While I love saving money as much as anyone, there are some essentials that you shouldn’t compromise on. Some travel essentials are worth the extra money, from shoes that will protect your feet to cameras that can take stunning photos that you will cherish for a lifetime.
- 1 Travel insurance
- 2 Camera Bags
- 3 Photography Gear
- 4 Luggage
- 5 Comfortable Shoes
You don’t need to buy cheap alternatives. Here are my top five travel essentials you must have!
You should only bring two items with you when you travel. Make sure you have your passport and travel insurance.
There are so many unexpected things in the world, and travel insurance is vital to ensure that you are prepared for them all. Good travel insurance can be life-saving.
World Nomads has helped me get out of many sticky situations over the years.
Travelers often assume their insurance policy covers them abroad. But that is rarely true. Travel insurance is important for unexpected visits to the doctor, as well as protection when you lose your luggage or documents, your travel provider goes bankrupt, or your flight is canceled.
Continue reading: 10 Reasons to get Travel Insurance for Your Next Trip
Rule one for chic travel is not to wear your camera around the neck. It’s not only a weird look, but it can also be dangerous. It is not a good idea to be seen as a tourist. People will notice that you are distracted and not paying attention to the sights and sounds around them, which can lead to theft or even a robbery attempt.
A reliable camera bag is essential to look fashionable and protect your camera.
The ONA Brixton Messenger bag is my favorite. This bag is made with waxed canvas and full grain leather. This bag is large enough to hold a DSLR camera and lens. You can also use it as a side bag or larger bag to keep your camera safe.
Consider purchasing a durable and waterproof camera bag and laptop backpack if you are constantly on the move with your camera and laptop.
My greatest travel regret is not having a better camera sooner. A cell phone shot is not as good as a professional camera’s.
Although you don’t necessarily need to have the most expensive camera, I guarantee that a high-quality one will be well worth it.
My Fujifilm X-series camera is a great tool for improving my photography skills. It doesn’t matter if you want to take selfies at a girls’ night out, or set up photoshoots from the other side of this planet, photography is worth learning and the right equipment can make it so much easier.
Continue reading: My Travel Photography Gear (Perfect For Female Travelers!)
Good luggage is essential for any traveler, whether you’re a backpacker or an elite five-star diva. It is important to have something you can carry and use easily, as well as something that helps you stay organized.
Your luggage is your home when you travel. Your bag will be your home for the duration of your trip so make sure it works well. For jet-setters, wheeled suitcases must be carried. Why not add some flair to your airport routine by purchasing this cute and durable rolling suitcase set?
The Burton Wheelie Flight Double Deck bag is my new favorite luggage. This bag can be loaded full without worrying about the airline restrictions. It has side compression straps and volume-enhancing CRAM zones. The dual compartment bag allows you to easily find what you need while on the move.
While I love heels for night out, comfortable shoes are essential when traveling. You must be able to walk all day and all night when you are sightseeing and exploring.
Impractical shoes shouldn’t dampen your day!
So you can keep up to date with the best, invest in hiking boots or ergonomic sandals. Cocobelle sandals or Naot Kayla sandals are my go-to footwear. They are comfortable and can be worn with almost any outfit.