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5 things every traveler should pack

Take clothespins to hang those items that need

Take clothespins to hang those items that need a quick wash and dry on the road. Photo Credit: Getty Images / Ville Seppänen

If you had to give others a list of just a few things they must carry with them when they travel, what would be on that list? Here are some essentials that should be in every suitcase.

FLASHLIGHT A handy item to have in case of a power failure at your hotel.

CLOTHESPINS Who hasn’t had to wash out a few things, then leave them drying on the line during a trip?

FOLDABLE HAT A noncrushable hat doesn’t take up much luggage space and can be worn anywhere, whether you’re at the beach or on safari.

TRENCHCOAT In any city setting, a trench coat always looks smart and appropriate.

POWDERED GATORADE Mix with water and you have a good emergency go-to beverage to keep you from getting dehydrated.

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