Travel (v.) – make a journey, typically of some length or abroad. Many of life’s best experiences include us going to different places, meeting different people, and immersing different cultures. Going away from home for a few days is a great time to escape reality and explore what the world has to offer. The only hassle thing about traveling is packing your stuff in a suitcase that may or may not fit everything. Packing is one of the pre-traveling activities that people dread. To make packing easier, there are 5 items that you should always have in hand.
Zip Lock Bags
These bags are very popular for being versatile bags with a smart zip feature. You can use ziploc bags for almost anything, most especially in travelling. If you don’t have pouches, organizers or packing cubes, it can be a great alternative. This is also a great bag to put in some liquid containers to ensure security and avoid spilling. Make sure to have different sizes so it won’t have a hard time packing.
There are a lot of travel kits in store that has small bottle containers, smaller spray bottles, etc. To save space and minimize luggage weight, leave behind the big shampoo containers and huge lotion bottles. Just squeeze what you need in that little trip of yours into the little travel containers.
For when you want to secure something in its place, zip ties are your best friend. Another use for zip ties is that it can also serve as a temporary luggage lock. It’s a great alternative for when you have nowhere else to buy a lock for bag. It also has other uses such as emergency shoe laces, camera mounts, and many more.
It’s a very popular hack to use shower caps for all your footwear. It protects your other clothes from the dirty soles of your shoes. It can also cover your electronics, makeup or even your food. It can keep things in one place, protect gadgets from being wet or dirty, as well as prevent your makeup from getting in contact with your clothes. The next time you travel, make sure to grab those free shower caps in the hotel you stay in!
The ultimate travel buddy: packing cubes. It organizes your things, compresses your clothes and keeps your luggage looking neat! It comes in different sizes to make it easier for you to pack different kinds of stuff you want to bring. Packing cubes are actually becoming very popular among frequent travellers, you can buy it almost anywhere whether online or in malls.
We tend to shop outside then suddenly we have to buy food and consume it in our house. I guess, everyone has experienced it, because for some reason, take outs’ can also be very easy convenient to consume rather than to dine in. Although, it is inevitable that a food shop won’t be full with customers and it’ll end up with no vacant seat at all, then you’ll surely be forced to bring the food home instead.
But, here’s the thing, it may be convenient to our part to take those food in our house, but it is actually such a waste to the environment. Why? Take a look on the paper bag that contains your meal wherein you just bought it earlier before heading home. You could see disposable utensils, table napkins, styrofoam, salad dressing container and the cup of soda drink. All in all, is it guaranteed that those packaging of your meals are biodegradable? NO.
Take outs’ could increase the total waste disposal, because any food that you are to purchase has to be in a packaging to avoid any spoilage. Even if you only ordered a burger, you could see at least 5 trashes, right?
For your information, the most trash that consist the garbage in the U.S. are actually from the packaging you got from take outs’.
It doesn’t just stop there, the production of the packaging greatly affects our climate change. The factory that would process the raw materials to have an end-result of a unique packaging, produces carbon dioxide and it would be a big no-no to the environment.
What you are investing to the nature will come back for you and that is what they called karma— it may be good or a bad one. So, is your lifestyle getting you any better?
Cook breakfast for your partner.
Wake him/her up on the right side of the bed with the smell of bacon & eggs! Start the day right by surprising them with a delicious breakfast that you cooked yourself. The smile on their faces are priceless, especially when paired with the ‘woke up like this’ face and bed hair. This is a very thoughtful surprise attached with effort and so much love.
A couple that works out together, stays together! It’s a known fact that working out can lift up your mood, and what better way to do that than jogging with your partner? Keep a healthy lifestyle together and be each other’s trainer. Be active and playful in the track while burning some calories and motivate each other when the other is tired. After the jog, reward yourselves with a post-workout date at a healthy cafe or by drinking a healthy smoothie.
Bake cookies together.
Baking can be a form of stress reliever, and it’s a great way to bond with the ones you love. You can see this similar scene in some movies where the couple or a whole family spends time in the kitchen making something together. This date idea can even last longer by buying the ingredients together before baking, and eating your cookies with a glass of milk right after.
Stay in and binge watch films.
While this may be one of the most cliche dates ever, this continues to be one of the best dates ever. Sometimes it’s just 40% paying attention to the movie and 60% doing other things (*wink, wink*). You can go for the popular Netflix & chill style or you guys could just scan the different channels on the TV.
Go to an arcade and play together.
Have the time of your life with your partner by playing all kinds of games in the arcade! Shoot some balls and play some air hockey — try everything! It’s a great way to have fun and play different games with your partner. Don’t forget to bring your A-game!
Bring some food and drinks to a mountain and just chill.
Consider this an alternative version of the netflix & chill date, except you’re in the mountains with a breathtaking view and fresh air. You and your partner can have deep conversations or life talks while on a one-on-one chill drinking session. Take your mind off the stress in the city and have a short escape with your partner and be one with nature.
Drive to a place where you can see the sunset.
End the day with a colorful sky and with the sun saying goodbye while the moon greets you hello. Take your partner out on a short road trip to wherever you could see the sun clearly. Whether in the outskirts of town or on the rooftop of a random building. It’s the kind of date where you can be speechless and still have a good time just staying by their side.