5 Things You Need For Travelling The World

5 Things You Need For Travelling The World

Hey there! Today I’ve got a slightly different post for you. It’s a list of the top 5 things you need for travelling the world. And especially interesting for those who are about to embark on their first major adventure.

A while ago I went on my first trip as a globetrotter. It was totally amazing. However I ended up bringing more things than I actually needed. Which is something you want to avoid doing if you go travelling with only a backpack to put all your stuff in. So, whilst there are a number of items you can eliminate from your packing list, some you should definitely not forget.

5 things you need for travelling the world
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My top 5 things you need for travelling the world

  1. Your passport
  2. Credit Card
  3. Phone and Laptop
  4. Good hiking shoes
  5. An open mind

Documents and money

This list sums up the things you need to travel from point A to point B safely and efficiently. The passport, is obviously needed to prove your identity. Especially if you intend to cross borders. A credit card can come in handy for booking flights or paying for your accommodation.

Devices for communication

The same goes for a laptop. It’s much easier to look up places and organise journeys on a big screen. Plus, oftentimes travellers who end up in the same place enjoy watching movies together. Usually a laptop is the best device available.

You get similar advantages from a phone. But what I found to be extremely useful is staying in touch. With people at home as well as with strangers on my trip. As a couchsurfer you will often end up using WhatsApp to communicate with hosts. I personally also always took a screenshot of my location and sent it to my mom. In case I had ended up with weirdos or kidnappers. At least she would have known where to look for me.

What to pack as a globetrotter
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The best shoes and attitude

I am also very happy to have bought proper hiking boots before I started my trip. Whether you go on hikes exploring the world or walk around trying to find your hostel. You will be spending a lot of time in your shoes, so make sure they are comfortable and of good quality.

Last but not least: Bring an open mind. This isn’t a physical item that takes up space in your bag. However it is so essential that I had to add it to the list of 5 things you need for travelling the world. You want to be open minded and respect different cultures and traditions. This way you are much more likely to get to know locals and have the adventure of a lifetime. After all, you are probably travelling to step out of your comfort zone and see parts of the world that are different from what you already know.

That’s it. I hope you like my list of the essential 5 things you need for travelling the world. Maybe you even learnt something new! I am excited to see your list of must-haves as backpacker. Leave it in the comments, if you like!


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