Traveling can be one of the most exciting adventures in life. Traveling changes the way we think about the world. When we travel, we are stepping outside of our normal routines and getting glimpses of how new cities, people and cultures coexist beyond our own.
It doesn’t matter if you are a recent graduate gearing up for your first trip or a seasoned traveler looking to enhance your next adventure. These 6 products are sure to be necessities for your future traveling escapades.
Even if you don’t fancy yourself a writer, you’re going to need to bring along a travel notebook. Over years of traveling, you’re sure to meet lots of influential people, experience interesting cultures and see hundreds of new animals and landmarks. A Moleskin Classic Notebook is essential for recording your most cherished travel memories within flexible but extremely durable front-and-back covers. If you’re a verbose writer, make sure to pack at least two for long trips because they have only 192 pages.
Remembering the appropriate wall plug-in adaptors is crucial to a positive experience traveling abroad. Because there are 15 different plug and socket types around the world, packing the necessary plug-in adaptors can get bulky and cumbersome. However, the Flight 001 4-in-1 Adaptor is most compact plug-in adaptor, fitting power outlets in 150 countries while measuring only 4 x 3 x 3”. According to manufacturing company FLIGHT001, the Flight 001 4-in1 Adaptor is the first plug-in system to use the JA/C Ready Adaptor System. The JA/C Ready Adaptor System is based on a color-coded system that helps you find the correct plug-in for each country you visit. Before you take this adaptor along on your journey, make sure your electronics are rated 100-125 or 220-250 volts.
At one point or another, every traveler will find themselves searching their backpack for a flashlight. And when you find yourself in the dark in an unfamiliar place, the last thing you want to do is reach for a flashlight with dead batteries. Courtesy of technological advancements, we now have solar-powered alternatives — allowing us to travel much lighter without having to pack dozens of spare batteries. We recommend the LEDGOO Outdoor Handheld Solar-Powered Flashlight, which comes complete with a spare emergency battery back-up power bank. This extremely bright LED flashlight can be charged in two ways: by USB power at home and by direct sunlight outdoors. When you’re out exploring the city or countryside during daylight hours, simply clip the LEDGOO flashlight on your backpack to charge throughout the day. At eight ounces, The LEDGOO flashlight is designed to be lightweight so it will never slow you down.
GoPro changed the way we record our experiences when Nick Woodman founded the company in 2002. According to Woodman, the idea for GoPro sprouted from a problem he faced while on a surf trip in Australia. Back then, surfing was usually filmed by another person on shore or on a jet ski a few hundred feet away from the action. Woodman thought a solution to this could be a better film strap for cameras that had the flexibility and durability to capture first-person footage of some of the most extreme activities. Today, many years after 2002, GoPro has completely revolutionized the video-recording industry.
The GoPro Karma Drone will take you places you never thought you could go. The GoPro Karma Drone is a step up from their handheld and body-mounted cameras, giving us the capability of capturing high-resolution footage in the air, soaring high above trees, fields, lakes and foothills while recording a birds-eye view of the earth. The drone is stiffly priced at $1,099.99, but it comes with over 12 accessories including a GoPro HERO5 Black camera, drone controller with touch display, drone stabilizer, drone grip, drone harness, drone charger, drone batteries and more.
Up to 60% of the human body is comprised of water, and humans can’t typically go over 3 days without water before dying of dehydration. So it’s important that we drink water each day — and a lot of it! If you are traveling in countries with unsafe drinking water, make sure to purchase bottled water and use a Hydro Flask Vacuum-Insulated Stainless Steel Water Bottle to keep it cold for up to 24 hours. Hot liquids like teas, coffee and soup are kept hot for up to 6 hours. The Hydro Flask Water Bottle can be clipped on to a backpack, and the straw lid makes drinking-on-the-go much easier.
We all dread going through TSA when traveling for one main reason: time. It can take anywhere from five to upwards of 80 minutes to get through TSA depending on peak traveling times. On top of that, it takes at least 2 additional minutes to put on and tie your shoes before heading to your terminal! In time-sensitive situations like this, no-tie elastic Lock Laces® can be the difference between catching and missing your flight. Replace your traditional laces with Lock Laces® and, instead of tying laces, simply slide the locking mechanism to adjust the fit from tight to loose. The elastic laces stretch with your feet so, when your Lock Laces are loosened, your feet slide in and out of your shoes in seconds. Even if you aren’t flying to your next destination, Lock Laces® will save you time throughout your trip so you can get the most out of your travel experience
Now that you have all of your traveling essentials, all that’s left to do is grab a map, plan your trip and start exploring the world. In the words of famous traveler Ibn Battuta, “Traveling — it leaves you speechless, then turns you into a storyteller.”
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