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u/fire_rice · 2 pointsr/travel

When I travelled several European/UK countries from Canada I charged my various devices with this power bar and 3 in 1 adapter

I have been extremely happy with them, since I can simultaneously charge all my devices at once and no worries about voltage issues/power surges since it has a surge protector. The usb ports are super handy since I only need to carry the various wires, and no wall attachments. It is also useful for charging phones for new foreign friends. The only drawback is the size. It isn't very heavy, but can be clunky to carry around. I found carrying all my wires, plugs and adapters in a zippered pouch was a very convenient solution.

The adapter is really down to personal choice, but I quite like how sleek and compact the Targus is. Most people I know recommend buying the cheapest adapter, since you will always lose them, but for me having a compact universal charger was worth the money. Bonus with this adapter is if you are just going out for the day and want to only bring your adapter and phone charger along it is a much easier to throw in your bag then a huge all in one square adapter

Just my 2 cents, but I have been very happy with my set up over the last 5 months travelling.

u/mice_nine · 2 pointsr/travel

Ok, I had a similar trip, here's a few tips and tricks:

  1. Take a normal sized backpack like a school backpack. No flags, try not to look too American. Use a small zipper lock. Have your passport and credit cards in a money belt under your clothes. Carry a front pocket wallet.

  2. ATMs will generally give you a better exchange rate. Traveler's cards are good too. Airport exchanges are usually worst

    3)Overnight trains are fine. A little loud, a little bumpy but cheaper than a hotel for a night and you're not missing out on day travel time. I say they're worth it but you miss some countryside so just play it by ear.

  3. Try not to plan day by day too much. You'll know when it's time to leave.

  4. Learn a couple key phrases. If you're honest and genuine people will take the time to communicate with you.

    Other than that, have fun good luck, I recommend Vagabonding by Ralph Potts. Lots of great advice.
u/nopeferatu · 5 pointsr/travel

In terms of budgeting, Asia is very budget friendly, as you know. Having friends who are local are a huge help, as they will steer you away from tourist traps.

In Europe, definitely do trains and Ryanair. If you are traveling within a country (e.g. Germany or Italy), you don't have to buy your train tickets ahead, just buy regional/local train tickets at the station. You don't get a reserved seat, but they are tons cheaper. Rick Steves helped me a lot in EU.

Some bullet tips:

  • Take advantage of "Student" or "Youth" fares as you guys qualify for both. Your High School ID is valid everywhere, basically.
  • Stay in hostels or split Airbnb rooms.
  • Stay towards Eastern Europe if you want to save more money.
  • Get a bank account that has no foreign ATM fees (e.g. Charles Schwab).
  • Make sure your credit cards are chipped and you always carry some cash (our domestic credit cards are not super international friendly in some countries).
  • Try using Wwoof or HelpX for free lodging and local experiences (you have to work in exchange though, and be careful about vetting your hosts beforehand).
    • If you do use Wwoof or HelpX (especially HelpX) and you are American: If you are asked at customs/borders why you are visiting, DO NOT say it's for work or anything related to that. You are visiting for recreation/the sake of travel. In the UK I had American friends who said they would be working (HelpX is technically "work exchange) and customs denied them entry.
  • Buy an international power adaptor (eg this).
    • Get this too, it's amazing and so useful.

      Have to get back to work, but mostly, over prepare mentally and financially. Things will go wrong, you will probably have an instance where you'll have to drop a lot of money to fix an issue, but I promise it will all work out. Always be clearly kind and polite to EVERYONE. Shyness doesn't help when you're on a shoestring.
u/Tower-Union · 1 pointr/travel

I'm gonna add some thoughts here. I'm also gonna quote from some of your other comments and add it to this thread.

>I need to get an international phone plan

First make sure your phone is unlocked. If you bought it straight from Apple/Samsung/LG/etc it will be. If it's locked to your carrier call and have them unlock it. Then when you get to Italy buy a SIM card from a local company (Like Vodaphone). There is almost always kiosks in the airport for this sort of thing. Here's some more information on it. ( You'll have a local phone number, and access to however much data you purchased for your time there. Once home just slap your old SIM card in and carry on!

>a proper charger for my phone

Here you go. This one served me well on 3 continents so far.

>call my credit card companies and let them know I will be in a different country so my card doesn't get shut down

Maybe? I'd suggest getting yourself one of these.

