Jake’s Top 5 Travel Accessories that Travelers Really Need

As a backpacker or a traveler, you have to pick a few travel accessories which will make your life a great deal easier and pleasant while on the road. Read our tips and advice on the top 5 Travel Accessories that backpackers or travelers really need!  These might save your life!

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5. Sleeping Sheet

When staying in dorm rooms at hostels from time to time the bedding sheets, pillowcases, mattresses and pillows can be too disgusting to sleep on. Sometimes it looks like you can get gonorrhea just by looking at it. Not unless its a bed of gazzilion green thingee called moneeehh. Hahaha I wouldn’t mind. Besides that, what you need is a sleep sheet to keep you clean.

A sleep sheet is also referred to as a travel sheet, a man made fiber liner. They can be made from silk or cotton and their main purpose is to keep you clean from dirty linen or retain you from making your sleeping bag dirty. Some may include a pillow case section for your pillow or a thrown up jumper.

You cal also use this to cover yourself when sleeping out in an airport or train station.

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4. Travel Towel


Who wants to try using a towel that has been used by hundreds of other backpackers before you? If Megan Fox (Click here if you’re 18 years old and above) used it, then I’d prefer some (tagiptips, singots and all those nasty stuff ) to be in it too. I’d frame it for heaven’s sake!

Travel towels come in all different shapes and sizes, but remember the more compact the towel the tougher the backpacker you will be! Oh yeah ladies and gents, you heard me right, that’s the way to go to be a tough backpacker, always have a piece of Travel Towel. Simple isn’t it? Hehehe They are basically made from a quick dry material that will wick moisture away out of your skin. Remember to allow it to needlessly dry before putting it back into your backpack, otherwise they will start to stink like dirty sheet and you have to pack that sheet again and again. Pack that sheet! Hahaha

Travel towels are ideal for use at hostels, camping or even as towels for the beach. Have you ever been to Cancun Mexico? It’s like a sea of travel towels there on the beach and the best part is? What’s on top of it.  Hint? They’ll go crazy if you say “Let’s shop!”.

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3. Backpack Cover


A backpack rain cover is what just about all backpackers will wish they had when it starts to rain whilst you’re lost trying to find your hostel. Some backpackers even use them to protect their backpacks when they are on public transportation. Some use it plainly for fashion and I don’t know what the hell is wrong with those people.

Most backpacks should come with their own backpack cover, or you can buy them from most outdoor shops. Make sure you get the right size to match the size of your backpack not your pack (if you know what I mean). Hahaha If your backpack is made from canvas, you won’t need a cover, as your backpack ought to be waterproof. Lucky you then!

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2. Travel Cutlery and Bowl

The easiest way to save money while you’re backpacking is to self-cater or self-service, but that sounds awful so I’d stick to self-cater. Sure, it is good to try the local cuisine together with their culture and everything, but not every meal ought to be eaten at a restaurant or cafe.

You should make use of a bowl, preferably a collapsible bowl, and lightweight travel cutlery when you are on the road. They are perfect for having a picnic in a park or just to use something clean when eating in the hostel kitchen. Make sure you pack your cutlery into your checked-in luggage when catching a plane, otherwise you might lose it once you go through customs. Those dirty b**ches.

Ask at the hostel where the local supermarket or maybe a local produce market is and make sure you buy food for breakfast, lunch and dinner before you start your day.

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1. International Travel Adapter
It is the most important travel accessory for almost every backpacker or any traveler. Backpackers are taking more and more electronics with them when they go overseas, we have even seen backpackers using power-boards! Oh yeah, it’s not like a skateboard or something. But hell yeah you can surf (the net) or use your gadgets anytime you want if you have this on board.

Make sure you buy the right adapter for the countries you will find yourself traveling to, otherwise you’ll find yourself with a flat battery. You could always purchase a universal travel adapter, which has a number of connections on one adapter.

There are all kinds of other travel accessories that will help you along the way, but these are the ones that the team at Trusty Travel Tips find the most helpful! And yes, I visit those kinds of websites once in awhile. Just to cope with my odd and sometimes very odd (it gets worse too) curiosity.

There you go guys. That’s my 5 Travel Accessories that backpackers or travelers really need!

“one love”… one trip at a time.

-Jake

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Disclaimer: Any pictures found here are not owned by WHERETHE-? Travelogue unless stated otherwise.

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12 thoughts on “Jake’s Top 5 Travel Accessories that Travelers Really Need

    1. Same here! I always bring like a swiss knife or something like that before. Sometimes they won’t mind just as long as it’s checked in but most of the times, the just won’t allow.

  1. Awesome list Jake – couldn’t agree more about the silk sleep sheet aka sleeping bag liner! Brilliant and when you get the silk one, weighs nothing and takes no space! I don’t leave home without it!

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