If you are backpacking around the globe, you will be stuck with the same clothing and accessories for a relatively long period of time. In addition to this, you will also be away from your loved ones and home comforts.
So, although you will constantly be visiting different countries and racking up an extensive list of new experiences, the monotony of your travelling gear and being away from home will probably get you down from time to time.
With that said, there are ways that you can help alleviate this issue to an extent. One such way is by personalizing your travel accessories. Read on for some inspiration with this jazzing-up-process.
Customize your luggage
Your standard luggage bag is generally mundane in its appearance. Admittedly practicality is at the forefront of a travel bag, but this doesn’t mean you can’t add a bit of personality by sewing in some added details for your enjoyment. Plus, did you know that some businesses can even print a full-size picture of your choice on a suitcase?
This doesn’t stop at just your bags, either. Everything from your luggage tags to passport holder can be customized in some way by specialist companies.
Refresh your technology
No, this doesn’t mean buying new pieces of technology to replace what you currently own – that money is best served for your actual traveling!
However, what you could do is change up the backgrounds of your phone and laptop. Use a wallpaper maker or a personal photo – or a variation of both – to freshen up for your technology when travelling. To go that extra step, you might also consider adding some stickers to the external parts of your devices.
Patch up your clothing and bags
Got a plain jacket that is begging for some revitalization, or maybe your bag is in the same situation? Well, you could always attach some patches to items like these. Not only will it make you stand out with anoriginal design and display your interests, but it can also prove to be a conversation starter with others – an ideal thing if you’re traveling solo and staying in hostels.
Including pictures on your travel accessories is not only a nice way to jazz up your items, but also a great morale booster. Plus, as aforementioned with the picture suitcase, nearly everything can be customized with a photo. So whether it is a travel mug or a drawstring bag, plenty of specialist companies provide travel items that are available for customization with a picture.
Get your game on
Okay, so this might not be adding personalization to an item you currently have in your travel repertoire, but including games is recommended.
While you might have games downloaded for your phone/laptop, don’t forget to add some physical gaming items like a pack of cards into your travel essentials. As well as giving you an alternative option for entertainment during journeys, it is also another way to interact and have fun with others.