Travel Essentials

It’s good to be home! After an extended weekend in Indianapolis for the National High School Journalism Conference, I’m back to talk about my travel essentials.
1.) Headphones

It doesn’t matter if you’re listening to music or not, headphones are a lifesaver on a crowded charter bus for 12 hours. For someone like me who lives on TV and movies, it’s vital to have a nice pair of headphones. My Beats Solo 2 in Gray have lasted me a year so far and are perfect for traveling because they’re collapsible.

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2.) Audiobooks

I’m not a big reader, but every so often I find something that just pulls me in. Audiobooks are a lifesaver during the school year since I don’t like just sitting down and reading a book. Spotify has a fantastic selection in classical books. I just finished listening to 1984 for my literature class. #PleasesponsormeAudible


3.) Portable charger 

As a tech head, I need power! I have a couple small portable chargers that are good for a quick phone charge. On most trips, I usually bring a mini laptop or iPad to work on stuff. Tzumi Pocket Juice Slim 12,000mAh Solo Portable Charger can charge my iPad three times on a single charge. This one doesn’t need an extra cord to charge it because it has a wall plug-in built in.

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4.) Guidebooks

Whenever I’m in a new city, I make sure I have a guidebook via book or phone. They are usually written by city natives/ experts and feature a vast amount of knowledge on what to do there. In the past, I’ve used the apps Guidebook, Lonely Planet, and eTips.

5.) Camera

I don’t go on vacation to relax; I’m there to explore and make memories. If I wanted to relax I would have stayed at home! I don’t like bringing my expensive Canon camera when I travel because that’s just asking for it to be broken or stolen. You’ve heard me rave about my instant camera by Fujifilm, and ever since I bought it it’s always with me. Each photo captures a single moment in time. One thing is for sure – no Instagram filter compares to the look of Polaroid.
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