What to Invest in Before You Head Off Travelling


Are you about to head off on a grand adventure? If so, there are a few things you want to do and buy before you head out. Some items you can buy once you’ve reached your destination, while others are items that are better used if bought before you board your flight out. That’s because some of these items you’ll want to use right away, even while on the plane. For a list of some of the items you should invest in before you begin your travelling, read more below.

Flip Flops

Though pretty much everywhere sells flip flops, especially locations in tropical destinations, generally speaking those flip flops are extremely cheap and aren’t made to last more than a few walks on the beach. Because of this, you’ll want to invest in a pair or two from Skate Hut before you head out. Also, flip flops are great shoes to wear when going through security at the airport as you can easily take them off and on.


Because most all of us like to carry around a few electronics when we travel, it’s important to make sure that you remember to pack every single one of your chargers. In addition, it’s an even better idea to buy a few extras just in case you lose a few or some of them break during your trip. The last thing you want to happen is to be stuck abroad with no way to charge your computer or phone.

Ear mask and ear plugs

Great for both on the plane and at nosy hotels, eye masks and ear plugs are a cheap investment that go a long way. You can find the pretty much everywhere too, making them an easy purchase before you head out. Just don’t wait until you get to the airport to buy them. Airport prices are normally 2 to 3 times higher, making them more of a financial investment than you may be prepared for.


If you plan on taking a lot of photos during your travelling and want to make sure you take your best set ever, you’ll want to invest in a nice compact tripod. Gone are the days where tripods were big and bulky, so if you’re traveling with just a carry-on, you’ll be in luck. Nowadays, tripods can be found to compact down to about a foot or so in length, making them super easy to pack up and go. A lot of them are light weight as well.

Travel journal

If you’re planning on documenting your travel in writing and not just pictures and videos, investing in a good travel journal is a great idea. This is because loose paper is easy to lose and even easier to damage, which in the end can cause a lot of frustration. A travel journal allows you to put everything into one place. They’re also relatively small, making them a great purchase for those who choose to be carry-on only.

When it comes to preparing for a trip out of the country, or even to another part of your own, it’s important to know what to pack and what not too. It’s also very important to invest in a few key items as well.