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10 things we would never leave without!

When being away from home on a longer trip it is obviously necessary to think twice about what to bring along, and what is really more “nice” than need.

Needless to say, you will need all the “basic” things on any journey, such as underwear, t-shirts, socks etc. You will also need proper outerwear. You can read much more about this in our general equipment article here!

To begin with we spent quite a bit of time thinking about the contents of our luggage, and yet we always have a few things just taking up space in the bottom of our backpacks.

But here is a list of 10 things we would never leave without, now that we have a bit of experience traveling around the world...

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A note about cars and rental along the way!

When you start planning a one-year trip around the world, and when you know that you will be using various means of transportation, it is a good idea to do your homework and make sure that you do not end up spending time, money and frustrations on “doing it wrong”. Frustrations and waste of money should not be a part of any journey. Least of all the journey of your life!

In order for us to be able to get an overview of whether to spend our entire savings or just 3/4 of it, I started doing some research in terms of renting cars and campervans, and also the cost of train and flight tickets. It quickly became clear to me, that with a bit of research you can actually save significant amounts of money. Money that we would rather use for something extra as we made our way around the world.