2 months into our RTW and I’m already wishing I could have brought some other travel gear with me from back home. So, I made a list of the top 5 things that I wish I take with me on our travels. Unfortunately, I can’t possibly bring most of these things with me on our RTW. This is my list of travel gear that I wish I could bring on an RTW:
1. My Bed
I know this is unreasonable to travel with, but my own bed is one of the things that I wish I could bring along with me. Hotels and other places have nice beds, but there is nothing like sleeping on my own bed. You never know how clean some other places are, so having your own bed while traveling means consistency and guaranteed cleanliness. Unfortunately that isn’t possible.
2. Drying Machine
The United States is one of very few countries that use drying machines. Traveling has made me adapt, and get used to air-drying my clothes. It’s good for the environment and all, but air-drying still has some flaws. What if it rains for the next week? What if it won’t be sunny? What if it’s really windy and all your clothes blow away? Air-drying clothes is really dependent on the weather and takes a lot of time. Bad conditions means wet clothes.
No one seems to sell tissues in South America. After 2 months I’m starting to realize that the minor things that I use without thinking about in America, like tissues, are very important. I guess you could say that I use tissues more often than the normal person does. Their uses are infinite. I’ve been using tissues when I don’t feel well, when I need to kill a bug, and for other random jobs. Tissues are my go-to travel gear, but they are extremely hard to find in South America. Right now I’m craving for a box of Kleenex.
4. American Wall Sockets
I live with an electronic family. We have computers, tablets, and phones to charge, but only a couple converters to charge with. It is extremely annoying to look for the voltage converter in order to charge any of my devices. Our family currently only has two converters, including the Bestek Travel Voltage Adapter so I always find myself waiting to use one. Traveling would be so much easier if all the voltages and prongs around the world were compatible with each other.
Going on an RTW can translate to leaving normal society to visit the world. I understand that you can make new friends while traveling, and connect with old friends on Facebook, but it’s not the same. Plus I’m in Uruguay and most of the people only speak in Spanish.
What are some things that you wish you could bring while traveling? Leave your comment below.
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