Pre-load it with your euro's and avoid having to pay transaction fees on your current credit card. It's accepted anywhere Mastercard is (so almost everywhere) and it's insured with 24/7 global assistance.

>I wont be paying for transportation except for if we go out to a bar and the driver wants to drink.

UBER works worldwide, even with your American credit card on file.

Oh and check to see if your Credit Card offers any kind of lounge access. A lot of pseudo-premium cards offer 2-4 free lounge visits a year. A little quiet with some free food and booze is a godsend during a layover!

u/xlitawit · 3 pointsr/travel

I bought this one by osprey for a trip to europe. Works great! You can wear it like a backpack or carry it like a suitcase. It also sinches down if you don't have it packed full. Fits the overhead. Excellent construction. Looks cool too.

Edit: I meant to add that it's designed like a camping backpack with back padding and hip straps so it's very comfortable if you need to wear it for a couple hours while you are out and about. And all the straps zip up into pockets so they can't get stuck in baggage handling machinery.

u/missmarinita · 8 pointsr/travel

Hey! So I found my scrappy little pack list I had before I left. Hope this helps at all :)

  • Bring strapless bra
  • Underwater camera!!!!!!
  • Download Hola ( this one!!! This is GREAT for watching shows abroad
  • Health Insurance - World Nomads
  • Power of attorney

  • Berry Plus Laundry Detergent
  • 4x (2 boxes)
  • Contact Solution
  • Tampons (lots)
  • Lancome Mascara
  • MAC powder
  • Revlon Eyeliner 2x
  • Eye drops
  • Watch (you don't want to be pulling out your phone to tell the time)
  • Electrolyte packets
  • Tennis shoes
  • New sandals
  • Gear Ties
  • Clothing line
  • Universal Sink Stopper
  • Deck of cards
  • Journal
  • Packing Cubes
  • Kindle
  • Adapters
  • Quick dry towel
  • Memory cards
  • Ear plugs
  • Sleep Mask
  • SF refrigerator magnets for hosts
  • Alarm clock (Don't use your phone - not good to leave out)
  • Headlamp
  • Bamboo utensils
  • Carabiner
  • iPad with Logitech keyboard case
  • Good head phones
  • Anti-malaria pills
  • Pepto bismol
  • Cipro
  • Advil
  • Pink eye eye drops (you never know!)
  • Sleeping pills
  • Small brush
  • Toilettry Bag
  • Rain jacket
  • Fleece
  • kleen canteen
  • Combo padlocks (combo better than key - if you lose the key you're screwed)
  • Sun dress
  • New Tivas? - Take old tivas to cobbler
  • Bottle opener
  • Scarf
  • Combo+wire cord to tie the backpack to a bed
  • Sea to Summit Mini Backpack
  • Manicuring scissors/file/tweezers
  • Steripod Toothbrush cover
  • Toothbrush
  • Mini First Aid Kit
  • Razors (gotta stay fresh!)
  • Shampoo & Conditioner
  • Flats
  • Mini Sewing Kit
  • Hand sanitizer
  • Epipen
  • Neosporin
  • Ziplock baggies (big and small)
  • Face lotion (x3)
  • New Bra/undies
  • Flip flops for showers (old navy)
  • Super glue
  • Cliff bars
  • New Jeans
  • Backpack - Osprey Waypoint 85
  • Backpack rain cover
  • Mini umbrella
  • Dry Bag
  • Stuff sack for laundry
  • Shoe bags
  • Grocery Bag
  • Leather strap over purse
  • Kleenex
  • Q-tips
  • Deoderant
  • Hair ties
  • Shower gel
  • Pajamas
  • Travel Pillow
  • Sleep sack
  • tent?

  • Check contact prescription
  • New glasses
  • Check up
  • Get immunizations - yellow immunizations card!
  • Get a youth card through STA (see 13 ways link above)

  • India
  • Vietnam
  • (Dual citizen to Spain - don't need visa for Brazil)
u/bocaneighbor · 1 pointr/travel

The above statement about Three SIM cards requiring a UK credit card is not accurate. There are plenty of on line sites that will allow one to purchase credit vouchers using PayPal or a US credit card. There is a slight convenience fee charged but it can be done without a UK credit card. Three SIM cards are the best. Better than GiffGaf because they work in more countries worldwide. Switzerland is included as a "go roam" destination which means you can use your data allowance there. Do not wait until you get to Switzerland to purchase your SIM card.

