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The 5 Items You Can't Travel Without

By Vikki Ashton

Items like an essential child's teddy bear or blanket to keep them happy on their travels, or an iPod or iPhone to help pass the time are obvious choices, but for slightly more obscure options we sat down with several of our team members to come up with this list of 5 items that need to take pride of place in any luggage, hand or otherwise!

Guy Edwards Says: Earplugs

"No matter where I stay, a luxury hotel abroad or a tent in Keswick, earplugs are an absolute must. I think I've become a bit reliant on them (we live under the flight path plus I have noisy young children!) and I find myself putting them in almost all of the time to guarantee an uninterrupted night sleep. I always seem to be given a room next to a corridor where people are loudly banging doors at 2am. Earplugs are also very useful on a plane if you want to close your eyes when everyone else is awake" said Guy.

Karen Ashton Says: Wet Wipes

"Wet wipes I imagine will be a popular choice among anyone with young children. They can also come in very handy for adults too when on a night flight, and are good for taking off your make up without having to take a bottle."

*Ironically Guy & Karen agree on the importance of earplugs, such a coincidence that both of them have young children!

Paula Ball and Karen Ashton Say: Hair Straighteners

"Straighteners every time! Hotels normally provide hairdryers but rarely straighteners, and us girls need to have straight hair! Straighteners probably get used more when abroad too, as you tend to have wet hair from the pool or sea during the day time. Most come in protective cases to avoid being damaged in transit - so they're an essential item really."

Sam Rippingham Says: A Special Pillow

"My dad is of a particular generation that likes things just so. He never goes anywhere without his pillow. He says he can't sleep without it. I think it helps with his problematic neck and shoulders, but I'm sure there's a good deal of sentiment for his trusty pillow in there too."

Anne Carpenter and Erica Lui Say: Adapter Plugs/Extension Leads

"An adapter plug is essential for the modern traveller. There is nothing more irritating than being sat on a plane or walking into a hotel room and realising you've left yours at home in the UK, where of course they are completely useless!" said Anne."Extension leads are useful too, especially when you have several people all wanting to charge their phones, iPads and other gadgets" said Erica.

Have we left anything important off this list? We'd love to hear from you, no matter how weird or wonderful your suggestions might be, so please tweet us @JustResorts with your essential items that you can't travel without!