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Article: 10 Things to Bring With You on Any Trip

10 Things to Bring With You on Any Trip

10 Things to Bring With You on Any Trip

When selecting what type of trip I want to take, sometimes I get overwhelmed by all the options there are to consider. I mean, not only do you have to decide how long you want to be out of town — you also have to decide what kind of adventure to take. Every vacation is different, which is why it's important to adapt your luggage to meet up to the specific trip you'll be taking. I have found, however, that regardless of the destination, there are always a few staple essentials that go with you on your travels. Below, I've created a list of my top ten things to always bring in luggage, regardless of the nature of the vacation.

1. Cell Phone

It's the 21st century and phones are more a part of our lives than ever. Bringing your cell phone can help you in a pinch, provide a camera, and, in most cases, a form of navigation if you lose your way.

2. Credit Card

Some people say, money makes the world go 'round, but regardless of your opinion on money, you'll need something to fund your trip. A credit card is easy to carry and totally replaceable if it gets lost or stolen.

3. Charger & Charging Dock

In this modern age, we rely on our phones a lot, so it's important to give them the fuel they need to perform the functions we need.

4. Extra Photo ID

One of the best tips for packing I've received is that it's important to be prepared. In the event that you lose one form of photo ID, whether stolen or misplaced, having an extra form of identification allows you to continue to travel back home safely.

5. Toiletry Bag

Hygiene matters. Bringing a quality toiletry bag with hygiene essentials keeps you organized and feeling fresh. BRIC'S offers a fresh array of both cosmetic & toiletry takealong bags for women and men that luxuriate and organize your travel essentials.

6. Chapstick

There are few things more irritating than having chapped lips and not being able to do anything about it. Bring some chapstick and stay moisturized. It's the little things.

7. Empty Water Bottle

You may not be able to pack a filled water bottle on a plane, but bringing an empty one on your trip is a great way to ensure that you stay hydrated throughout your vacation.

8. Travel Pillow

Whether in a plane or a car, it's always more satisfying to take a nap and not have to wake up with a kink in your neck.

9. Hand Sanitizer

You come into contact with a lot of unwanted germs when traveling. When a sink and soap aren't nearby, it's nice to still be able to sanitize, especially in our post-pandemic world

10. Sunscreen

It doesn't matter where you are; the sun is never especially kind to the skin. Always bringing sunscreen with UPF/UV protection will help ensure that your skin is protected in any weather conditions your destination may bring.

That's the list — and every list of essentials needs a trustworthy bag to pack all those things in. Our Urban Eco Line (from our Porsche Collection) and the X-Collection of X-Travel/X-Bags are great for light luggage and tucking away the important things for your trip.

The X-Collection offers trip-takers a full range of travel bags, totes, duffles, the works, crafted from durable nylon that's water- and fade-resistant, easily washable, and trimmed with full-grain Tuscan leather. Urban Eco offers function & convenience in hues of inspirational black, in backpacks, shoulder bags & more made from water-repellent polyester and coated fabrics with select finds that are coated to be abrasion-resistant – complete with laminated zippers and black metal hardware. 

No matter your style preference, BRIC'S Milano guarantees luggage that packs all your travel needs.

Author Bio

Sarah Shields has a BA in English and minor in editing. She's an avid knitter and amateur cheese connoisseur.