10 Random Things I ALWAYS Travel With


  1. Great list! I always travel with Tiger Balm, too, as well as a camera, a book, and a journal. I travel with a chain and a lock, too, and (don’t judge) some crazy make-up, like bindis and glitter. you never know when you’ll want to get all dressed up! -Brenna

    • Alana Morgan says:

      Thanks – kind of funny and, of course, not a complete list, but I really do ALWAYS have these things on me wherever I go. I love that bindis and glitter are part of your must-haves 😉 I normally have stickers or small colored pencils in my bags for kids. I always seem to attract them…

  2. Adam Pervez says:

    If you can believe it, I never used Tiger Balm in Southeast asia. Looks like i missed out!

  3. Angela says:

    Tiger balm and chapstick. Always. I don’t leave my hotel room without them.

  4. Naomi says:

    Melatonin?! That’s such a good idea…way better than getting sketch sleeping pills from some Khao San pharmacy for us SE Asia travellers 😉

  5. Jeanette says:

    Good post. I never travel without melatonin or a sharpie either!

  6. Jodi says:

    I take a bottle of oil of oregano where ever I go. It’s a wonderful “cure all” I’ve also got a hippy dippy stretchy clothes line that I love as it hangs up pretty much anywhere and you don’t need clothes pins.

  7. Parker says:

    This is a list of 11 things.

  8. Heather says:

    In addition to the usual items, I always travel with a pair of earplugs and packets of Woolite for emergency washes. both have come in handy on innumerable occasions!

  9. Mike Mentz says:

    As long as I’ve got my guitar and phone to take pics and record my musical musings, I’m good to go 🙂

  10. I am obsessed with Tiger balm. It cures all!

  11. Ash Clark says:

    Looks like I need to jump on this tiger balm bandwagon!

  12. OCDemon says:

    I found out a while back that Trader joe’s sells peppermint-flavored melatonin. So they literally sell a candy-flavored sleeping pill. It’s hard to stop at just one.

  13. Erica says:

    underwear and a passport.
    oh and Aveda’s blue oil. It sounds like it’s really similar to tiger balm. 🙂

  14. Franca says:

    I do carry an head light too that I’ve used to read in the dark (especially in hostels and trains), but if there is one thing I cannot leave behind is my spork, such a genius invention 🙂

  15. I was introduced to the many uses of Tiger Balm in Asia after living in Cambodia and teaching English there. When one of the kids was feeling unwell, Tiger Balm was the answer for EVERYTHING. Stomachache, head ache, sun burn, mosquito bites, EVERYTHING. 😀 I always take a scarf with me when I travel. I use it for sun block, temple coverings, something to sit on, bandage up my arm when I decide to practically dislocate it,…. everything! 😀

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