Retirement; like your parents, but way cooler
In 1991 Billy and Akaisha Kaderli retired at the age
of 38. Now, into their 4th decade of this
financially independent lifestyle, they invite you
to take advantage of their wisdom and experience.
10 Things You Should
Always Have with You While Traveling
Sherry Hess is a successful blogger
who loves to travel and share her experience about traveling on her website.
Aside from letting her readers know the places she visited and the
experience she had with these destinations, Sherry also gives out
photography tips on her blog. During her leisure, Sherry loves to read books
As much fun as traveling can be, it can
also be stressful when youíre caught unawares. If youíve traveled even once
or twice, you already know to bring the essentials Ė important documents,
things to keep you warm, and all the gadgets and electronics to keep you
entertained. However, there are still some unusual items you should think
about that will make things a little easier for you, especially in case of
If youíre planning a trip, whether by
air, land, or sea, hereís a list of must-haves to get you going:
Disposable face masks
After the world has gone through tough
times with COVID-19, health has become top priority. While traveling during
a pandemic may not be ideal, itís still possible and, sometimes, necessary.
Make sure you have a pack of disposable masks (or spare masks) handy when
you travel. While cloth or reusable masks are ideal, a lot of things can
happen that will render them unusable. They can get wet, touch dirty
surfaces, or even get lost. Having spare masks in your bag ensures that
youíll always be protected.
Using anti-bacterial wipes is a handy way
to clean and disinfect anything Ė your hands, tables, chairs, bottles, and
even your cell phone. It also makes trips to public restrooms a lot more
sanitary, especially when youíre already out and about exploring the town.
Getting sick while traveling can be the
biggest bummer to your plans. Something as simple as a head cold can already
derail your itinerary for the day. A hefty dose of Vitamin C can
help boost your immunity throughout your trip, but you also need to make
sure that you get as much rest as possible. Other supplements are also meant
to help keep your immunity in check like Vitamin D and zinc. Bring what
youíre comfortable with, but thereís also no need to pack a whole pharmacy
into your luggage.
It may be odd to go shopping for a knife,
but having one handy can help you out of unexpected disasters. It always
makes sense to have one when youíre out camping or having adventures
outdoors, but survival knives
like one of
these can be useful in any situation. Sturdy, rust-proof, and useful in
many circumstances, such a knife can be used for fishing, camping, and,
practically, any emergency case you can encounter.
Some Form of GPS
Most of you will have your phone with you
when you travel, and that means you also have maps. This uses the GPS
network to give your position and will help you navigate wherever you may be
- in a city, driving or even hiking in unfamiliar places. However, you might
also have a GPS watch which can help you navigate on the fly, without having to
reach into your pocket for your phone. It can be especially useful when
youíre out running or walking in a new neighborhood on your trip.
Wherever you go and however you travel,
you will, for sure, encounter chapped lips along the way. This is especially
true when youíre headed to a place with colder climates. Lip balm will
obviously keep your lips moisturized.
Shampoo block or bar
Light packers will benefit greatly from
shampoo blocks. Itís one less bottle of liquid to bring and can be in your
carry-on. Itís also
environmentally-friendly with less plastic packaging, but it can also be
multi-use. While itís primarily for the hair, it can also be used as body or
hand soap if youíre really trying to save on space.
Youíll never know how many (or few) outlets youíll have in your hotel. For many
budget hotels, you only get a couple of outlets leaving you to choose between
having a lamp or charging your phone. A power strip eliminates that problem
wherever you are, even when youíre at the bus station and other people already
beat you to the punch.
Packable rain poncho
Rain is always a risk anywhere and at any given day. A rain poncho is light and
almost negligible in weight, so it will be easy for you to have at all times.
Itís much more convenient to bring than an umbrella and will also pass through
security as a carry-on item. Having a rain poncho during a downpour also keeps
your hands free to do or carry other more important things. Of course, itís also
possible to just grab one at a convenience store, but theyíll most likely be
very thin and easily rip. Get one thatís durable, usable, and possibly one that
also comes in cute colors or patterns.
Spare change of clothes
In the event that you lose your luggage, a
spare change of your clothes in your carry-on will get you through a day or two
without the rest of your stuff. It can also come in handy when youíre not able
to check into your hotel as soon as you arrive at your destination yet youíre
itching to get out of your 12-hour-old outfit. Opt for comfortable basics like
joggers or soft dresses and some clean underwear to keep carry-on weight at a
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