Preparing for a trip takes a lot of time and energy. Once you have your luggage essentials, you have to make sure your handbag is taken care of. From the airport to your hotel, and even when you’re out for activities, you have to carry must-haves with you. Since it is an unfamiliar place, you have to be ready for whatever happens because you most likely won’t be back at your hotel until the end of the day. Whether for pleasure or business, here are some essentials you should have in your handbag when traveling.
Kate Spade Cameron Street Travel Passport Holder
The newest addition to my own travel handbag is a passport holder. You’ll be surprised at how convenient it actually is. Aside from keeping my passport safe, I can also keep important travel things in it separate from my wallet. Here I can place my boarding pass, immigration forms, and even calling cards if you’re going on a business trip. Available at Greenbelt 5.
TP-Link 4G LTE Mobile Wi-Fi
If you want to stay connected, carry around a pocket Wi-Fi with you. This one is small and compact and even has a supporting app. In the app, you can see how much battery it has, how much data has been used, and the number of devices connected to it. All you have to do it buy a sim card at the airport, stick it in, and you’re ready to go. Available at Octagon branches.
Anker PowerCore Slim 5000 Power bank
For your phone and pocket Wi-Fi, you’re going to need a power bank. This one is very slim and won’t take up much space in your bag. Depending on your device, it can have one to two full charges. This is great if you have a long itinerary for the day. Available Uptown Mall.
Charles & Keith Classic Snap Button Wallet
When you’re traveling, you want to make sure you have everything with you, especially in your wallet. Trade your smaller one for this, It has seven card slots so you can bring all of yours with you. There is also a separate pouch for coins and a slot for bills. Available at SM Aura Premier.
One Basix Cookie Dough Chocolate Chunk Bar
When you have lots of activities planned, you’ll get tired and hungry quicker than usual. To be safe, have a safety snack in your bag so you don’t get hangry or pass out. This bar has 20 grams of protein, which will give your energy level the kick it needs. And, don’t worry, it only has 1 gram of sugar. Available on Beauty MNL.
Sip PH Burrito Silver
Depending on the destinations, restaurants and food stalls aren’t always sustainable. If you want to be as zero-waste as possible, bring your own utensils with you. Skip the plastic cutlery and use these bamboo ones instead. This set also comes with bamboo chopsticks, a classic metal straw, metal milk tea straw, and a cleaning brush. Available online.
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