This is a link to the Three SIM card for $24 includes 12 GB of data good for one month on Amazon with prime shipping.

u/HerpDerpison · 1 pointr/travel

That looks like an awesome book, I'll definitely get it. Thanks! In exchange, for any traveler, I highly recommend Vagabonding by Rolf Potts, and also the website Travelfish which was indispensable when I spent a month in Thailand, and it's great for SE Asia in general.

u/kickstand · 2 pointsr/travel

Traveling with a power-strip is an old trick for avoiding to carry multiple plug adaptors, but going from the US to Europe you need to be a little careful.

Electricity in the US is ~110 volts, whilst in much of the rest of the world it's 200-250 volts.

Although power boards/power strips are generally passive, and thus the number of volts should not have any impact, many of them do include various types of fuses or additional circuitry (eg, USB ports) that could potentially have issues with higher voltages. If you were to plug multiple high-current devices into a power board (eg, a hair dryer) it's also possible that you could draw more watts than the board is designed to support.

There are a few products that are specifically designed for travel, and designed to support both 110 and 240 volts, such as the Monster Outlets to Go range (Note: Amazon doesn't say it, but the manufacturer has confirmed that these items are designed for up to 250 volts)


TLDR: Don't use a US power strip in Europe/UK unless you specifically read a review that says that particular model is OK.

u/a_midgett · 2 pointsr/travel

Lots of good suggestions in here. A couple specifics from my trip:

  • This flashlight Tiny, rugged, and amazingly bright for just a single AA battery. Spendy, but worth it.
  • A mini surge protector to go with your travel adapter (kit). Share it in airports when there's only one wall socket.
  • An unlocked iPhone or Andriod smart phone. You'll have travel apps, wi-fi access for Tripadvisor and Wikitravel, digital guidebooks if you need them, and plenty of podcasts, music, and movies for those long bus rides. Oh yeah, it's a phone, too. Seriously, after my passport, this is the most important thing in my travel bag.
u/ohgreatnowyouremad · 3 pointsr/travel

Did 5 weeks last year with the Farpoint 40 because I was looking to avoid all issues with my luggage.

Carry right on flights, wear it around for hours if needed, climbing stone steps without dragging traditional luggage, keep my hands free, etc.

Worked perfect if you're going for minimal packing and maximum activity potential.

As far as what to pack, I kept my electronics/cables/GoPro set-up organized with a GridIt, and otherwise just packed like 6-7 underwear, 6-7 socks, 4-5 shirts, 1 nice shirt, 1 sweater (for Switzerland), jeans, and shorts. Easy.

Also brought a daypack. Tiny backpack to keep water, sunscreen, etc. in for hikes and longer days out.

u/yoinkmasta107 · 2 pointsr/travel

> 4 pairs underwear

What kind of underwear are you bringing? If they aren't anything fancy and you have some extra cash to spend, I highly recommend these. The price can be a bit off-putting, but you can wash them in the sink and have them dried by morning meaning you could theoretically be fine with 2 pairs if you are sleeping in a hotel/hostel every night. I like them so much I wear them over any pair of cotton ones on a daily basis.

Also, ditch the umbrella and go with a poncho. It will be smaller, lighter and more versatile (doubles as a ground cloth or a makeshift rain shelter).

Make sure you have 1 set of extra batteries for the head lamp. When you have to switch them out, know that it is time to replenish your extra ones.

For the guide book, I would try to trim as much of the fat off that thing as possible if you know exactly where you are going. You can probably reduce the over all weight of that if you wanted to.

I see the money belt so you are a bit worried of being pickpocketed/robbed. I'd buy two or three shitty quality, second hand wallets and fill them up with 15-20 bucks (5's and 1's to make it seem like more money) and old membership cards and keep it in your pocket. That way, if you get held up, you can toss them the wallet. They think they have your real wallet and are more likely to leave without discovering your money belt.

Also, unless you know something I don't, there is no reason to bring your birth certificate. For your passport though, I would make copies of it and leave one at home with your parents (or someone who knows how to use a scanner and email) and keep one in your bag. Also, making a list of phone numbers and addresses of US embassies in every country you plan on passing through would be a good idea to have too.

u/apokeguy · 2 pointsr/travel

Bestek universal travel adapter

I traveled to South Africa and just used a simple voltage converter and was fine. I also had my laptop, tablet, phone and camera to charge. But sometimes it’s better to be safe than sorry 😊

u/blorg · 1 pointr/travel

> Just buy a cheap USB charger for $1 when you land so you have a local plug.

