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Things I Need While Touring Around A City

things-i-need-while-touringEvery time I’m in a foreign country ready to tour a city, there’s a bunch of things I can never leave home without, I like my things organised, readily available and safe — which is obviously just good common sense.

I’ve got a few weeks left until I go on my 3 week vacation this December with Gab. Yep, we’re embarking on a mini-Eurotrip because we absolutely didn’t feel like the last one was enough to really enjoy our favourite cities. While planning the upcoming trip, it got me thinking about last year’s Eurotrip and how I’ve made some travel mistakes that I definitely won’t be making again.

So for this new blog post, I’ve rounded up a list of things that would make my tours around the city a little less stressful, and I thought it might actually be useful for you guys as well!

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1.A sturdy, comfortable yet fashionable day bag
I only bring one kind of bag when traveling, which is always my go-to day bag. It needs to be durable, comfortable to wear and in a neutral shade so it’ll go with whatever outfit I’ll be wearing that day.

I’ll be heading to Europe during winter, which means lots of gloomy gray weather. This bag from Sherpani is the perfect day bag because it’s functional yet sophisticated and stylish, dark yet feminine. My specific backpack is called the Amelia Slate, which features a fold over zipper flap which ensures the safety of my valuables inside — so I don’t have to worry about pickpockets while roaming around busy areas. It’s made of boiled wool and genuine leather (remember when I said it’s perfect for winter season?) with a detachable tassel and wristlet wallet — like I said, so much functionality!

For more info on Sherpani: http://www.sherpani.com/, https://www.facebook.com/urbanizeph, https://www.instagram.com/urbanizeph/, http://www.urbanize.com.ph/

yAy-wallet

2. Ultra slim wallet/credit card holder

I absolutely hate bulky wallets… Not only are they obvious to the wandering eyes of pickpockets, but they’re difficult to keep hidden in your clothing. When traveling, it’s so important to only bring enough cash for the day with you and at least your ATM and a credit card, this way, if you ever lose your wallet, you’re not losing your entire travel budget.

I’ve heard of horror stories of people bringing around wads of cash worth thousands of euros only for it to get stolen in a  crowded touristy area. To avoid this, your best bet is a slim wallet/credit card holder such as the YaY Wallet.

Its slim design makes it perfect for keeping enough cash and cards for when you travel, do outdoor activities, going out to the club, quick errands, etc. It’s made out of super strong custom constructed woven elastic, has excellent stretch recovery and can securely hold up 10 cards + some cash. If you need to clean it, you can hand wash it or machine wash it, whichever you fancy.

My favourite part about the YaY wallets is how you can keep it safely in your front pocket for ultimate safety, and it won’t even look like a wallet at all!

For more info on YaY wallets: https://www.facebook.com/urbanizeph, https://www.instagram.com/urbanizeph/, http://www.urbanize.com.ph/, http://yaynovelty.com/

3. Extra batteries/chargers

In the last few trips I’ve taken, I always encountered one major problem: dead batteries on my devices. This year, I plan to make it a priority to buy at least 1 extra battery for my photography camera, my vlogging camera and a really nice powerbank for my phone.

I’m actually still on the lookout for a powerbank since I have zero clues on which brand are great and has the best charging cycles, so if you’ve got suggestions, I’d love to hear them!!!

Artiart

4. An insulated mug

I know, it may sound like a weird necessity but winter + hot chocolate/coffee is perfect on cold mornings while walking around a city like London or Paris! The cool thing about the Artiart Suction Mug is its clever grip-pad design which reduces spillage occurrence, especially on those long inter-city train rides that can sometimes be a little bumpy! The mug wont tip over if you accidentally knock into it but it lifts straight up and detaches itself quickly and easily. The suction mug works on all flat non-proud surfaces like desks and tables, and the twin insulated walls keep beverages hot for longer.

For more info on Artiart Suction Mug: https://www.facebook.com/urbanizeph, https://www.instagram.com/urbanizeph/, http://www.urbanize.com.ph/

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5. A multi-storage pouch

There’s nothing I dislike more than a messy day bag where I end up having to take all my stuff out just to look for one thing. I recently got a multi-storage pouch which I take with me everywhere, and not just when I tour around a city.

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The BORSA multi-storage pouch can fit a powerbank, a pocket wifi, SD cards, USB sticks, and other compact items or smaller items that can easily get lost. It features a flap with hook-and-loop fastening so you can quickly open and close your pouch, and thick front pockets with excellent stretch fabric to help cope with smaller gadgets.

Disclosure: This is a sponsored post for Sherpani, Elecom, Artiart, YaY and Borsa. These items were gifted to me and I’ve been using them for 1 month. All thoughts & opinions expressed in this post are solely my own.

