If you have never had the chance to travel anywhere by yourself, there is a lot of planning you need to do. As a first-timer, you might be confused. You may want to travel light, but at the same time, you do not want to forget essentials that may lead you to have troubles during your solo travels.
Of course, there’s nothing more rewarding than exploring a new place all alone: the places you get to see, the new people you interact with, and so much more. But traveling alone also means you need to be all prepared because there will be no one to guide you or help you in case you forget to bring something.
Here’s a list of top essential go-to things you need to pack when traveling to a destination on your own:
1. Your Very Own Smart Carry-On
It would be best if you went for a carry-on, TSA, and compliant approve by the airline you choose to travel with. A 360 spinner is a fancy option for many travelers. Go for a carry-on, which is spacious and has a USB charger port in it as well. Such a suitcase will help you charge your devices on the go. You also need to make sure that it has sufficient pockets for you to add items for different sections.
2. A Secret Scarf
As mentioned above as well, traveling alone can be scary. Roaming around with your stuff in one luggage can give you some major anxiety. It is essential that when you are traveling, you travel without any worries. Therefore, we suggest you get a multi-use (and of course, a worry-free) traveling scarf. The scarfs come with a secret pocket that can hold your valuable documents such as credit cards, passport, and license.
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3. A Comfortable Pair of Sneakers
This one is a given when it comes to traveling. Regardless of what sort of location it is – be it a dessert or a hilly destination, you need to invest in a good pair of sneakers or joggers. By ‘good,’ we mean a comfortable pair. You do not want to be in a rotten mood because your feet feel uncomfortable or have a bruise because of the cheap pair you got from an untrustworthy brand. Investing in a good pair of fleets can go a long way. You won’t regret it.
4. Anti-Theft Backpack
Keeping your valuables close is essential when it comes to traveling. It would be best if you had a tech-friendly, water-repellent, and tear-resistant bag for your travels. The anti-theft zippers on such bags will keep your devices from any theft. Such a bag comes with a built-in USB port, so you may not want to get yourself a power bank because this bag would be enough for you.
Speaking of safety (because that is a number 1 concern of many travelers on their solo trips), you need to get an eAlarm for yourself. An eAlarm is the smallest SOS alarm present in the world. It is the one thing you need in emergency cases. By pulling the black pin and re-inserting it, you activate and deactivate it on the go.
6. First Aid Kit
This one is pretty self-explanatory, no? A first aid kit must include Tylenol, gauze pads, band-aids, antibiotic ointment, cleansing wipes, and all the medical prescriptions your medical advisor gives you. You do not want to leave without medicines, and the above mentioned medical gears.
Now that the list has been shared with you make sure you do not skip on any items. All of the mentioned items are equally important. Make some adjustments if there are weight issues, but do not exclude them from your traveling essentials.