If you are visiting a new country, it is important to bring some sort of map or guidebook. Now, you may be thinking that you can simply bring up a map on your phone and that may be true, however, you cannot always count on your technology to work like it should, especially if you are spending time in a different country. Always carry a paper map with you as a backup so you don’t get lost or end up in the wrong side of town.
While it might be nice to have your iPad or tablet with you on a long 8-hour flight, this isn't exactly a necessity. When we refer to personal electronics, we are mostly referring to your cell phone, as well as a charger and an adapter if you need one. If your phone is not set for international calls, you will need to get in touch with your carrier and add that to your plan. It is also a good idea to invest in an international calling card in case your phone doesn’t work like it should while you are in country.
Traveling is so much more exciting and less stressful when you have all of the right necessities. So, double check your list and enjoy your next adventure.