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Travel Products

1. Universal Travel Adapter

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I was unsure about this, but it still works to this day! It was particularly handy in South America, where I was moving between various different countries with different outlets.

2. Silky Sleeping Bag Liner

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This saved my butt so many times. In dodgy hostels when I didn’t trust the sheets. On cold buses when I needed a nap.

According to the reviews on Amazon, one reviewer even used it for her fake tan. FYI.

3. Mosquito Net

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4. Silk Money Belt

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I use this to keep my passport and money safe. I can even fit my iPhone and keys in there! Most importantly, it’s slim, so it’s not visible under your clothes.

But you’re probably wondering why I chose a silk money belt, “Oh, she’s one of THOSE travellers”. Not to get too gross on you, but silk tends to repel sweat. That comes in handy when you’re in a hot country!

5. Water Purification Tablets

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It’s unfeasible to assume that you’ll always have access to bottled water. These tablets allow you to purify tap water and they actually work!

Travel Apps/Websites

1. Maps.me is a brilliant offline map app that everyone should know about. When I first started travelling, I thought “Oh no! I won’t have roaming data! How am I going to get around? Wait…I wonder if there’s an app that allows you to download maps for offline use”. There was indeed such a thing, and it saved my butt on so many occasions. Basically, you download regions/countries when you’re online, and then when you’re offline, your device will use GPS to find where you are. I’m not affiliated with this app, but this is genius and I hope it helps you out, too!

2. I also use rome2rio.com when I need to get a bus or a train. Let’s say you need to get a bus from Rio to São Paulo. This website will give you a list of bus operators, their websites, and how frequently they run. It also calculates the journey time and the price. Sorted!

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