29 Mar Backpacking Secrets For Happiness On The Road
There’s nothing quite as exciting as travelling to an exotic location – but having the wrong things with you can make even the most well-planned trip feel like an exhausting experience. Having a backpack filled with the essentials will ensure you’re prepared for most of the challenges the road will throw you way, so if you want to extract the most out of your journey, keep the following backpacking staples in mind for your trip!
1-Pack a camera
Yes, an actual camera – not just your smartphone. When you’re travelling, you’re never going to know what’s going to capture your attention, and it’s best not to use the device responsible for all your communications with the outside world for this purpose. It will also keep you from spending all your time Facebooking, Snapchatting and Instagramming your time away instead of actually experiencing your surroundings.
2- Create your own personal first aid kit
Prone to motion sickness? Have a tendency to be a bit clumsy? We all have minor medical emergencies that we experience from time to time, and just because you’re travelling, doesn’t mean you’re exempt. Even if you have access to medical care, minor upsets like accidental cuts, headaches, or an intolerance for certain foods are best dealt with as soon as they pop up – and in privacy.
3-Bring a multi plug adapter – and charging cables!
No matter which devices you plan on bringing with it will need to be charged, sooner or later. While most places you’ll stay at might have adapters, you’re better off having your own so you can use at your convenience.
4-Give your backpack a test drive
You might have ages to select the most comfortable backpack, but have you given it a whirl after it’s been fully packed with your necessities? We’re not talking just a few seconds here and there, but rather several minutes of walking, standing and sitting with it. You probably won’t be required to lug around your backpack for extended periods, but it’s important that should you need to that it will be as comfortable as possible. Getting your backpack properly filled for your adventure of choice doesn’t have to be a chore. In fact, with the above tips, as well as hands on guidance from us, it could be the first fun step towards your trip of a lifetime.