If he has a US charger that will work in Japan and South East Asia. Add a tiny euro converter to it (which you can get locally for like 50c) and it will work in India and Europe as well. It will also work in the UK/Ireland/Malaysia/Singapore, incidentally, you just need to press in the earth pin in the socket to get it in. This is what I travel with mostly, American plugs and that little adapter.

I'm slightly wary of the really cheap Chinese USB chargers, in my experience branded chargers tend to work better and may be less of a safety risk. I usually only use the one really cheap one I have to charge other cheap stuff that only requires a low current.

But for Japan/SE Asia US plugs work the best anyway.

u/phyneas · 1 pointr/travel

Unless you plan to be camping in the wilderness for most of your trip, you're probably better off bringing a universal power plug adapter like this one. It's really small and light and much easier to carry around than a solar panel. As long as your USB battery pack and power converter support the voltages in those countries, you don't need a voltage converter. (Almost all USB power converters these days support 100-240V, so you are probably fine, but check to make sure so you don't start a fire or burn out your transformer or device.)

u/lastdukestreetking · 2 pointsr/travel

I'm not saying "get this specific one", but I always travel with something like this.

Yeah, it's a small brick, but it doesn't take up all that room. It'll have the right plugs for any international outlet, and it has USB connections as, you could charge your phone (via USB), your travel battery (via USB), and your camera battery (via plug) at the same time.

I travel with a lot of electronics, so I also travel with a mini-travel power strip like this (again, I'm not saying "buy this one", just that it's an example of something I travel with), so that I can charge multiple plugs and multiple USBs at the same time.

The small brick for the outlets and the small travel power strip really don't take up much room at all, and they ensure that I can charge all my devices no matter the destination. All I need is one outlet, and I can charge something like 5 devices via USB and plugs.

u/YourRaraAvis · 1 pointr/travel

I wouldn't do white, personally. I bought one white travel shirt and tossed it after one trip in favor of black and navy.

Also, I would trade toilet paper for baby wipes.

Edited to add: I don't know where you're going, but that adapter is only useful for USA --> parts of Europe. If you are going to the UK, or if you end up buying electronics there (for instance, my macbook power cord broke as soon as I got here, and to buy a cord + American adapter was more than twice as expensive as buying a UK cord), you'll want something like this. It's bigger, but far more useful.

u/YouCantGoToPigfarts · 1 pointr/travel

I'm pretty sure that's a sink stopper. You can put it on the sink drain so it fills up, which can make it easier to do laundry.

Something like this

u/gs0ns · 8 pointsr/travel

I recommend you consider the material of your underwear - I see you've got some UnderArmour compression shorts there. From my Euro trip, my friend brought the same stuff and the material is good for wicking away moisture, but it gets smelly real quick.

I brought a couple pairs of these and they were definitely worth the investment. You can wear them weeks at a time and they dry quickly after washing.

u/PeteyNice · 2 pointsr/travel
u/stl805 · 4 pointsr/travel

I use an Osprey Fairpont 40L. I love it. Can be used as a backpack or duffel. Perfect size for a carryon.

Osprey Packs Farpoint 40 Travel Backpack, Volcanic Grey, Medium/Large

u/seanomenon · 1 pointr/travel

Here's a variety. The one I have has loops at the ends, much better than suction cups IMHO. (I think there is a brand out there that has both, though.) You can also just get away with a length of strong twine, and even just draping things over shower curtain rods, towel racks, and radiators in a pinch. I like having the clothesline though.

The universal sink stopper is a must have if you plan to do any hand-washing. You never know if your lodging's sink will have a stopper at all.

u/ScrewTheAverage · 1 pointr/travel

We've been very happy with the Kikkerland UL03-A, and it's affordable at about $10.

We're r/Onebag travelers so volume (4.3 x 7.9 x 0.8 inches) and weight (3.2 ounces) is very important to us.

