A lot of focus is placed on electronic gadgets when we’re planning for trips. The Internet is packed full of lists of great doodads that will make a good vacation a little bit better, as long as you have access to electricity. But if you won’t have access to electricity, either for a short period of time or several days, these items won’t do you much good. Below are a few of the best travel gear accessories that don’t require electricity to make your life easier.
– A travel towel. Travel towels, which are usually small and made of quick-drying microfiber, can be incredibly useful during your trip. Typically the size of a hand towel, they take up very little space and add almost no weight to your luggage, and they do a great job of supplementing hotel towels or helping you dry off quickly on the road.
– Family photos. If you’re the type of person who likes to meet people while you travel, family photos can be a great way to spice up a conversation. There’s little that’s more universal than family, and people around the world might be interested in hearing about yours.
– Security-ready shampoo and soap. You have several options for hassle-free carrying of shampoo and soap on a trip. On the one hand, you can buy empty, squeezable bottles at the right size and fill them with your favorite products. You can also buy solid soap or shampoo that will get through security without any trouble.
– A travel pillow. Bringing along your own pillow can provide physical and emotional comfort. Not only will you have something to sleep on while in transit or for a quick nap in an unexpected place, but you’ll be able to snuggle up with something familiar every time you go to sleep at your hotel.