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GNGs Top 5 Must Have Travel Items

GNGs Top 5 Must Have Travel Items

Grits N Giggles votes YES on having the following 5 items for those consumed by wanderlust!

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Obviously there are plenty of things you'll need when traveling for weeks at a time. These are the items I highly recommend you add to your packing list.

I'm 5'4" and this 15L pack fits me perfect! It's 17" X 10" X 6". I did try my friend's 25L and it hit a little too low on the buttocks - it wasn't comfortable for me. The back is well padded and super comfortable. It has hidden eXomesh Slashguard stainless steel wire mesh embedded into fabric helps protect against slash & run theft. I no longer carry a purse, just this! Click on the picture for more information and price.

I highly recommend this item, for men and women, if you don't feel safe wearing your wedding ring. The countries and cities I've visited within those countries - I would never wear my ring. This Qalo Silicone Ring is perfect - it doesn't draw attention, it feels good, and it lets all know that I'm taken. It was true to size for me. Click on the picture for more information and price.

This will come in handy when you're taking all of the gadgets and their attachments. Being organized helps ensure you don't leave your goodies elsewhere. Click on the picture for more information and price.

Whichever type of "holder" you decide to go with, check to see if it blocks RFID (radio frequency identification) scanning. This one does and that's why I purchased it. It's nice to look at and stores all I need it to. It comes in a variety of colors. Click on the picture for more information and price. *for more info on RFID check out this post - What are RFID-Blocking Wallets?

CAN NOT CONVERT CURRENT OR VOLTAGE: It converts the power outlet only. It can’t convert electrical output current or voltage. But it can adapt 110v-240v ac. I know I used to get the two confused - converter or adapter? The countries I've visited - all I needed was an adapter for my gadget chargers. Now, please do not think you can plug in your adapter (see picture) and run something with a motor or a heater - no, no. (I did try to run a small desk fan once- it didn't work, now I know why.) No hair dryers, curling irons, or fans please. Your host will not be happy with you.

What items are you sure to have when you go abroad?

Keep Calm & Hop

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Family Travel to Oahu

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