10 Travel Essentials to plan your trip during Easter Triduum
By Ravi Taneja (Co-founder & Partner Succor Trendz)
Another long weekend is around the corner, and most of you might be planning a trip during those days. A quick getaway to a hill station or a beach before getting back to regular life. Speaking of which, are you aware of the significance of the Easter Triduum? It starts on Good Friday and ends on the day of Easter. It is also known as a holy week. In Christianity, it is believed that Jesus was crucified on Good Friday, and therefore the day is a remembrance of Jesus’s crucifixion. Three days later, Easter day is observed as the day of Jesus’s resurrection. The three days are collectively called the Easter Triduum.
Knowing a bit about the significance of the holidays is never harmful, right? Anyway, let’s move forward and continue with the travel talks and the essentials we need to carry. Planning a relaxing getaway is relatively easy, with a quick list of essentials in hand. In this article, we will provide you with just that!
Travel Essentials you would need on your trips!
- Toiletries Kit: These are the things we don’t want to use our bag space for but can’t go a day without them. The toiletries kit is most important for any travel trip. It includes essentials such as toothpaste, toothbrush, soaps, shampoo, sunscreen, moisturiser, razor, deodorant, comb, sanitary napkins, lip Balm, towels, etc. I want to add a few more items that are not carried by everyone but become a lifesaver on trips. These items are a knife-cutter set, thread and a needle (saves from unforeseen and unexpected wardrobe malfunctions), a nail cutter, an extra pair of spectacles (if you wear them), and a few bandages.
- Electronics: Electronics are the most important things to carry in the 21st century. The most important electronics include a powerbank and charging cords. You might want to carry a few more things, such as an I-pad, tablet, kindle or a laptop. However, we would recommend taking fewer electronic accessories to be able to absorb what the surroundings will have to offer.
- Identity Proof and Vaccination Certificate: You should always have identity proof and vaccination certificate with you no matter where you are travelling. Most hotels and lounges ask for them before giving you a place to stay.
- Passport and Passport Holders: If you are carrying a passport that also works as an identity, you can’t miss getting a passport holder with ample space for cash and cards and the passport. They become perfect travel wallets. The ones on our website also have RFID protection in them.
- Multipurpose Shoes: Shoes are a major concern while travelling. Choosing footwear is a tricky task. Take into consideration the type and amount of walking you will have to do. Comfort should be your priority while choosing footwear. Also, don’t carry too many pairs as they take up a lot of space. Keep the number of pairs you carry minimal but comfortable, non-slippery and easy to walk in. Moreover, we all should have that one pair that is comfortable even for trekking and looks good with almost all outfits.
- Travel Pouches: Travel pouches come in all shapes and sizes and are used for various purposes. They help compactly pack things and make your pre-travel arrangement organised and simple. The leather pouches could be a good choice as they are spacious but don’t take much space. Dedicate one pouch for medicines. Always carry medicines and ointment to tend to yourself or a friend.
- Money and Cards: Needless to say, you won’t be able to do anything without the money. Some people find it convenient not to carry cash, although I would recommend not doing that. Carry a good amount of cash along with cards. While travelling, we should also have both, so we don’t get stuck in any situation.
- RFID Wallets: While travelling, you would visit crowded tourist places and carry cards. Therefore, you need a leather wallet with RFID protection. Credit/debit cards have RFID technology that allows machines to scan them from a distance. However, it becomes a drawback as thieves can scan your card while walking on the street without getting into your pocket. RFID protection wallet does not allow such scans and therefore becomes essential for carefree and safe travels.
- Camera/Instant Camera: Take a camera to store memories not just in our minds but not the ones we can share and revisit. Instant cameras are the ones that produce prints of pictures immediately after clicking them. You might be thinking, who takes prints nowadays! Yes, it might not be popular these days, but it is a more creative and effective way of storing memories. How often do you revisit old photos on mobile phones without a google photos reminder? And how many times do you ignore old photo albums when they pop up while cleaning and don’t sit with your family to go through them? I guess your answer would be the same as mine, NEVER. It is why you need a camera and a good photo album. I use the vintage leather photo album from the Succor Trendz.
- Extra Pair of Clothes: Always carry one or two extra pairs of clothes. You would want to be ready for an impromptu change of plans or an extended trip for a day or two, or even if there’s a wardrobe malfunction. Maybe nothing like this happens, but you end up deciding to go into a river for a swim at a lake in a tranquil environment. You will need extra clothes in these situations.
The things mentioned in the above list are basics, and you can add a lot more to the list based on personal requirements. While planning a trip, make sure you pick a travelling bag with a bit of extra space than you need to stuff your belongings. It helps when you pack to return home and bring back some souvenirs. Moreover, some of the leather accessories mentioned above also make good gifts.