Travel Accessories: My Top 5

Last updated Jan 12, 2021 | Travel Accessories | 0 comments |

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Whether you’re a thrifty traveler, nomad, backpacker, or a luxurious traveler, we all share the need to take our most precious accessories with us on our adventures.  This is why I created my top 5 list of travel accessories that I take with me wherever I go traveling.  Check it out!

Travel Accessories - Passport Holder - Bits of Bri

My passport holder / wallet 🙂

  1. Passport holder / wallet

Probably one of the most important things I carry around is my travel passport holder / wallet.  My sister offered this to me for Christmas and I cannot explain just how much it has made traveling more convenient and easy, especially when running through a busy airport.  The amazing thing about a passport holder / wallet is that it provides a place to put your most important stuff: money, passport, plane tickets, credit cards, bus tickets, and the list goes on.  This way I don’t worry about which wallet I put my money in, or which zipper pocket I crammed those darn boarding passes in. It makes traveling simpler! And plus, I have a vintage design of Paris + the world map which I’ll adore forever and ever.


Travel Accessories - Camera - Bits of Bri

  1. Camera

I cannot go places without my camera. It remains one of my most prized possessions and is always found hanging around my neck, ready to capture the next best moment.  Though I really want one of those fancier cameras, that make that beautiful “snapshot” noise, I must admit that my little Sony-Cybershot-Carl Zeiss-16.1 megapixel camera gets the job done, and quite beautifully I might add.  It is a pocket-sized camera that even makes taking pictures of the Mona Lisa in the Louvre look easy.


Travel Accessories - Travel Journal - Bits of Bri

  1. Travel journal

Also a gift from my sister, my travel journal is always located at a convenient place in my travel backpack or luggage.  It makes the perfect companion (like a good book) for long train, plane, or bus rides across countries or to and from distant cities.  I love writing down what I see, feel, hear, smell, or whatever else that comes to mind, and I love re-reading it months, or years later.  Pictures are indeed worth a thousand words as they say, but in my opinion, a picture doesn’t fully describe how you felt about a place or person.

Travel Accessories - Necklace - Bits of Bri

  1. Favorite jewelry

When I think back on all my travels, I notice I always had to carry around my favorite bracelets, necklaces, and earrings.  I don’t have a cutely designed bag to put them in like you would find from Vera Bradley, but that’s mainly because I’m usually constantly wearing them.  While traveling, I wear my St. Christopher’s “Protect Us” necklace, given to me and my sister Laurin by our other sister Nicki to wear for our backpacking tour around Europe.  I also bring another necklace given to me a few years ago by my mom; it’s a teardrop-shaped pendant sporting bright green Peridot birth stones.  I wear it on more formal occasions or when we have a few days in a city I’ll swap the two out.  Otherwise, I have two rings that I never take off (also a gift from my sister), and while traveling I’ll choose one or two bracelets that represent something, someone, or somewhere I’ve been that reminds me of something/one/where meaningful or important.  I’ve found that wearing the jewelry given to me by my family helps me to keep them close even while I am far away traveling.


Travel Accessories - Backpack - Bits of Bri

  1. Backpack 

Last, but not least, if you ever see me somewhere I will always be wearing a backpack instead of carrying a purse.  Wearing a backpack while traveling allows me to keep both my hands/arms free and flexible, where I know my stuff are safe and secure inside zippers and deep, hidden pockets.  If I need to run, I can without worrying about holding on to my backpack; if I want to take pictures, I can do so freely; if I am doing an activity, I don’t worry about where I need to put my bag down; if I’m in a crowded area, I can always wear my backpack on my chest; and a million other reasons why I choose to travel with a backpack rather than a tote, bag, or purse.  Bigger backpack for longer travel, smaller (cute) backpack for a day out on the town or wherever I may be.


Final Thoughts for Travel Accessories: My Top 5

I hope you could benefit from this little list of my top 5 travel accessories.  What do YOU take with you on your travels?  I’d love to know!  Leave a comment with words or pictures of your favorite travel items! Or, have a question? Ask away below, and I’ll do my best to respond within 24 hours.  Thanks for reading! See you next time on BB 🙂

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Hi, I’m Bri! I’ve been slow traveling around the world in search of new adventures since 2013. I have lived in 8 countries on 4 continents including Nepal, Mexico, Colombia, and parts of Europe! I created this blog to inspire others to live a life of adventure, seek out meaningful experiences, and to travel slowly and mindfully. Join me on this journey and let’s tick off our bucket lists! Read my story here. promotional banner