So you booked your first day trip, but can’t decide what to bring? Since luggage isn’t an option, and rolling a bag all over a city would be cumbersome, here’s a short list of the things that we like to bring when we’re on a 24 hour adventure.
First, a small backpack, messenger bag, or fanny pack should have enough space for the necessities. If you want to include more of the items on this list, then a backpack will probably make the most sense. If you can get by with just a few items, then you can rock a fanny pack like a pro.
In no particular order…
- Battery Pack for charging devices on the go.
- Cables for all of the devices you’re bringing with you.
- Headphones – you never know when your flight will be delayed and you’ll get stuck at the airport.
- Camera, memory card, and extra batteries. I know that most people carry their cell phone camera, and that really is good enough. But when I travel I always bring a proper camera. That’s how we got the photos on this website!
- Travel Pillow – red eyes and early morning flights are good times to nap. Even long subway rides from place to place can be a good time to rest.
- Jacket or Hoodie – even if you’re going somewhere warm it’s nice to have something with long sleeves. This can double as your travel pillow.
- Cash – cards are nice, but when it comes to travel it’s always good to have a little cash. You might find yourself in a situation where a tour doesn’t take cards, or you need to tip someone. Having a little cash and a mix of bills can come in handy.
- Snacks – I know that the point of going to a new place is to eat all of the local food, but if you just can’t make it to the next stop, or get stuck in an airport for longer than expected, having some beef jerky or a granola bar can save the day.
- A change of clothes – No hotel, no suitcase, no rolling bag. Having an extra shirt, socks, and underwear can be a lifesaver if your flight home gets cancelled.
Now that you’re packed, enjoy your day away. Let’s see how much you can do!
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