Top 10 travel must-haves

VW Volksie bus

Top 10 travel must-haves

That time of the year has arrived. Pack the car, load the kids and head off on holiday. Sanity, after all, is overrated.

The check list seems endless…

Here are a few essential items that make up that list!

Money

50 Cents will not be enough...
50 Cents will not be enough…

No jokes! Not only does it make the world go round….but aids in going around the world too! You’ll want spending money for anything and everything! Budgeting wisely is advised….overspending whilst on holiday is very easy!

Camera

Pictures of people taking pictures of people taking pictures of people taking pictures…
Pictures of people taking pictures of people taking pictures of people taking pictures…

For creating and posting those special memories. Don’t forget the selfie-stick!

Portable DVD player

In the old days this was enough. I pity the fool who still thinks it is… Now it has to have HD and surround sound and 3D and it must massage you while pouring another cup of coffee. Kids. Gmf…
In the old days this was enough. I pity the fool who still thinks it is… Now it has to have HD and surround sound and 3D and it must massage you while pouring another cup of coffee. Kids. Gmf…

For those of you with kids… this is essential. Any long trip can be far less painful with endless episodes of loony tunes. (Ear phones are advised too.)

Wet wipes

Lots of wet wipes. Lots and lots. And some more, just in case.
Lots of wet wipes. Lots and lots. And some more, just in case.

For those unexpected moments, where faces or places might need wiping.

Instant hand sanitizer

That’s one way to keep germs out. Failing that, get some wet wipes.
That’s one way to keep germs out. Failing that, get some wet wipes.

Hygiene is key…. Some restrooms are just not up to par in that department, so a quick hand wash that doesn’t require water is super effective!

First Aid Kit

This might be a bit overkill… But hey, if it comes with the kit, might as well use it right? “OK, who’s first?”
This might be a bit overkill… But hey, if it comes with the kit, might as well use it right? “OK, who’s first?”

Always be prepared. Consider whether you’ll need mosquito or insect repellent, bring some plasters for those little cuts you might get and any other medicines you think you might need.

Passport

Your boss might be fine with this. Border control on the other hand…
Your boss might be fine with this. Border control on the other hand…

Very important if you are travelling abroad! Avoid that awkward moment when you arrive at your departure gate only to find you’ve forgotten your passport or left it in the airport bar. Keep it safe and keep it with you always.

Universal charger

Yes, it’s a charger. But it is universal? Aha!
Yes, it’s a charger. But it is universal? Aha!

If you’re carrying several electronic devices, a universal charger is a godsend! They’re even available in a non-plugin format. You simply place your device on top of a charging mat and Bob’s your imaginary uncle.

Torch

Can you see anything? Exactly!
Can you see anything? Exactly!

Fact: In any dark situation, normal functionality is greatly limited. Putting some light on the scene will significantly increase your chances of getting things done.

Dental Floss

Cos getting that stuck between your teeth is embarrassing, if not attended to…
Cos getting that stuck between your teeth is embarrassing, if not attended to…

Believe it or not… This has been proven to have more uses than just obtaining sparkly teeth! You never know…

Your thoughts?