We've plugged/unplugged it ~75 times over the last 10 months and it's as good as new.

u/CallingYouOut2 · 1 pointr/travel

Yeah, I do almost the same I have this travel power strip that goes everywhere with me. Works great for the airport when I need a plug and they're all occupied. I can usually ask someone to share, and never been refused.

u/Brittanymaria423 · 1 pointr/travel

I also really love this power strip, and it is especially helpful when staying in hostel dorm rooms. There are four outlets to charge stuff.

u/JulieJulep · 0 pointsr/travel

For charging things, you need both a converter and adapter if your electronics aren't dual voltage, one for dealing with the different shapes of the outlets in Europe, and one for dealing with the different voltage. Rick Steves talks about it here. Usually they're now in one piece. I got mine at Bed Bath & Beyond for pretty cheap. Here's an example. I have this, which is only a plug adapter because my electronics are marked dual voltage.

As for overhead room, I've never had trouble, especially if you aren't bringing anything bigger than a standard backpack or duffel bag. Even if it does get crowded, the flight attendants usually go around playing tetris so everyone can find space.

All flights I've been on had front door loading only, boarding by 'zones,' where 1/2/3 are first/business/priority passengers. Your zone will be marked on your ticket. Coach zones (like 3/4/5) have always boarded last. You won't be able to get on first unless you pay extra for the better front seats.

u/SpamNinja915 · 1 pointr/travel

I would recommend an Osprey Farpoint 40L. 40L should cover all your needs for a trip, and is still a carry on size for most airlines.

It's sleek and has a frame for your laptop so it doesn't get all banged up. I would have gotten this bag if I didn't already have a Kelty Redwing 40L.

If you're asking about a bag to carry out in the streets while you're traveling, I might recommend a messenger bag of some sort, that way you get easy access to your stuff and it's harder to filch from a backpack.

u/the10drforever · 2 pointsr/travel

I would personally recommend this adapter. Has more options. Just make sure that your power adapters are approved for the higher voltage of most European countries (the apple chargers are fine) Insten Universal World Wide Travel Charger Adapter Plug, White

u/With_Camera · 1 pointr/travel

No problem!

Here's a good backpack that compresses down to nothing, to take with you on dayhikes and stick your electronics into on the buses. I bought one before leaving and I was pretty stoked with it:

I was in that area for about 3 months starting in December, so I'm not exactly sure how it is during Feb / March, but we didn't get rained out too much. You'll probably get a bit of rain in the coast (Cartagena, Tayrona), and around Salento, but usually it doesn't last more than a few hours. I remember being in Armenia (close to Salento), and it would rain like clockwork in the afternoon. Same with Barichara, but just after sunset for about an hour.

Bring a light waterproof jacket, and waterproof hiking boots and you'll be fine. Something I didn't think of until a minute ago: water. In some towns, be careful drinking the water. I'd say 80% of places in Colombia / Ecuador are fine for tap water, but there are a few smaller towns that have water which will make you sick. Just ask the hostel owner or a local if it's safe or not to drink.

Here's a breakdown of what I was hauling in my pack:


-cooking pot / mini stove

-water filter

-external hard drive




-flip flops


-small camera tripod

-bathroom stuff

-toilet paper (this is one of the most important, many restrooms in South America don't provide toilet paper)

-air mattress

-2 lenses


u/Velouriocity · 1 pointr/travel

This is the backpack I've used for the last 4 or 5 years. It packs up pretty small, is very lightweight, and is comfortable to wear. I have the 20L size - it's big enough for a hoodie, a book, sunglasses, a water boottle, my wallet and phone.

u/jaksiemasz · 2 pointsr/travel

I recently read Vagabonding by Rolf Potts, it was pretty interesting.

It's about traveling not a story about travelling though. If you travel a lot you may have already experienced some of what he talks about.

u/terminal_e · 1 pointr/travel

I have like 3 of these - there is a cylindrical zippable mesh bag they all fit into, and they weight nearly nothing.

I know I have no need to adapt voltage, just plugs

u/snobordin8 · 1 pointr/travel

Vagabonding by Rolf Potts is a great read. He talks about the philosophy of travel quite a bit.

u/iTDub · 1 pointr/travel

Yup, these ones activate once you pop them in: PrePaid Europe (UK THREE) sim card 12GB data+3000 minutes+3000 texts for 30 days with FREE ROAMING/USE in 71 destinations including all European countries

u/Tooch10 · 1 pointr/travel

If we're talking about the same 30 day, 12GB 3 UK SIM on Amazon, I used that last year and could stream video (and I assume audio, I didn't check), even tethering worked even though it said it didn't. I would get that SIM again if I were traveling around Europe again. Speeds are 4G (not LTE), so while not blazing fast still very much useful.

u/pukingbuzzard · 1 pointr/travel


My wife has me on this mission as well, she has two hair tools (one is like a stick, one is the clamping thing) both are 110-240v 50-60hz. If I buy this item, can I just plug them into it, then it into the wall, and be fine (I know both can't be used at the same time, but i assume the dual voltage indicator on both items means they are made precisely for this application). I just don't want her blowing them up then being sad. We will also be in Italy later in the month and I figure it should work the same way there as well?

