The 6 Essential Items For Any Woman Traveler

Whether my travel plans involve camping, trekking or sightseeing, these are the items I take with me wherever I go
Towelini - An essential travel accessory
Towelini - An essential travel accessory
May 11, 2008 - PRLog -- There was a time when I would spend hours trying to fit everything I might possibly need during my trip into a suitcase. However, with experience, I’ve learned there are really only a few things one shouldn’t be without and I’ve also discovered some multipurpose items that allow you to lighten your load without leaving all the luxuries of home behind. So whether my travel plans involve camping, trekking or sightseeing, these are the items I take with me wherever I go:

1. Good shoes. There is nothing worse than hobbling around a fascinating part of a new city because the shoes you brought gave you blisters. You don’t need to bring a lot of shoes as long as you bring one pair that you will be comfortable wearing all day. Leave your brand new shoes at home. If you must get new shoes for a trip, be sure to wear them a few times before you leave to break them in, and not just around the block. If you plan to walk a lot then make sure you will be comfortable being on your feet in your shoes for a whole day.

2. A Diva cup. Finding menstrual products in other countries can be difficult and bringing your own can take up a lot of space in your luggage - unless you bring a diva cup. It’s a reusable silicone menstrual cup and generally, once you’ve tried it you won’t want to go back to pads or tampons. Visit their site to find a retailer in your area

3. A hat. A hat provides protection from the sun and rain so you’ll be able to get out and about no matter what the weather is like. A lightweight fabric hat that can be stowed easily in a purse is the best, but find a hat that suits you. A hat’s no good if you won’t wear it in public.

4. A Towelini. This just may be the world’s most versatile travel accessory ever created. If you are heading to a beach destination, Towelini and a bathing suit is all the clothing you need. Made from 100% organic cotton, the Towelini is fast drying and super absorbent, yet still lightweight and compact. Thanks to its revolutionary design with two long handles integrated into the top, it can be wrapped and tied it dozens of different styles and worn as a dress, sarong or robe. Or it can be unwrapped and used like a beach or travel blanket or travel towel, or it can be rolled up into a soft pillow. The collection is manufactured in Montreal and available via their website:

5. A reusable shopping bag. More and more communities around the world are doing away with shopping bags so don’t be caught unprepared. Anyways, it’s better for the environment, takes up almost no space in your luggage and comes in ultra handy in the event you pick up more souvenirs than you can fit in your suitcase.

6. Writing supplies. A mini note pad and golf pencil will do fine. It’s handy for jotting down directions, making lists of places you want to visit, recording contact information of people you meet along the way, letters home, notes to self, …
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