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Ep.37 - 10 Basic Travel Essentials

Updated: Jan 31

Are these items you cannot travel without? We certainly think so! Although this list is by no means comprehensive, no matter if you’re heading for a winter holiday or a week on a beach somewhere remote these items will make your travels that much more comfortable.

For more travel essentials see our Essentials blog section:

We discuss the following:

  1. Eye / Sleep Mask - What we use: HOMMINI Sleep Mask

  2. Earplugs - What we use: Reusable Silicone Earplugs

  3. Earphones/buds - What we use: JBL Reflect Mini

  4. Smartphone - What we use: Samsung Galaxy S21 128GB Unlocked Phone

  5. USB Powerpack - What we use: ROMOSS 20000mAh Portable Charger

  6. USB light / Headlamp - What we use: Black Diamond Astro

  7. Power adapter / USB power strip - What we use: Travel Powerstrip with USB

  8. Reusable water bottle & water filter - What we use: Sistema reusable bottle & Survival Water Filter Pro

  9. Transferwise Borderless Account / Revolut Read more here:  REVOLUT vs TRANSFERWISE BORDERLESS

  10. Travel insurance



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