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Must-have travel accessories for your next adventure

Team AckoApr 25, 2023

Going on an adventure trip? No matter the mode of travel, it is important to have the right accessories with you to make your journey more enjoyable - and, for some long-distance trips, even more, comfortable and safe. From medical and safety supplies to entertainment and comfort items, here are the must-have travel accessories you shouldn’t leave without!




Essential Items

The essential items are those items that everyone should have, regardless of the type of journey or mode of transportation. In many cases, your set of essential items will stay the same for all journeys; just making sure that all of your items are updated and in proper working order.

1. Identification

No matter where your adventure is taking you, having valid identification is absolutely essential. Make sure to get it ready before your travels, such as getting your passport if you’re crossing a border. For domestic journeys, your driver’s license or national identity card should be with you at all times.

2. Cash

Being able to pay for services and goods in cash can be a lifesaver in any situation, so make sure to have your money ready. If you’re travelling out of the country, make sure to thoroughly research the currency used, so you know what notes and coins you need to carry.

3. Medication

If you have a chronic medical condition and take regular medications, make sure to carry a sufficient amount for your entire journey, usually at least a few days more. Also keep a copy of all medical prescriptions, just in case you have any issues with the border authorities.

4. Insurance Policy

For international trips, having travel insurance is a must. Depending on the type, it can give you all sorts of protection and reimbursement, in case of an accident or emergency. Local travel insurance policies in India can also be very useful, with some policies covering emergency medical bills, emergency evacuation and even baggage loss.

5. First-aid Supplies

You can’t always predict when something goes wrong and having a first-aid kit on hand will give you the peace of mind that comes with knowing that you can quickly tend to any minor injuries while far away from home. Include bandages and wound dressings, pain killers and antiseptics such as wipes or antiseptic lotions.

Comfort & Entertainment Items

Comfort and entertainment items are those items that will help you get the most out of your experience, whilst making it as pleasurable as possible. Depending on your mode of travel and planned activities, your set of comfort and entertainment items could even be extended to include a small camera, binoculars or even a hamper of snacks!

1. Personal Electronics

Nowadays, almost everyone travels with at least one personal electronic device. From a laptop, a smartphone, a tablet or a music player, each electronic device requires its own set of accessories, such as a charging cable, a power bank, earphones and a speaker.

2. Reading Material

If you’re travelling by plane, train or car, having something to read is a great way to pass the time. Whether it’s a book, an e-reader or even a magazine, make sure to have one chosen beforehand, so you can make the most out of your journey.

3. Travel Pillow & Blanket

For a good night's rest or a few minutes of deep sleep, a travel pillow and/or a small blanket can make all the difference between a comfortable journey and an uncomfortable one. Invest in one that offers a good amount of head and neck support, as well as one that’s both lightweight and warm.

4. Entertainment Apps

Although the entertainment apps you choose will not take up physical room in your bag, they can still make a huge difference in how you experience your journey. Stock up on a few of your favourite music, books, films and/or TV shows before your journey and make sure you have an active subscription, if needed.

5. Portable Chargers & Cables

Portable chargers and cables come in all sorts of shapes, sizes and capacities. Pick one that’s suitable for your device and can sustain a few days of use. Remember that some chargers also double up as power banks, allowing you to charge multiple devices on the go.


The above items are just some of the must-have travel accessories that can make your next adventure more comfortable and enjoyable. Remember to plan ahead, research the local currency, and pick the accessories that meet your needs. With the right set of items, you can be sure that your trip will be an unforgettable one!

Frequently Asked Questions

Find below the responses to the questions about the essential travel accessories that you must have for your upcoming adventure.


What type of identification do I need for domestic travel?

You will usually need your driver’s license or national identity card for domestic travel. It’s always a good idea to check the specific requirements for whatever mode of transport or location you are travelling to.

What type of power bank do I need for my laptop?

For a laptop, you will need a power bank that has a higher capacity than regular ones and that can also provide a suitable voltage. A power bank of 15000–20000 mAh and with a minimum of 18 volts is usually suitable.

Do I need a special kind of travel pillow?

Yes, you will need a pillow specifically designed for travelling. It should be comfortable, lightweight and supportive. Make sure to test different types of pillows and opt for one that best suits your needs.


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