What NOT to take on an Adventure – Top 10 Mistakes

My Top 10 Travel Kit Mistakes

  1. Electric toothbrush – I love my ultrasonic toothbrush. My dentist loves my ultrasonic toothbrush. But the charger didn’t fit in my new “global” adaptor, and so I was stuck carrying a dead toothbrush for 5 weeks. Take a small normal toothbrush.
  2. Silk sleep sack – A useful piece of kit for couchsurfing or backpacking, but if you are planning to AirBnB, leave it behind.
  3. Towel – Only take the micro size. Like the sleep sack, most places have towels, but i did use the micro towel once or twice.
  4. Travel money – If you don’t take much cash with you, which can be safer, be prepared to be stung at the cash machines. Even my sensible Post Office travel card was charging me on transactions and didn’t work so well. You need a good travel money card.
  5. Shoes – I love Vivo Barefoot shoes. They’re basically the only shoes I wear at home. But my summer slip-ons were never designed to be sturdy travel shoes, and they  lasted two weeks of travel. I’d like to try their cross trainer model next time. Continue reading