There’s nothing quite like packing for a trip. The feeling of anticipation is electric, and no matter how many times you’ve done it, it never gets old. Of course, over the years, you learn a few things about what to bring (and what not to bring) on your travels.
However, there are several essential items that every man should bring with him when travelling, whether it’s for business or pleasure. By having these items on hand, you can be prepared for any situation that may arise while you’re away from home.
Here Are 10 Items That Every Man Should Have In His Travel Arsenal:
- A Well-Fitting Suit
Whether you’re attending a business meeting or a formal event, it’s important to have a suit that fits you well. Avoid renting a suit as they often don’t fit properly and can be quite expensive. If you don’t own a suit, consider buying one before your trip.
- A Good Carry-On Bag
Investing in a high-quality carry-on bag will save you a lot of headaches when travelling. Of course, you want something that’s big enough to fit everything you need, but not so big that it won’t fit in the overhead bin.
- A Travel Adapter
If you’re travelling outside of the country, you’ll need a travel adapter so you can charge your electronics. Make sure to get one that’s compatible with the outlets in the country you’re visiting.
- A Portable Charger
Running out of battery on your phone can be quite frustrating, especially if you’re trying to navigate your way around a new city. Bring along a portable charger so you can always have power when you need it.
- A Physical Map
Although most people rely on their phones for directions these days, it’s always a good idea to have a physical map as a backup. For example, if your phone dies or you can’t get service, a map can help you figure out where you are and how to get to where you need to go.
- Travel-Sized Toiletries
Unless you’re planning on checking a bag, it’s best to stick with travel-sized toiletries such as after shave moisturiser, toothpaste, body wash etc., to avoid having to carry around a lot of extra weight. You can often find these items in the travel section of your local drugstore.
- A Comfortable Pair Of Shoes
You’ll be doing a lot of walking when you travel, so it’s important to have a comfortable pair of shoes. Choose shoes that are supportive and won’t give you blisters. If you’re going to be doing a lot of walking, consider investing in a pair of comfortable sneakers.
- A Travel Pillow
A travel pillow can make all the difference on a long flight or road trip. Choose a pillow that is soft and comfortable but also supportive. Remember to pack a small blanket as well; it can also double as a travel pillow in a pinch.
- Noise-Cancelling Headphones
Noise-cancelling headphones are a must for any traveller who wants to get some peace and quiet while on the go. Whether you’re trying to sleep on a plane or just want to relax in your hotel room, these headphones will help you tune out the noise and relax.
10. A Special Blanket
Being constantly on the road takes some getting used to. Sleeping at a different hotel in a new state or region each week can be disconcerting. So it’s always a great idea to bring a piece of home comfort so you can adjust to new environments a lot quicker.
Even big boys need a special blanket to take with them on trips. Instead of packing one that you typically get at Target, have one especially made. You can look for custom printed blankets online made special with a photo of a favorite pet or loved ones. Not only will you feel warm and cozy, but you’ll also be comforted by the thought of family waiting to welcome you when you’re back home.
Whether you’re headed on a business trip or a leisurely vacation, these travel items will make your travels more comfortable and enjoyable.