Are you a travel enthusiast?
If so, you're probably ittching to leave home and go somehwere.
Did this lockdown and pandemic situation bring agony to your wandering soul? If so, you can start packing your bags now. How? Well, with the opening of many tourist destinations, global tourism is slowly unlatching its gates for people like you. And if you have been waiting for the entire 2020 to start traveling again, then this year, 2021, brings some good news for you.
You can now safely travel around the world, keeping in mind that the pandemic is still around. Be quite cautious about the preventive measures you must follow as you roam around the world, completing every item on your bucket list.
If you have already started making the travel plans, hold it for a little longer, as this article will be highlighting some of the essential things that you must pack in your travel backpack this time.
1. Documents and Medicines
A travel bag must contain all the essential documents like passport, ID cards, and original and xerox copies. These will help you skip many unforeseen events on these trips. And if you are flying abroad, make sure to keep these handy as you roam around these unknown places. Remember, these can put an end to those old and conventional Sunday Scaries.
Another must-have is medicines, particularly those which you take every day. Include all the basic medications like diarrhea, fever, and pain killers to manage any unforeseen situations. And carry a prescription from the doctor to show to the medicine store just if you fall short of any particular medicine.
Make sure to get a separate bag assigned for all your medications, no matter which location you plan to travel to this weekend.
2. Face Mask and Sanitizer
The primary thing that you need to pack with your travel bag is the face mask. It is the first line of defense that you put up consciously against the COVID-19 virus.
The face mask is an essential companion of every individual as it helps you minimize virus contamination. It is not only meant for your safety but also for others' welfare. Hence, while you pack your backpack today, do not forget to pack a few extra face masks for your protection.
Disinfectants and sanitizers are just like face masks as they, too, offer you a specific defense against viral contamination. These are essential for your travel as they help you stay safe while roaming around on foreign lands. Sanitizers are available in multiple forms in the market. You can find specific ones to sanitize your daily essentials and clothing. The most vital one has to be the hand sanitizer.
It is pretty impossible to understand if the person standing next to you is carrying any germs or not. And that is why, no matter where you are traveling, you need to frequently use a hand sanitizer for your hygiene and safety. Make sure to carry multiple travel-friendly sized bottles to avoid any carrying issues later.
3. A Map
If you are among those travel enthusiasts who love to explore the areas around, it is advisable to carry a good and updated map of that specific region. You might want to rely on the GPS and tracker that you have been taking on other trips. But although these are the advanced versions available in the market, remember that nothing can ever beat a traditional map of any area.
There are high chances that in many remote areas, you might not get the GPS signals properly. But in such cases, you do not have to worry about being lost as you would have the map of the area right by your side.
4. Personal Items
Carry personal items in a separate bag, from your cell phone charger to your laptop and adapters, camera, and eye mask. An eye-mask will help you sleep better on the flight or in the hotel, especially if you have the habit of putting lights on. Opt for a multipurpose adapter so that you can use it anywhere and have an extra adapter to charge the camera, laptop, and hair dryers at a time.
Do not forget a sleeping bag liner as it is easily portable and usable in any situation. Carry an umbrella and waterproof MAC if you are going to a rain-prone place. Make sure to double-check these items before you board your car, as these are quite essential for a successful trip.
5. Clothes and Sunscreen
Finally, as the list comes to an end, you need to start making a list of your items as well. Take proper clothes according to the place and season. If you are traveling to the sea coast, take lots of sunscreens to avoid tan and swimming costumes, fancy flip-flops.
Are you traveling to the mountains? Then hiking boots, long coats, proper winter gear, and goggles are a must.
For vacations or extended stay travel plans, one might want to purchase select new items as well. For example, one might benefit from a new windbreaker jacket if walking around outdoors for extended periods of time.
These are a few things that you must carry with your other travel essentials. No matter what, it is all about making new memories and enjoying your trips to the fullest. Even if you are traveling post-COVID situation, do not let it keep your spirits down. Choose the country or travel destination wisely, plan appropriately, follow all the rules, regulations, and safety norms and fulfill this year 2021 with loads of happy travel memories.