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How to Choose the Right Travel Accessories
A trip or vacation without travel accessories can seem incomplete. However, the important point here is not to choose a few accessories here and there, and pack them, but to choose the right ones considering the nature of the trip.
Snehal Motkar
Last Updated: Dec 15, 2018
People around the world travel for numerous reasons like business, vacation, education, etc. Regardless of the type of the trip, travel accessories do play a significant part in making any trip comfortable. It is advisable to plan for your trip well in advance to avoid discomfort and hassles while on a trip.
You can begin by collecting information about the place where you are planning to go, for example, the weather, local customs and traditions of the place. You can also consider the mode of traveling which can alter the choice of suitable accessories.
Although it is good to plan everything beforehand, there are situations when you just have to pack and leave. For such situations, try to take along some travel accessories that are enlisted in the following part to make your journey and trip convenient and comfortable.
Choosing the Right Travel Accessories
Once you are thorough with the details of the trip, list the possible accessories you can pick up. Here are a few common but, essential accessories for travel.
Travel Bags
A travel bag is an important accessory to offer you a convenient and safe storage place for certain essentials, accessories and precious belongings. It offers you extra space to accommodate stuff you buy at your destination. No single travel bag can be suitable for all types of trips. There are various types of bags suitable for different travel occasions.
✦ A Duffel bag is suitable for short trips where you can carry the duffel bag on your shoulders or carry it in your hands conveniently. Another noticeable feature of this bag is that wheels can be attached to it, making it convenient for transportation.
✦ If you plan for a trek or camping, take a Backpack. Once you put it on your back, you are ready to move on the tough path.
These travel bags are rough and tough and are more durable. Mostly, the people who leave their house with a plan of staying out for a few weekends but actually take months to return, should opt for a back pack.
Rolling suitcase
✦ A Rolling suitcase, a suitcase with wheels and often called a trolley bag in some parts of the world, is the best option for a holiday trip where you have a lot of things to be packed.
These suitcases are also beneficial when you are on a trip where you want to visit so many places but do not have to carry your luggage all the time. In such a situation, you can keep your luggage in the hotel room in large rolling suitcases and move around with ease carrying just the handbags.
And, even if you have to carry your luggage from place to place, you can just drag these suitcases conveniently. There are even rolling briefcases available for short trips and you should know how to choose a rolling briefcase or you might end up choosing the wrong one.
Gadgets and Plug Kits
These are quickly becoming downright essential accessories for any travel because they make your trip, enjoyable, adventurous and you don't even realize how time passes away.
Digital camera
✦ You can carry your digital camera which can capture both, still photos as well as videos.
Laptop CGI
✦ A laptop, though a bit heavy among gadgets, is one of the best options while on a trip. You not only stay connected to your loved ones through email, but you can also watch movies, listen to music and even play games.
✦ GPS (Global Positioning System) can also prove to be one of the best gadgets for a trip as you can know your exact position or geographical location at any time, any place and in any weather which can actually be a fun activity too.
Soundproof headphones
✦ The next option among travel gadgets would be noise-reducing headphones. Some people cannot sleep when there is noise around. So, they can put on these sound-proof headphones and sleep peacefully.
✦ One more accessory for good sleep during travel is a blindfold that can block out light which is sometimes necessary for better sleep.

✦ You might wonder why there is need for a plug kit while traveling, but it is essential to have a plug kit with the converters and connectors to charge your gadgets.
Toiletries and Other Cosmetics
Toiletries help you maintain personal hygiene during your trip. Toiletry items are available in kits which are convenient to carry but, if you do not wish to spend money buying them, you can always create your own kit at home. But again, selection of these items solely depends on the type of your trip.
✦ For example, if you are going on a beach vacation, you will surely need sunscreen or sun tan lotion.

✦ If you are on a vacation to a cold region, you will need a moisturizer or a cold cream.
Travel Toiletries
✦ Men will need their shaving kit, shampoos and other toiletries for any trip.
✦ An insect repellent is also an essential travel accessory because no one likes to return ill from a trip due to a mosquito bite or any other insect for that matter.

✦ Certain cosmetics may also be an important part of your travel accessories because they are the ones best suitable for you and you may prefer using those only.
Do not assume that you will get all these accessories at your destination because the things you need may not be available or sometimes you may have to compromise on the brand.
First-Aid and Sewing Kit
During a journey you can encounter some unexpected problems like, an accident or similar emergencies. But if you are ready for it, you can deal with the situation in a better way.
First aid box
✦ Suppose you have a minor headache or stomach pain, you can treat it easily with first-aid medicines or over-the-counter medication.
✦ Or if someone gets injured by accident, you can help him out or at least stop the blood flow from the wound which is the most important thing to do in case of an accident.
Sewing kit
✦ You MAY face a situation where one of your favorite dresses gets stuck somewhere and gets torn. What do you do at such time? A sewing kit in your bag will help you solve the problem. You can temporarily sew the torn area and later, give it a permanent stitch.
✦ A sewing kit can be beneficial for any kind of trip because any time your clothes may need repairing, regardless of the type of the trip.
Some Other Must-Have Travel Accessories
It is highly possible that while paying attention to major accessories, we tend to overlook these minor but important accessories given here.
Alarm clock on table
✦ An alarm clock, a water bottle, a compass and a headlamp are some accessories you must take along on a trek or a camping trip where you may have to stay outdoors and might not have access to these needful things.
✦ A portable clothes iron can prove helpful when you are on a business trip. How? You realize a few minutes before an important meeting that your suit needs to be ironed urgently. At that time you can use the iron that you have carried with you without fail.
✦ Wherever you go, the safety of your luggage can be a major concern and you should take necessary efforts to secure it from theft or a loss. Hence, you can use locks that are approved by TSA (Transportation Security Administration) for assured safety and convenient security checks at airports.
Reading book while traveling
✦ Books can be one of the best travel accessories because they take you to a different world, keeping you from getting bored during long delays or stopovers, provided you have a passion for reading. There are other books like destination guides or translation books or maps that serve as essential travel accessories.
If you spend some time in visualizing your needs, you can think of other useful accessories as per your requirement and convenience. You should always choose travel wallets and folders where you can keep your important belongings like money, travel documents, passports, prescription medicines safely.