7 Must Haves For A Traveling Geek!

Do you love to travel? I know I do. I enjoy visiting different countries, and I love tasting their food and experiencing their culture. I like checking out the different hot spots that friends recommend. Yes traveling is fun, but it’s the packing for the trip that is the killer, especially if you are planning a long vacation. Packing for a two or three day trip is manageable. What makes it difficult is figuring out what to bring along. After all, you don’t want to be charged the excess baggage fee, but at the same time, we don’t want to forget to bring the essentials.

We all have our own versions of what is essential to us when we travel. To me, it’s my computer, cellphone, charger, iPod touch, clothes and my toiletry kit. I know some people who have other “must” items on their lists. If you are a geek, I have found some wonderful items that you might want to pack in your suitcase. They include some of the basic essentials, most especially if you are the type who wants to always be prepared. I hope I did not miss anything. If you know of some other stuff that a geek like me would need, please feel free to share it with us here.

Main Image Source – Dorothy Luggage

Credit Card Lightbulb – Tiny lightbulb that fits in your wallet ($4.99)

Titanium Spork –  One utensil for both forking and spooning.  Made from super strong titanium. ($8.99)

Dissolving Travel Toiletries – A little bit of water is all you need to turn these weird little sheets into Hand Soap, Body Wash, or Shampoo. Each packet contains 50 sheets and easily slips into your pocket or purse. ($4.99 to $12.99)

Swedish Fire Steel –   Magnesium alloy that sparks to make fire. Usedto light campfires, stoves, gas BBQ.  ($3.99 to $15.99)

Survival Kit in A Sardine Can –  Compact emergency kit that’s easy to carry. Waterproof too, so take it camping or boating!  No sardines included.  ($9.99)

Survival Bracelet – Bracelet turns into 14 feet of paracord. ($19.99)

Solar Powered Phone Charger –   Pocket-sized universal battery charger.  Great emergency battery for your phone.  Charges via USB connection or solar panel. ($49.99)