What is the most handy travel accessory to have when you're on the move?

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  1. livingabroad profile image66
    livingabroadposted 10 years ago

    What is the most handy travel accessory to have when you're on the move?

  2. TMHughes profile image90
    TMHughesposted 10 years ago

    According to the HItch Hiker's Guide to the Galaxy, the one thing that no one should ever leave home without is a towel.  It does not need to be fancy, just a towel.  It can be used for a variety of things including a pillow when folded up, a blanket, you can dry off with it, if you lose your clothes you can wrap up in it.  The towel is also handy for some not so obvious reasons.  You can use it as a lasso to grab hold of a tree branch and swing to safety. You can use it as a carrying bag when you find what you are looking for.  You can use it to grab and turn the handle of your cell when you are being held captive. etc... I am sure you can see just how handy it is to have a towel with you at all times.

    1. kuttingxedge profile image78
      kuttingxedgeposted 10 years agoin reply to this

      I loved that movie! But I would say these days it is the laptop or smartphone. With GPS, emergency calling, email, and the apps for eating, drinking, and doing things, nothing can replace a smart device granted there is an available signal.

    2. TMHughes profile image90
      TMHughesposted 10 years agoin reply to this

      no doubt, number one item

    3. freecampingaussie profile image58
      freecampingaussieposted 10 years agoin reply to this

      Or a sarong which is lighter - I make sure I always take one with me .

  3. Volitans profile image69
    Volitansposted 10 years ago

    Overall, a GPS unit is probably the most useful. Unlike a cellphone, you don't need cellphone towers for it to work; you don't have to worry about network compatibility. A GPS is excellent for helping you figure out how to get around in an unfamiliar environment.

  4. dghbrh profile image79
    dghbrhposted 10 years ago

    water ...water and water...it is for me is the most handy thing in a travel.

  5. Rai 18 profile image58
    Rai 18posted 10 years ago

    You defiantly need a smart phone with you.  No doubt about it.

  6. Mr. Happy profile image81
    Mr. Happyposted 10 years ago

    My most handy travel accessories (I have more than one) are my walking stick (a lovely and most helpful one too), my hunting knife, tent and sleeping bag. I can go anywhere with those! : )

    P.S. The car helps too lol

  7. tjdavis profile image60
    tjdavisposted 10 years ago

    My smart phone has everything I need to get me where I'm going (as long as there is a signal lol), my passport, water, and I like the towel idea..how clever :-)

    1. tjdavis profile image60
      tjdavisposted 10 years agoin reply to this

      Actually there are so many things that are handy that's it hard to name "the most handy accessory" to have when you're on the move. All the answers have given me many ideas of what I need to have handy..lol

  8. Rocklin profile image73
    Rocklinposted 10 years ago

    When most people think that cell phone is the most handy travel accessory I think that all I need is ... a lot of cash...

  9. CyclingFitness profile image92
    CyclingFitnessposted 10 years ago

    Your camera

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    1. freecampingaussie profile image58
      freecampingaussieposted 10 years agoin reply to this

      Thats the first thing that came to my mind when I read the question lol !

  10. Midlife Magic profile image57
    Midlife Magicposted 10 years ago

    I think my 'travel accessory' of choice would be my laptop.  I see it as essential! And besides my passport and credit card,  it would be the last item I would give up if told I could only travel with two or three things. smile

  11. GALAXY 59 profile image90
    GALAXY 59posted 10 years ago

    I think that the best thing to have is a universal plug. I have been caught out so many times in the past that I always take one with me on holiday now. It's no good having a ton of gadgets if you can't plug them in or charge them up!

    1. livingabroad profile image66
      livingabroadposted 10 years agoin reply to this

      Always a handy accessory for the gadget savvy traveller! I've probably bought about 10 over the years, very easy to forget when moving around a lot! smile

  12. rachel.snijders profile image60
    rachel.snijdersposted 10 years ago

    A backpack. Your hands are free and the weight is spread evenly.

  13. maharg1956 profile image58
    maharg1956posted 10 years ago

    Undoubtedly the single most handy thing is my swiss army penknife. However, my 'man bag' contains everything I need overall - notebook, pen, pencil, tablets, novel, maps, camera, loose change, SWISS ARMY PENKNIFE, spare batteries for things and lots of other goodies!

  14. Ciel Clark profile image77
    Ciel Clarkposted 10 years ago

    I've found the most important travel accessory is  money + and a passport concealed in a travel pouch worn inside the clothing.  Keep a daily amount of money handy in a purse or backpack, but keep what you need in case of emergency hidden and safe.

    1. livingabroad profile image66
      livingabroadposted 10 years agoin reply to this

      I'd agree,also it's always good to keep two sets of important documents with you, like travel insurance and copies of passports. One on you and one hidden away, like you say. Thanks for the comment.

  15. Thelma Alberts profile image92
    Thelma Albertsposted 10 years ago

    My handy travel accesories are passport, money, toilet paper, water, swiss knife, small camera,pen, my diary and something to read. And of course a handbag or a backpack where I can put these things inside.

  16. ErinElise profile image60
    ErinEliseposted 10 years ago

    Well, besides all those electronic "must haves" we need, as well as snacks and water, the thing that has come in handy to me, especially when traveling with children, is a box of baby wipes, anti-bacterial wipes, or something like that. (When I was a kid they were called "Handy Wipes".)   Not only do wipes clean hands and stuff, they also work well if something spills in the car on the plastic parts.  Another great use of baby wipes while traveling or at home:  keyboard cleaner.

  17. Heather Jacobs profile image64
    Heather Jacobsposted 10 years ago

    I always carry a good travel book. That way I know what the top sites are and how to get to them. I like to know the history and some background information for what I am looking at so a travel book is useful.


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