Whether you’re on a gap year or have taken time off work to embark on a once-in-a-lifetime adventure, backpacking can be the cheapest and most rewarding way to travel the globe. Hopping onto trains, trams, boats and coaches to arrive at your next destination is a great way to meet new people and see the country in a different light.
However, some journeys can be long and noisy, which can put a damper on your adventure, especially if you’re travelling at night. There are some great travelling accessories that you can bring with you that are inexpensive and won’t take up much room in your backpack. These products are travelling ear plugs and a sleep mask. What’s more, these accessories can help you to sleep when staying in hostels and other accommodation.
If you’re interested in taking some ear plugs with you, we would recommend that you take disposable foam ear plugs. Disposable ear plugs are suggested as you won’t need to care for them or store them in a clean case. Foam ear plugs are inexpensive and can be bought in bulk, saving you even more money.
Benefits of disposable ear plugs
- Fuss-free; there’s no need to wash them
- Can come in a range of noise reduction ratings (NRR), offering you a variety of hearing protection levels
- Comfortable to wear
- Come in variety of sizes
- Can be worn for a variety of circumstances (concerts, travelling and sleeping)
- Easy to insert and remove
An eye mask can also help you sleep and could be a lifesaver if you’re finding it hard to adjust to different time zones. You can find a great variety of sleep masks that range in materials and design, with some being manufactured to contour to your eye area for additional comfort. It’s wonderful that such a simple and inexpensive item can bring a little bit of luxury when travelling.
With these backpacking accessories you will be able to travel and sleep in silence and darkness. Sleep is vital to our health, if you know you don’t sleep well in new places, a sleep mask and pair of ear plugs could help you to get that much needed rest.
Make the most of your travels and always wake up feeling refreshed and ready for the next adventure.