I’ll admit, I’m a bit of a packrat. Which means, among other things, I tend to over-cram my wallet with all sorts of things. Stamp cards, business cards, receipts, gum wrappers… you name it. So when I travel, it gives me a great opportunity to scale down the contents of my wallet. If you over-collect like me, this list of five essentials for your wallet when traveling will help give you the space you need.
1. Credit Card
And yes, I just mean one credit card. When traveling, you’ll obviously need a way to pay for your trip activities, but you’re not going to need multiple cards to fund it all. And if your wallet gets lost or stolen, you only have to protect one line of credit. If you feel it’s necessary, you can also bring a debit card. This makes it easy to pull cash from an ATM when you’re in a pinch.
While a debit card can help you at an ATM, you’re not always going to have an ATM nearby. Carrying around $50 in cash will help during those times when it’s cash only and you don’t have any other resources.
3. Driver’s License
Having some form of ID on you is essential when traveling. And a driver’s ID is a great one to carry. Not only does it allow you to legally operate a vehicle, but it can also serve as ID for going through airports and getting into bars. (mention compact size if word count low)
4. Business Cards
This is a great way to exchange contact information quickly if you meet a new friend or business contact when traveling. And as an added perk, it provides your information if your wallet gets lost and it falls into the hands of a good soul.
5. Medical Insurance Card
I’d say this is on par with the importance of bringing a driver’s license. You never know when an accident is going to happen. If you get injured on a trip, it’s better to be safe than sorry. Having medical insurance can help you get the medical attention you need if bad luck strikes you on a vacation.
6. Bonus! Passport
This one is a given when traveling internationally. There are no if, ands, or buts, about it; if you don’t have your passport (or some other similar documentation), you can’t enter into a different country when traveling. And another thing? Not only does a passport help you cross borders, but it also serves as an additional form of ID.
Fortunately, here at BRIC’S MILANO, we have a wallet that can neatly tuck in all of the above essentials. Our MONTE ROSA collection has wallets that are designed to be the ultimate travel companion. Every wallet is made with fine leather that’s meant to withstand the times of time and keep your essentials protected. And with their slim design, the MONTE ROSA leather wallets can easily be stored in your pocket or travel bag. It doesn’t take much to travel smart, and BRIC’S MILANO can help you achieve that
Sarah Shields has a BA in English and minor in editing. She’s an avid knitter and amateur cheese connoisseur.