Thursday, 29 August 2013

5 Travel Essentials That I Can't Do Without


I've started to get things out for my holiday that's coming up and there are just some things I can't go without! Other than a really high factor suncream, I always take these 5 things (or some variant!). I also think think that travel accessories are great. Have you ever seen that person on the train with the really nice matching bag, tags and luggage and sighed? Yep, that is what I do all the time so I always try to keep up appearances (even on awfully long journeys!)


1. Passport!

It may sound obvious but I am always paranoid about forgetting my passport or losing it and being stranded in a foreign country. Cue a bright and colourful cover from Paperchase (see all of their latest ranges here as mine is a few years old now!). It's so much easier to look in your bag and see this and  not panic. It's also good to keep tickets and insurance cards tucked in the folds so everything is together.

 2. A notebook

I used to take diaries on holiday and document every activity and place we went which was good at the time but now I just like to have a little book to jot down any info, funny moments or places that I want to remember. It's especially handy if you're into scrapbooking because there's always one place that you wish you could remember the name of when you get home but for the life of you can't remember. This was a present (admitedly for my boyfriend but he kindly donated it to me!) so I don't know where it's from. Any little notebook will do though!

3. Document holder

This is my favourite and the most recent purchase of all for travelling. It links back to the passport thing a little bit and having a small wallet or folder with everything in one place makes it so much easier to keep track of everything. I got this from Accessorize  this summer for the bargain price of £2.50 on sale! I used to just have a little clear plastic wallet that you can get from stationary shops but that started to get a bit tatty and then I found this gem. It has individual sections for documents, tickets and your passport so everything you need when travelling is at hand. I can't tell you how much I love it and wouldn't be without something like this now!


4. Camera

Obviously I take a camera with me; I don't leave without my Canon SLR which takes great photos. But sometimes it's nice to mix things up a bit and have a camera which takes unusual photos - like my Lomography fisheye. So if you arn't into cameras or you've never heard of Lomography, they are a company that specialises in analogue cameras...with a twist. A fisheye camera (or lense) creates a spherical, wide angled image so you can get some pretty cool shots with it. And because it's analogue you get the excitement of getting the film developed when you get home!

5. A good pen...or two!

I rarely go anywhere without a pen anyway let alone on holiday. A little notebook and a couple of pens go hand in hand for jotting down those adventures!


What are you travel essentials that you always take with you?

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