She also has a blow dryer but its 110v (so non dual?) and I don't think that is safe to plug into a UK/EU outlet (Becasue they push 220v?).

Lastly, with this item, at night time can we let say use the 2 USB slots for our phones and the one AC/plug slot for our laptop no problem?



u/tas121790 · 4 pointsr/travel

Ive been in one hostel in 4 months that had USB power outlets. Simply put, no hostels dont offer this. Just buy adapters now cause theyre cheaper on amazon than in the stores. I guarantee you will be buying them within a day once you get to your destination.

I bought a pack on amazon for 8 bucks that has all the adapters you will need in every country you go to.

Id say ditch the solar panel (unless you plan on camping a lot) and keep the USB battery pack. Battery packs are extremely useful if your hostel is short on plugs or youre on a long train/bus/plane that has no outlets.

u/MarkVII88 · 2 pointsr/travel

I have traveled to Ireland, Iceland, UK, Netherlands, Vietnam, Costa Rica, Italy, Dominican Republic, and the Cayman Islands with the travel power adapter listed below. I highly recommend.


u/subcosm · 1 pointr/travel

Read Vagabonding by Rolf Potts, as soon as possible. It’s full of useful advice for travel, especially solo travel.

u/el_benhameen · 1 pointr/travel

Also, check out this book. A nice guide/inspiration for the whole getting rid of stuff and focusing on travel thing.

u/sthsthsth · 2 pointsr/travel

Its easiest to buy one of these:

It has all the combinations of in/out you'll need all over the world.

Reminder that this won't work for hair dryers or hair straighteners.

u/VagabondVivant · 24 pointsr/travel

I actually went in the opposite direction, favoring compactness over convenience. I just use a 3-outlet tap combined with the power adapter for whatever country I'm in.

I've never had issues fitting things on the outlet tap and it packs up to a tiny size.

u/[deleted] · 1 pointr/travel

>Is there a book or something that'll help with this stuff?

Yes there is. This book is incredible for the first time traveler.

u/Canlurker · 2 pointsr/travel

Get this book I wish I would have read this book before I went to Thailand.

u/Up2Eleven · 2 pointsr/travel

An outlet adapter for various countries. Something like this.

u/CharlieKillsRats · 2 pointsr/travel

Those box universal adapters work really well, they are cheap, usually $10 or less and work just about everywhere and even though they are a little big its not an issue.

u/drakulaed · 2 pointsr/travel

I would actually recommend you to get a local one at every place you'd go through. For example, the EU uses a two pin plug converter, so just get one for that, and you're covered for both Germany and Austria.

There's no point in investing a lot for a multipurpose plug converter, because it costs way more than buying individual converters.

You can get one for $2 (Amazon) whilst a reputable universal travel adapter would cost at least $14 (Amazon)

So considering you have multiple devices, just get 2 of the $2 adapters, and you'll be fine.

u/afa392 · 1 pointr/travel

I've been using this adapter for a while now and it works really well. It is just an adapter but it isn't an issue since most chargers allows you to use a range of voltage from 110 to 220

u/jeanal · 1 pointr/travel

Sorry mate, just to confirm - is the bag below the same bag I linked you earlier?



It's £30 cheaper on amazon and i'm not sure why.

u/gonapster · 2 pointsr/travel

you should read Vagabonding.
The book is not long and it has everything you ever need to know. It was eye opener for me :D

u/pgaf · 7 pointsr/travel

Read this book: Vagabonding by Rolf Potts

u/BadAdviceBadger · 3 pointsr/travel

I have been looking at this for an upcoming trip but have never used one

u/thainomad · 1 pointr/travel

I guess it depends on how you sleep.

