Five Essential Backpack Fillers

July 1, 2016

Are you one of the lucky ones who has decided to take some time off to travel the world? To visit magical parts of the planet that the rest of us can only dream about? If so, then the following list of five essential backpack fillers will help you maximise your trip.

“The world is a book, and those who do not travel read only one page.”

Saint Augustine.

Traveling is life changing for many. Visiting new and enchanting towns, cities, countries, and continents will open your eyes to different cultures, beliefs, and ways of life. There is no greater feeling than entering a world that is completely different to your own. You feel like your eyes have been opened for the first time. Nothing can prepare you for the mind-altering affect traveling will have. However, you can be prepared for what you need to take with you!

This list of five essential backpack fillers is a guide to help you maximise your trip from the view of experienced travelers. You will not be patronized, as we take it you are already bright enough to know you need your passport, travel insurance, ID, visas, and money. Instead, we will offer you a handy steer in the right direction and help you enjoy your travels without any worries or regrets:


There will be times when you are stuck on a long coach journey moving from one town or village to another and you will be longing for a book to keep you entertained. Choose something that will inspire your travels. No matter where you are in the world, there will be a novel set there, which will excite and enlighten your trip.


Clothing seems like an obvious one, right? Wrong. Too many times I have met people who got this totally and utterly wrong. Either they packed for just expecting sun or just expecting rain. Instead, pack for both. Also, it is not a fashion show, be practical, you can save on fashion with New Look discount codes.

Sleeping Bag

We have all made this mistake, but a sleeping bag will feel like a god send somewhere down the line. Whether it is to prop up an uncomfortable bed in a hostel, or help you get a good rest on a long train journey, a sleeping bag is more than essential.


Yes, a diary. It may seem very 1950’s, but keeping a diary is the best way to remember all the great memories you are about to have. With a diary you can write in detail that nothing else can capture. It will all be from your mindset, so when you read it back in years to come you will remember how you felt at that specific moment. Too many people regret not keeping one.


To go alongside your diary, bring a camera. It will capture the beauty and awe-inspiring moments along the way. There will be so many of them that we suggest a good digital camera with a large memory card (with a few extra ones too).

So there you have it, our list of the five essential backpack fillers. We hope this helps and makes your trip even more memorable. Enjoy and keep safe!

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Andi Perullo de Ledesma

I am Andi Perullo de Ledesma, a Chinese Medicine Doctor and Travel Photojournalist in Charlotte, NC. I am also wife to Lucas and mother to Joaquín. Follow us as we explore life and the world one beautiful adventure at a time.

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One thought on “Five Essential Backpack Fillers

  1. Northern Peru travel

    I definitely would take a diary and a book. As you say, it is good to keep your thoughts and feelings about your trip. And a book is always a great partner, in the bus, on the airport, in the evening before going to bed. It is also a good way to make new friends.


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