Whether itâ€™s your gap year, or youâ€™re just planning an epic summer trip â€“ backpacking around the world is one of the most popular ways to travel when youâ€™re on a budget. Staying in hostels, and carrying all your things with you wherever you go is pretty adventurous. However, if youâ€™re caught without the essentials your adventure goes from exciting to frustrating pretty quickly.
Picture this: you’re settling into your first hostel, and about to plug in your phone/camera/iPad and realize that your plug doesn’t fit in the socket. Unfortunately this means that until you find a travel adapter, you won’t be able to take any pictures of your adventures, or communicate with home! Seems like a simple thing, but if you don’t make your list and check it twice, it could definitely be something you forget!
Another thing you might want to make sure you bring along is duct tape. You might be thinking “now why would I need duct tape?” Duct tape solves all (or almost all) of life’s problems. Use it to fix tears in your backpack, shoes, or tent. Stop leaks, fix your broken headphones, and tape up your favourite pictures to the wall of your hostel. Trust us, you won’t regret bringing some along.
Weâ€™ve compiled a list of some essentials (and fun items as well) for your up-coming trip. By re-wishing something you see, or getting inspired and searching up new items, youâ€™ll be able to have your loved ones send you off prepared! Check it out here.
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