My Travel Essentials
After a few years of traveling, I think I’ve finally gotten the hang of this whole packing thing! Here’s exactly what’s on me at all times, no matter where I am in the world. I’ve added links to where you can find them as well.
BASIC TRAVEL ESSENTIALS
No matter what trip I go on, these are always with me. Here’s what and why:
These are such a game changer for long trips and travel. No more crying babies and annoying flight announcements. Make sure you keep the AUX cord for flights so you can plug into in flight entertainment! I got these for $40 on Amazon and they work better than my old Beats!
I’ve been bringing hand sanitizer with me everywhere for the past 5 years. You never know when you’ll need your hands and things can get gross quick! Make sure to get alcohol-based sanitizer as it is able to destroy viruses (Corona Virus etc.)
Single-use plastic water bottles are one of the most pointlessly destructive threats to our planet. Thankfully, it is becoming easier to find refill points when traveling. You’ll be surprised how many bottles you save just by being conscious. I recently started using this huge 1-Liter bottle and I LOVE IT. (they have smaller sizes as well)
If you’re from the US, T-mobile is the best network to choose as it offers network usage overseas for free. Verizon and Sprint charge $10 a day, so you’d be better off getting a local SIM for shorter trips, or getting travel Wifi! **Get 10% off using discount code ‘SIMPLYSANTOS’**
I used to HATE packing… now I love it! These are a few things that make it easier, and the bags I like to use on every trip.
I’m a firm believer in not paying too much, or for things I don’t need, which is why I choose SafetyWing as my travel insurance provider. Since I’m always on the go I literally only pay $40 a month and I’m covered wherever I am. You can also do trip specific coverage as well. You can get a quote here (it really is the best/cheapest option I’ve found):
WORK / EDITING ESSENTIALS
THIS BROUGHT MY PHOTO EDITING TO THE NEXT LEVEL. If you are serious about photography I would recommend getting one. You’ll thank me later. I use the small size and find it fits my needs perfectly.