Travel essentials for your summer holiday in Europe
|The allure of Positano, Italy, and the Mediterranean Sea beckons in the Summertime! Photo: WikiMedia.org.
Summer holidays in Europe are the best way to put some distance between you and the real world. The street cred of many European summer destinations, from France’s Provence to Andalucía in the South of Spain or even the picturesque Amalfi Coast in Italy, revolves around the relaxing vibes of a sandy strip and crystalline waters.
|The Captivating Island of Santorini, Greece, in the Southern Aegean Sea. Photo: WikiMedia.org.
The laid-back lifestyle associated with historical Italian cities such as Florence and Venice, or the Greek islands is also one of the main reasons why travelers set out on long-distance flights just to enjoy their slice of a Mediterranean summer.
|A tour through Germany will have you visiting one storybook village after another such as the village of Altensteig. Photo: 1Yen.
If you're not in search of the sun and sand, perhaps it's a tour through the storybook villages of Alsace and Germany, exploring the ancient ruins in Pompeii or Rome, or enjoying a most luxurious retreat along the French Riviera—a European vacation opens your mind to new cultures and lands in one of the most alluring continents in the world! However, getting there isn't really half the fun, is it? But there are a few comforts and conveniences to help ease some of the discomforts you may encounter on your journey.
Cabeau Travel Pillow
Sleeping on a plane is not exactly the most comfortable way of catching some Zs, but there is an incredible travel pillow that stands above the rest—the Cabeau travel pillow—its responsive memory foam adapts to the shape of your neck and head and it's so compact, you can carry it on the palm of your hand. Also, there's a pocket on one side to store your phone.
Digital Luggage Scale
|Worried about baggage fees? Weigh your bags before you leave.
Luggage fees draining your wallet and you haven't even left home? Here's a handy portable scale if you tend to cram everything but the kitchen sink into your luggage. Antler Santler Digital Scale is a solid digital scale and the ideal portable companion for your luggage.
|Charge your electronic devices by solar power!
Freeloader Pico Solar Charger
I mentioned it – never let your mobile run out of power while you’re on your own. Getting in touch with your friends around town or receiving that essential email could turn into some sort of nightmare. If you’re off to a sunny place, there is one priceless gadget you will need to get your hands on: Freeloader Pico Solar Charger allows you to charge all your devices through solar energy. Just let it ‘sunbathe’ beforehand so that you will have an endless source of power in your pockets.
A few more that come to mind are power adapters, SIM cards, money belts—among others! What are your favorite travel essentials you simply can't leave home without? I would love to hear from you and help make this page resource for all. Thanks!
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