Carry This When Traveling in Hot Climates – 1-Minute Travel Tips #3

When you live or travel in a hot climate, especially a tropical climate, this simple item can make your day a lot fresher and help you beat the heat. It’s also very easy item to forget – as you’ll see in the video.

I made the mistake of forgetting mine on this very hot day wandering around Da Nang, Vietnam. I was out shooting videos and when I needed it, I came up short. That’s why I made a video, so hopefully you’ll remember my mistake and not make the same mistake yourself.

It doesn’t need to be fancy or expensive to be a good travel accessory. Though choosing one you like, one that shows off your style, or maybe a destination you’ve been to is certainly a fine option. A good travel accessory is one that makes your travels easier, or more comfortable, without a lot of fuss. Sometimes simple is best.

In fact, this item can be used as a coaster, a cleaner, an ice pack, a germ deterrent or a potholder. If you use it right, it can even help rescue a small animal or defeat the Bugblatter Beast of Trall.

Be sure to check out these 1-Minute Travel Tips, too.

And here are all of our Travel Tips and Tutorials.

Happy Travels!

Video Transcript

This is an entirely unplanned travel tip.

While I’ve been out filming travel tips for you, I realized that I forgot one travel tip.

That is simply, if you’re traveling in a hot climate and you’re going to be out and about, bring a kerchief with you. A handkerchief, a bandana, whatever you want to call it, bring a kerchief with you.

Because like I forgot today and so I’m mopping my brow, you know my hair’s gotten stringy, and I’m mopping my brow with just this little napkin as I stop for a drink here in this coffee bar.

Remember a kerchief. Don’t write it off as something, you know, grandpa used to carry and make bad boogie jokes with. When you’re in a hot climate bring something to keep you fresh, and you’ll find it has a lot of other uses as well.

Okay, that’s your spontaneous travel tip.

I’ll see you next time.

Trina Phillips

I've been traveling to off-the-beaten-path destinations for more than 20 years. Now I'm sharing my continuing adventures in Africa.

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