6 Little Known (But Useful) Items To Take On Vacations

Finally! Your vacation is here. Whether you’ll be backpacking through Europe or sunbathing in the Caribbean, it’s time to unwind. Nothing beats being well-prepared and having everything you’ll need for your convenience.

However, packing your suitcase isn’t as fun as traveling. There’s a lot to pack depending on where you’ll be vacationing. Regardless of the number of lists you come up with, the chances of forgetting something important are high. 

Talking of important things doesn’t include items you can replace easily, like toiletries. These items make your vacation great, but they may not be readily available at stores when you need them. Apart from the essentials that everyone remembers, it’s also important to remember other useful items. 

But what are these items? How do you forget them if they’re useful? The article below discusses all the little-known but useful items to take on vacation. Read on!

Rechargeable Flashlight
Rechargeable Flashlight

Rechargeable Flashlight

A rechargeable flashlight is a must-have for your vacation. If you spend your vacation camping or hiking, having a reliable flashlight will be convenient. Not only will you get lighting, but you also won’t have to worry about how to charge it. 

A normal flashlight might run out of power depending on your proximity to the outlet. But with EDC flashlights, you can recharge your flashlight using a USB power port. This means you can also use your power bank to charge your flashlight. 

Therefore, no more carrying bulky battery chargers and filling up limited space. In worst-case scenarios, you can use a laptop. 

But apart from the convenience of charging, rechargeable flashlights also have additional features that’ll come in handy in different situations. These features include:

  • Magnetic charging cable
  • Extremely long runtime
  • Large power capacities
  • Versatile multi-LED system
  • Micro USB

The key is to know your needs so that you can plan which rechargeable flashlight to bring.

Universal Adapter

A universal adapter is a must-have when vacationing internationally. If it’s your first time, you might wonder why you need a universal adapter. This adapter allows you to plug into your devices in any country regardless of the type of voltage or plug. 

In addition, some adapters can charge multiple electronic gadgets. That being said, you won’t have to get a different adapter for different devices, making your travel easier. 

Travel Size First Aid Kit

Anything can happen during your vacation, so staying ready is key. The best way to prepare for a medical emergency is by having a first aid kit. If you were to carry a normal-sized first aid kit, it’d be bulky. 

With the need to minimize the weight of your bag, opting for a travel size first aid kit is ideal. This kit should have essential items such as adhesive bandages, insect repellent, pain relievers, and antiseptic wipes. If you get hurt, you can manage injuries until a medical professional arrives. 

Multitool for Travel
Multitool for Travel


Most people forget to carry a multitool most of the time. It isn’t the first thing you’d think about when vacationing; however, it’s still important. A multitool will mean carrying a versatile tool that can be used in different ways. 

Your multitool should include essential tools, including a knife, pliers, screwdrivers, and can openers. But before getting a multitool, check if it can be permitted into a plane to avoid losing it. 

Portable Power Bank

Just like a phone, a power bank has become a travel necessity. This device stores power that can fuel most of your electronic devices. Its ability to keep your devices full even when away from a power source makes it an excellent gadget.

With a power bank, you won’t have to worry about not having power when looking to pull important flight information. You’ll also be able to research your destination and use the map.

Reusable Water Bottle

A reusable water bottle is a great way to go green on vacation. With this bottle, you can always stay hydrated during your vacation. It’ll also save you the hassle of buying water every time you are on vacation, saving you money in the long run. 

So, when choosing a water bottle, opt for lightweight options that won’t require plenty of space. Ensure your bottle is leak-proof to avoid ruining your items, especially important documents. In addition, opt for a water bottle that’s easily refilled to increase convenience. Finally, ensure the bottle is of good quality food grade material to ensure your safety. Poor quality materials will likely have harmful chemicals.

Bottom Line

It’s time to go on vacation, and this includes packing. It’s the least fun part, but it’s necessary. So, consider the above items when packing, as they’ll be useful during your travels. These are rechargeable flashlights, reusable water bottles, multitools, power banks, universal adapters, and travel-size first aid kits. Check your destination beforehand to avoid packing unnecessary items. 

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