9 August 2016

10 things you can travel without

1. Half the clothes you think you’ll need. You can manage on a lot less than you think.

10 things you can travel without - a pile of clothes

2. Clothes that focus on fashion more than comfort. You’ll regret it when your trousers refuse to dry or you’re shivering in your vest top.

10 things you can travel without - silly clothes

3. Teddy. He takes up space and you will be very upset if you lose him.

10 things you can travel without - teddy bear

4. Lots of electrical stuff – you’ll need adaptors and chargers as well as your gadgets.

10 things you can travel without - gadget flowerpot

5. An extensive medical kit. Unless you’re going somewhere very remote, you probably won’t need your own syringes.

10 things you can travel without - a sophisticated medical kit

6. Books – they’re heavy and it’s easy to find them on travellers’ routes.

10 things you can travel without - a pile of big heavy books

7. Lots of beauty products. It’s fine to take a bit of make-up but stop at the hair-straighteners.

10 things you can travel without - a slew of beauty products

8. Anything that is, or looks like, or smells like, it could be used to take drugs.

10 things not to take travelling - an anti-drugs t-shirt

9. Anything valuable. You might as well write ‘thieves enter here’ on your backpack.

10 things not to take travelling - your favourite crown

10. Anything that could break. It will.

10 things not to take travelling - a valuable but breakable statue

Now you've decided to leave your crown and Venus de Milo at home, why not search for a career break?

Image credits: Neil Turner, David Urbanke, Pete Bartell, Global Panorama, Cristiano Betta, CCAC North Library, Mainstream, Nathan Mac, Chris Brown, Ivo Jansch