What kind of thing will you take with you on a trip?

Feb 9th, 2019, 02:36 AM
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What kind of thing will you take with you on a trip?

I wondered what your suitcase consists of. I always take a camera with me, otherwise without it is not a journey. What do you take with you on various trips?
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Feb 9th, 2019, 06:20 AM
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Less clothes, more money!
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Feb 9th, 2019, 08:00 AM
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My suitcase has clothes, shoes, toiletries, books. Depends on the type of trip, sometimes I take a laptop, sometimes a digital camera.

I think most people travel with a smartphone these days.
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Feb 13th, 2019, 03:02 AM
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Top of my packing list: Kindle, Camera, Hiking boots, Immodium.
Small backpack normally contains clothes for a week (I'll only take a larger back if an extended stay if I am unable to get an apartment with a washing machine)
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Feb 13th, 2019, 08:36 PM
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Originally Posted by gowardtoli View Post
I always take a camera with me, otherwise without it is not a journey.
I now always take a camera, but I didn't own a camera when I took my first 4 international trips. And my memories are no less vivid despite that lack.
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Feb 13th, 2019, 09:32 PM
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There are many things to carry with youbut main thing is where you are going. Important items to carry are Passport, EU Adapters, Phone charger/portable phone charger, Waterproof mac, Sleeping bag liner, Camera, Medicines etc

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Feb 16th, 2019, 01:59 PM
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My suitcase always contains clothes, shoes, underwear! Depending on where you go of course, some accessories would be nice too.
  1. Phone & charger
  2. Lap top & charger
  3. GoPro & charger
  4. Ipod shuffle & charger
  5. Universal plug
  6. Medicine, tums, aspirin, ibuprofen, supplements, bandages...insect repellent!
  7. Toiletries is a must!
  8. Epilator or disposable razors
  9. Tweezers, scissors, cosmetics
  10. Allergy cream
  11. Bikini
  12. Sunbathing cream
  13. Travel pills, Dramamine
  14. ALL necessary documents (passport, ID, credit cards, some cash)
  15. EARPLUGS and EYE MASK ( trust me on this one)
  16. I don't go anywhere without my Turkish coffee
  17. 1 book
  18. MY HAPPY MOOD
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Feb 26th, 2019, 04:46 AM
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I would like to take my camera to take fantastic photos while touring around tourist destinations. I would also take a lot in money, some of them in cash and the rest will be on my credit card in order not to lose my money. I definitely won't forget my medicine as I'm not sure that I'll find the same kind of medicine that I'm used to in the country that I'm traveling to and last but not least, I'll take my beloved wife who shares the best moments of life with me.
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Mar 1st, 2019, 04:26 AM
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A few must have's - camera, extra money, my tieks shoes, toiletries, necessary documents.
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Mar 1st, 2019, 10:38 AM
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Just the most necessary things, as few as possible. My camera and lenses take a lot of space, but I can't do without it
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Mar 3rd, 2019, 06:30 AM
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Originally Posted by alexfisher50 View Post
Just the most necessary things, as few as possible. My camera and lenses take a lot of space, but I can't do without it
I have 2 small Nikon S2's I keep one in a case on my belt which is much more handy in case I encounter a great picture opportunity. The S2 has a toggle to go from wide angle to telephoto and a switch to turn on the flash for close pictures. The batteries and storage cards are interchangeable with several other Nikon models.
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Mar 4th, 2019, 05:47 PM
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Don’t forget your antibacterial wipes like Clorox, Lysol or Wet Wipes to clean your airplane/train/bus seat, armrest, tray table, seat belt, and air vent, etc. It can be worse than a toilet.
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Mar 4th, 2019, 05:54 PM
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Don’t forget your antibacterial wipes
According to the American Medical Association, antibacterial wipes encourage the development of antibiotic-resistant bacteria ("superbugs," which are an increasing thread to health) and so should be avoided. Please don't use them on airlines or any where else!

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Carry your original and duplicate legal document first like visa , Id proof
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Mar 5th, 2019, 04:25 AM
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Originally Posted by kja View Post
According to the American Medical Association, antibacterial wipes encourage the development of antibiotic-resistant bacteria ("superbugs," which are an increasing thread to health) and so should be avoided. Please don't use them on airlines or any where else!
From : Time Magazine: "Dr. Charles Gerba, microbiologist at the University of Arizona, (says) that the (airplane) trays he’s tested through research have had cold viruses, human parainfluenza viruses, norovirus (which can cause diarrhea and vomiting) and the superbug MRSA, which causes skin infections."

There are always choices to be made, and lots of disagreements even among medical professionals. And, yes, we limit our wipes only to travel. We just opt not to travel in a toilet if we can avoid it. “In the meantime, to avoid eating dinner off a tray that someone piled used tissues or changed a baby’s diaper on just hours earlier, wipe it down with a sanitizing wipe,” Dr. Michael Zimring, director of travel medicine at Baltimore’s Mercy Medical Center, tells TIME. (I wonder if Dr. Zimring is a member of the AMA or if anyone in his hospital uses antibacterial products).

Although I mentioned brands many people use and are happy with, we personally look for friendlier, less chemical versions, such as one from Seventh Generation. At home, where we have some measure of control, we use a plain old bar of soap or other simple non-toxic cleaning products.

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Mar 5th, 2019, 05:34 AM
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Originally Posted by kja View Post
According to the American Medical Association, antibacterial wipes encourage the development of antibiotic-resistant bacteria ("superbugs," which are an increasing thread to health) and so should be avoided. Please don't use them on airlines or any where else!
I'm sorry, but this is not necessarily practical. I take medication which suppresses my immune system and without the medication I would not be able to travel. At home I use Purell on my hands (or just wash them) and I don't use wipes, but on a plane (and in a hotel) I am certainly going to use wipes, and not just on the tray. (BTW, turns out that the most germ-ridden thing you will encounter on a plane trip is the check-in screen. I try to avoid similar screens in normal life, too.)
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Mar 5th, 2019, 05:05 PM
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I didn't mention the exception to the rule: Of course, any one who has a compromised or suppressed immune system should work with his/her physician to come up with a plan to support his or her health!

But for the rest of us, there is really no reason to use a wipe that includes an antibacterial substance when there are many alternatives that are as effective at killing germs -- alternatives that use soap, alcohol, bleach, or other substances to sanitize the surface without promoting the growth of superbugs. I would think that we would all benefit from actions that limit the growth of antibacterial-resistant bacteria, including -- and perhaps particularly -- those who have compromised immune systems.
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Mar 5th, 2019, 05:44 PM
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Originally Posted by kja View Post
But for the rest of us, there is really no reason to use a wipe that includes an antibacterial substance when there are many alternatives that are as effective at killing germs -- alternatives that use soap, alcohol, bleach, or other substances to sanitize the surface without promoting the growth of superbugs. I would think that we would all benefit from actions that limit the growth of antibacterial-resistant bacteria, including -- and perhaps particularly -- those who have compromised immune systems.
A lot of disinfectant wipes are mostly alcohol. I didn't hear what you bring as your alternative to the cesspool of an airplane. I will go with the travel doctor I quoted.
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Mar 5th, 2019, 05:50 PM
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A lot of disinfectant wipes are mostly alcohol. I didn't hear what you bring as your alternative to the cesspool of an airplane. I will go with the travel doctor I quoted.
Great! Please note that the travel doctor you quoted referred to sanitizing wipes, not antibacterial wipes.

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Mar 6th, 2019, 02:45 PM
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i always bring the pacsafe. Check it out. Very good if your somewhere without a safety box or even at the beach. awesome!
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