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22 Comments

  • Reply Pearl Aton 7 November 2016 at 7:20 pm

    Awesome post Camie! I’ve been looking for a trusty go bag ever since and I’ll check out the one you recommended :) My mom’s old sling has been a-okay for touring new places but it has seen better days haha :)

    • Reply Camie Juan 8 November 2016 at 12:24 am

      Ahahhaa! The bag I have now is around P6000 (quite on the pricey side, I’ll have to admit!!!) but the quality is really good. I just have to be careful and not spill anything on it cause I don’t know how to wash this kind of fabric… Feels almost like wool-ish.

  • Reply Augustin Ra 7 November 2016 at 7:54 pm

    I always love bringing a water bottle or my tea-rrific travel mug wherever I go. It comes really handy any time especially when I need to re-hydrate myself. Hehe :)

  • Reply Yan 7 November 2016 at 8:55 pm

    Oooh love the bag! I also go for neutral tones cos it’s easy to complement :D For a power bank, I suggest Anker products, super good quality and looks good too!

    • Reply Camie Juan 8 November 2016 at 12:23 am

      I recently got a powerbank… The brand is Mipow and it’s rose gold. It’s small, around 5000 mAh, but it’s so beautiful! HAHA

  • Reply Ollyvia Laura 7 November 2016 at 10:50 pm

    me too, water bottle is needed..

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    • Reply Camie Juan 8 November 2016 at 12:22 am

      Yeah, I like that for my upcoming travel, tap water is easily accessible so I can just fill up wherever and whenever :)

  • Reply Emily 7 November 2016 at 11:10 pm

    I really need to get a thinner wallet. It’s no fun having to dig out my wallet then unzip and dig out cash while holding lots of bags or in a hurry.

    • Reply Camie Juan 8 November 2016 at 12:21 am

      I agree! I’m so glad they sent me this. I use it even for everyday errands when I dont want to bring a bag with me. It’s useful!

  • Reply Da Dominguez 8 November 2016 at 8:17 am

    A thinner wallet, yes! I have this super bulky wallet which contains my entire life (e.g. my money, credit card, ATM, IDs, etc.) Haha lol. Definitely need to organize it better for safety purposes on trips.

    xx, The Diary Queen

  • Reply Renee Alexis 8 November 2016 at 8:50 am

    I love the bag, and that YaY wallet is very interesting! Great post, Camie. Your sponsored posts are the best!

  • Reply Rajo 8 November 2016 at 9:09 pm

    If you’re looking for a nice powerbank, I recommend getting Romoss. I think they are on sale in Lazada right now. There’s a 20000mah one for only 800+pesos! While the 10400mah is 590 pesos. :)

  • Reply Greigh 8 November 2016 at 9:10 pm

    Bavin is a great brand for a powerbank! It’s the one I use :)

  • Reply Pia 8 November 2016 at 9:46 pm

    I used an ASUS powerbank for my past travels and it didn’t disappoint. It was able to last me the whole day and it still has some power left when I get back to my hotel/hostel. And it costs only less than a thousand bucks. :D Have fun on your trip, and I’m looking forward to your blogs and vlogs, and IG pictures. <3

    http://pepperonipia.com

  • Reply Bea De Guzman 8 November 2016 at 10:09 pm

    Hi Camie! Can the YaY wallet hold a passport too?

  • Reply kismet 8 November 2016 at 10:39 pm

    Hi Camie! <3 Great post! Can't wait for your vlogs for your upcoming trip! You may want to check out an Asus powerbank! They're really good – in my experience anyway.

  • Reply Glaiza Binayas 9 November 2016 at 7:54 pm

    One mistake (one of the many mistakes actually. Haha) I did before while traveling is not having a slim wallet. I brought my bulky wallet instead and it didn’t give me enough room for my other things as I have a small day bag. So i took out my cash and metro cardfrom my bulky wallet and put them on the pocket of my bag. And yep, I lost my metro card. Maybe when I was fishing for my money, I didn’t realize my card fell. :/ Geez.

  • Reply Hani Lutfi 12 November 2016 at 7:36 pm

    Love this! I used to think I could survive without a backpack when I travel but I was wrong. It’s definitely easier to have one bag that fits all than carry like a couple of things at once. Eg, a crossbody bag and a dSLR, and a shopping bag! It was my worst nightmare!

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  • Reply Ja 14 November 2016 at 1:08 pm

    For the power bank, i recommend ANKER Products :) :)

  • Reply Ayeesha Dicali 15 November 2016 at 2:52 pm

    Bavin is a good powerbank brand, Camie. I like that it has a led display that shows how much power is left.

  • Reply Kai 15 November 2016 at 8:46 pm

    This post is perfect for my future travels! Learned my lesson from my previous trip, which I forgot the most important things. I’m a sucker when it comes to packing and literally, I just pick up whatever I saw and think useful *which is not*.

    Kai
    http://kittyjournal.com

  • Reply aicsthetic 5 January 2017 at 1:45 pm

    I learned about the YaY wallet from your blog and headed to Urbanize to get me two of these haha. I needed some place to hide my spare money in case the one in my thin wallet runs out of budget. It’s been of great help, and I don’t stress over how I keep my money while I travel. Thanks for sharing!

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