15 Travel Essentials You Need

15 Travel Essentials You Need

Are you planning on traveling? Check if you have packed all essentials using this list.

Travel essentials

1. Toothpaste and Toothbrush

Go with these as a tourist or a traveller as you don't want to present a foul smelling mouth to the locals in the area.

2. Phone Charger and Power Bank (if going to an area without electricity)

You want to be updated on social networks you're away from home? Go with a phone charger. You might need a power bank of you are traveling to areas with no or unstable electricity.

3. Towel

You'll need them when you take a soothing bath after a tiring journey.


4. A Book and A Pen

When traveling, you might want to write down address, offers and giveaways on billboards, that creative article or idea you might think of, phone numbers etc. You can do all of these easily if you have a notebook.

Book and pen

5. Mosquito Repellent

Take a mosquito repellent if you are going to a region where mosquitoes are endemic.

6. Comfortable Shoes

You should travel with some nice and comfortable shoes you can wear where you are going.

Comfortable shoes

7. Your Medications

If you are on medications, you need to take them with you when traveling so as to avoid wasting money by buying the same drugs when you get to your destination.

8. Weather appropriate clothes

Take clothes that are suitable for the weather of the place you're traveling to.
Weather clothes

9. Mobile Phone

You will need it to make calls and to access the internet.

Mobile phone

10. Slippers

If you are away from home, there's a probability that you would have to resort to using public toilets and bathrooms which are most times unhygienic. You can wear your slippers when using them to protect yourself.

11. Your ATM Card

If you run out of cash, you can easily withdraw from the ATM machine.

ATM card

12. Bath Sponge and Soap

You will need this to be clean and to smell nice.

13. Visa/ Identification

This is mandatory if you are going to another country. You will have to present them at the ports (airport, seaport etc.) to be granted access to the country.

  Nigerian passport

14. Ear Phones

You don't want to disturb others with your music or videos when traveling.


15. Some Cash

It might take sometime for you to locate the ATM 🏧, having some cash at hand will prevent you from being stranded.

Nigerian naira

Did we miss any travel essential?
Let us know in the comments! Oh, and btw, you might want to take a look at our Ultimate College Essentials Checklist .
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