5 Things You Absolutely Need to Travel Solo

When traveling solo the last thing you want to be is unprepared. To make sure you’re ready to go where the road takes you, here are a few key essential items to help you with your next trip!

1. Anti Theft Backpack

Above all, you want to make sure your valuables are secure. Traveling in busy streets and cities can lead to pickpocketing or worse. However, an anti-theft backpack can keep all of your valuables safe using slash-resistant fabric technology. 

Because they’re built to withstand pickpocketing attempts, anti-theft backpacks are also built to last. Most are waterproof and lightweight, making them a durable pack for the road. Additional combination locks for zippers are another great safety perk and some offer even more high-tech features, such as built-in USB charging ports.

2. Compression Packing Cubes 

Traveling in general can sometimes make you feel like you have to pack lightly. Compression packing cubes have become a huge game changer in packing for both long or short trips. 

How compression cubes work is simple: they compress your clothes so you can bring more of what you want on your journey. Featuring durable zippers and tear/water resistant material, compression packing cubes are a great way to make the most out of the space in your pack.

3. Portable Charger 

Between using  GPS, taking photos, and other travel apps, draining your phone battery can quickly become a reality. Being unable to do things like call 911, get a taxi, or find your way back to the hotel is a huge safety concern for solo travelers. To avoid situations like these, make sure you’re prepared with a portable charger to make sure your phone lasts as long as you do.

4. Filtered Water Bottle

Bringing your own reusable filtered water bottle can be a great way to save some money while traveling. Instead of constantly spending money on disposable water bottles you can simply refill your own. And since it’s filtered, you don’t have to worry about the source you’re filling it from. Not to mention, it’s better for the environment!

5. Inexpensive Wedding Band

Wearing a fake wedding band can help deter unsought attention and trick potential thieves into thinking you’re traveling with someone. It’s best to stay away from fake diamo

nd bands that seem flashy, since that could lead thieves into thinking that you have more valuables with you.  

Even if you are already married, it’s a good idea to switch out your wedding ring for a less expensive one so that if it does get stolen it won’t be a huge loss. 


Traveling should always be fun and, if you can help it, worry-free. Hopefully these items give you a better understanding of what to bring with you on your next vacation and make any traveling experience safer and more enjoyable. 

Traveling with kids? Check out our guide to everything you need to know on traveling with children.

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