I'm also looking at this, this, and this.

u/falconred · 1 pointr/travel

I suggest getting a universal adapter like this that you can use on future travels, unless you specifically need a heavy-duty one.

u/oneguynick · 11 pointsr/travel

I couldn't live without my power adapter converter with USB charging built-in:

u/tothefux · 2 pointsr/travel

I will be purchasing the Osprey Farpoint 40 Travel Backpack as my only and carry on luggage throughout the trip.

u/electricsheep12345 · 1 pointr/travel

This one.

Small enough that I don't even notice I'm carrying it.

u/the_dread · 1 pointr/travel

For packing in general, this thread on Flyertalk is great.

I took 3, as the eBags packing cubes come in 3. The biggest one held all of my clothes. The medium one has cords, chargers, adapters, etc. The small one has a pair of shoes. I don't have too much stuff, so if your stuff can't fit in all the cubes (more or less), just fiddle with it. Some people use one for dirty clothes. I just let my dirty clothes float around my bag and use it for padding and to take up irregular space.

Also, I forgot to include this in my other posts: Get an adapter for the EU sockets. If you charge lots of things (e.g. cellphone, laptop, iPad, traveling partner's stuff), you'll want a travel extension socket thing. I have this one and I love it.

u/terminalninja · 2 pointsr/travel

Check out exofficio boxers, they're made of an anti microbial material and you can go almost a whole week without washing them, perfect for traveling light. Not to mention they are a thousand times more comfortable than anything I've worn.


Boxer Briefs


u/PearsonFlyer · 2 pointsr/travel

I have about 5 of these in my travel bag. They work everywhere I've been, and don't have parts that come off or get lost.

u/swollencornholio · 1 pointr/travel

I ended up buying a lot of my stuff when I was abroad. Like a toaster, blender, toiletries and shit of that nature. Research expat sites and cheap places to buy essentials in Rome so you can get stuff there.

You’ll have to check every one of your devices you want to bring but there are some that work with European outlet voltage (iPhones, iPads, etc) and some that don’t. For things that do work with the voltage buy these. For things that don’t you will need a converter. Something like this will work. Research each of your products if you plug something that needs a converter into an adaptor it will be ruined.

u/darylb · 3 pointsr/travel

For travelling / backpacking in Europe, I have found a few things useful:

  • Flat rubber sink plug for handwashing in hostel sinks
  • Rubber travel clothesline for hanging clothes
  • Tube of concentrated laundry soap
  • Packing cubes help to keep clothes organized
  • Travel towel (Packtowl is my favorite)
  • Eye mask & ear plugs
  • Plastic bags and elastic bands (useful for many things including wet clothes)
  • PDF versions of guidebooks (eg. Lonely planet)
  • External USB battery for phone/device charging
  • European SIM card
  • Having some quick-dry clothing
  • Light and cheap laptop for long-term trips
  • P+S camera, gopro
  • Daypack
  • Flip flops for hot weather, around the hostle and in the hostel showers
  • 0% exchange credit card to taking out cash
  • Combination padlock for hostel lockers (no key to lose)
  • Offline map app such as Here Maps
  • Small container with an assortment of bandages
  • Cold and flu medicine, anti-biotic ointment, aspirin

    Not needed:

  • Heavy physical guidebooks
  • Multiple pairs of shoes (1 is enough)
  • Power transformer (an adapter is enough as most cell phone and laptop adapters chargers can accept 110-230 V)
  • Lots of cash on hand (take out as needed to reduce theft / loss risk)
  • I brought a small steel cable to lock my bag in places that didn't have lockers but i never used it
  • Sewing kit (haven't used it in 6 months)
  • Sleep sheet (I brought one in case there were dirty places I had to sleep in but it wasn't necessary in the end)
  • Under-the-shirt / under-the-belt passport holder. There are varied opinions but I prefer leaving my passport in the hostel locker.
u/blackberrybramble · 1 pointr/travel

I've come to rely really heavily on my battery packs when I travel. I use my phone for so many apps at this point - train apps, map apps, social media, photos. It all kills the battery like crazy, so I've invested in a couple of battery packs and I take them both with me.

Anker is known for theirs and this is the one I most recently purchased.

u/mohishunder · 1 pointr/travel

Sure, it was this device.

It charges fine in the US. It has lit up but failed to charge in a couple of different countries, using exactly the same cable and plug (plus a prong adapter) as in the US.

u/calzenn · 1 pointr/travel

Most likely you will only have to pick up a plug adapter. Most power units are both 110 and 220/240 already. it should say so on the side.

like this


No need to worry about the exact type and for each and every one...