The no. 1 must-have backpack item according to YOU

We asked you to tell us your most important backpack essentials when packing for a trip, and here are the results.

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KELLIE, 23 – HAIRBRUSH.

You don’t want to be posing for photos in the most beautiful places, only to look back at them and you’re having an absolute ‘mare with your hair.

EMILY, 22 – DRY SHAMPOO.

Quick, accessible and easy to use on the go – where can you go wrong? We can’t count the number of times dry shampoo has saved lives (maybe not literally).

EMMA, 22 – FACE WIPES.

Skin-care routines follow you wherever they go, so understandably that means face wipes are a top priority.

Sweets or chewing gum for the plane – I’m not about that ear popping life!

SUSIE, 23 – LIPBALM.

The heat can make your lips go chapped, particularly if you’re dehydrated. So when you’re trying to look your best for the photos (and perhaps romantic interests), top up your lips and make them shine.

EMMA, 22 – A CAMERA.

Even if you don’t have something as expensive as a Go Pro, definitely take a camera. You don’t want to trust that iPhone battery life now do you.

TOBIAS, 22 – WATER BOTTLE.

Perfect for a walk in the Sahara.

 

 

EMILY, 21 – TRAVEL PILLOW FOR WHEN YOU END UP NAPPING ON TRAINS.

You don’t want to be posing for photos in the most beautiful places, only to look back at them and you’re having an absolute ‘mare with your hair.

HOLLY, 24 – PLASTERS AND PARACETAMOL, BETTER SAFE THAN SORRY.

The Two P’s. You never know if you’re going to fall and graze your knees (trust, it happens to the best of us), or if you come down with a fever and need relief, or you might even get your period. Being prepared never hurt anyone.

 

JO, 23 – PADS AND TAMPONS, YOU NEVER KNOW!

Pretty self-explanatory.

NIALL, 21 – I’LL MAKE MY MUM PROUD AND SAY SUNCREAM.

Yeah… just let Ross and Rachel
be the only lobsters, please.

MATT, 19
– TRAINERS.

Has anyone actually ever turned up for a hike wearing heels?

…No point going anywhere if I can’t bloody see.

MICHELLE, 21 – SWEETS OR CHEWING GUM FOR THE PLANE. I’M NOT ABOUT THAT EAR POPPING LIFE!

If only it was socially acceptable for people over the age of 18 to cry and scream during and after take-off like a baby can. At least sweets will help take your mind off the pain.

CONNOR, 21
– MY HEADPHONES.

People are being too loud on the train, block them out. People are partying too hard in the hostel, block them out. You want some time to yourself but people are everywhere. Block. Them. Out.

 

BEN, 21
– PASSPORT.

 

You wont be getting anywhere without that!

RACHEL, 21 – MY GLASSES! NO POINT GOING ANYWHERE IF I CAN’T BLOODY SEE!

Eye for one certainly agree.

CASSIE, 21 – FOR ME? CONTACT LENSES. MY FRIEND SAID A GOOD BOOK.

Invest in a good read for operation #SaveYourPhoneBattery.

 

JESSICA, 21 – AN EXTERNAL BATTERY FOR MY PHONE.

If you plan on taking photos and videos on your phone, it’ll drain your battery within the hour. A portable charger will be your best friend.

MARIA, 22 – CURRENCY.

 

Taking sterling currency to Greece will probably work, right?

 

 

 

 

 

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Post Author: Olivia

I'm from Yorkshire in England so you can imagine I love drinking well-brewed tea. Lots of tea. I also love to travel and have adventures, while taking photos to capture the moment.

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